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How to get the whole family involved in keeping a tidy house

With the current Coronavirus situation, we’re all spending a lot more time at home and it’s showing. Crumbs under the table, dust bunnies dancing under the couch. Child-size handprints on the window. Before starting a family game night, why not play a quick game of tidy up with the kids and see who can put away the most in 20 minutes? The winner gets to choose what to watch on Netflix. Then after the tidying session, why not get the whole family involved in some light cleaning activities so you can all enjoy a clean home together.

Let teenagers spray glass cleaner not only on windows, but any mirrors, televisions, computers and other glass screens. (If you’re out of glass cleaner, go all-natural by filling a spray bottle with half distilled white vinegar and half tap water.) Once polished, you can all enjoy a better view, without fingerprints, and a sparkling shine.

Adults in the home can freshen up kitchen appliances and all other sealed, washable surfaces. Dilute a dose of the kitchen cleaner and wipe away mild stains or light grease. Use it neat if you need to get tougher!

Everyone in the family can do their bit in the bathroom. Using cloths soaked in diluted bathroom cleaner, littler ones can wipe lower tiles and taller siblings can work on higher sections and shelves. Meanwhile, you can clean the sink, shower or bath with a squirt of the same detergent. If you are out of bathroom cleaner, you can make a heavy-duty toilet scrub by pouring a ½ cup of baking soda and 10 drops of tea tree oil into the toilet, then add ¼ cup of vinegar to the toilet bowl, wait for it to fizz and scrub with a brush. Make your own disinfectant spray by mixing 3 tablespoons of liquid soap with 2 cups of water and 30 drops of tea tree oil.

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Get everyone helping out in gathering laundry-bound home textiles. Pull off bedding, including mattress protectors, remove cushion covers, unhook curtains and whip off the table cloth. Dump them all in your washing basket and get your washing machine to work.

Now exchange high-fives – well done to all!

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