The new school year is fast approaching, and I’m on a mission to be more organized this year! One of my biggest challenges is getting the kids to clean up. Today I'm tackling that challenge with Ten-Minute Tidy Lists. Keep reading to find out how to get kids to clean up!
How to Get Kids to Clean Up with Ten-Minute Tidy Lists
My kids love lists. There’s just something about checking things off that really motivates them. So, I’m combining their love of lists with a daily clean-up plan. I’m setting up Ten-Minute Tidy lists for each day. One (a bedroom tidy list) to do right when they wake up, and the second (for the rest of the house) to do in the evening before bedtime.
To make it even more fun, they’ll be checking off their lists with the new Sharpie Clearview Highlighters (affiliate link)! Tell me what kid doesn’t love to play with color. My kids will be motivated to complete their tasks just so that they can use the highlighters. I love how a cool set of highlighters is so motivating! (To keep it exciting--and to keep them from fighting--they'll get to rotate colors each day or week.)
On a side note -- am I the only adult who gets excited about school supplies? I'm telling you, there's nothing like a new colored gel pen or a set of markers. All of a sudden, I just want to doodle all over stuff. (Perhaps my youngest gets that from me. I recently found her name carved on a side table, written on the center console in the minivan, and doodled on the piano keys! I see lots of conversations about art versus graffiti in our future!)
Ten-Minute Tidy Lists
Want to make some 10-Minute Tidy Lists of your own? I thought you might! I've created two sets of downloads. If you like my lists and want to use them "as is" you can download the pdf files. If you want to change your up to fit your kids and home, you can download the printable and editable Excel spreadsheet version. (Each list comes in color or black and white.)
Click the link below to go to my Ten-Minute Tidy Printables download page.
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