Do you have trouble getting the kids or your partner to pull their weight when it comes to cleaning the house?
Super Mum Dianne Ward and forensice cleaner Lee Iordanidis have been travelling around Australia with the White King Army cleaning up homes in dire need of a hardcore clean.
Here are Diane's top tips to get the whole family doing their bit!
1. Chore Charts: Either print or use a whiteboard and draw up chore charts and post them where everyone can see them. Rotate the jobs on a weekly basis
2. Realistic Goals: It's important to set realistic goals for a child. Set tasks they can easily do such as tidying away their toys, helping with the dusting, sweeping or hanging out washing
3. Keep it Short: Set a small task each day (rather than saving all the jobs for the weekend) and the kids will be less likely to get bored
4. Jobs of Joy: If you find it hard to get your partner or children involved in chores around the house, try giving them several job options to choose from. Find out which jobs they prefer and assign them to these tasks and watch the cleaning begin. You might be surprised which jobsthey take on
5. Don’t be a Task Master: Your standards may never be met by your partner’s skills, so cut them a little slack if the job isn’t done to your highstandards. Before you make a big deal about an average job, step back and consider if it’s really worth complaining about