May 10th is National Clean Up Your Room Day, and it's the perfect time to make your room the perfect space that is unique to you! Let's make our home clean and add some of our personalities to the space we spend so much time in. Spring is traditionally a time of cleaning and renewal, so let's jump in!
How to Observe Clean Up Your Room Day
National Clean Up Your Room Day isn't just for kids to clean their rooms; it's about picking up the unwanted stuff you have lying around collecting dust and packing them up to donate or throw away. This is a day to do some serious spring cleaning and make your surroundings more pleasant and beautiful. Try to clean out a messy closet or even your entire home. Parents can also help their children to make their beds, clean their rooms, and eliminate the toys and clothing they have outgrown.
We should also devote some time to collecting or gathering some of your favorite missing things like toys, socks, tees, dresses, bags, and more. Begin your spring-cleaning by putting things away, or putting things in their proper places so that everything you arrange will look good. Create piles for trash and donate whatever is not in use. Once you have decluttered, it will become much easier for you to do the actual vacuuming, dusting and/or scrubbing.
Use a colorful basket or chest to keep your toys in. That way the room looks ever better when everything is put away. Or pick a new color to paint your room. Getting your room clean and organized for a project like that is good motivation!. Once you start cleaning your home and make it beautiful, you will see a big difference in your habits and mood. It'll really be worth all of your hard work.
How to make this day more fun:
- If your parents are planning to paint your home, then join them by suggesting good colors that fit your personalities and style. Love to go on hikes as a family? Maybe your home should have more green and brown accents to connect you to the beauty of the woods. Is your favorite holiday a beachside vacation? Consider oceanic blues to give you that sense of serenity all year long!
- Give your siblings small activities like shifting the things from one room to other; as they can do it with ease. Everyone wants to help, so make sure when you plan activities that the oldest to the youngest has an important task!
- Organize the toys and books and get rewards from your parents for keeping your home clean. You might not want to get rid of an old stuffed animal, but maybe you would if donating toys earns you a pizza dinner!
- Get your family together, before your start your day of cleaning, and plan how to do this activity. Planning chores into our routine means we're more ready to do them, and often get them completed faster.
- Put on some fun music and dance while you clean your home. Cleaning isn't drudge work or a punishment, it's part of the responsibility that goes along with life. Remember, it's a privilege to have a safe space for you, your family, and your belongings.
- Create some awards to hand out after cleaning is done. Who donated the most toys? Who scrubbed the hardest? Who folded the most socks? Everyone can have a superlative today!
Did You Know…
..that many cultures have a day assigned to cleaning their homes during the year? In Iran, people clean their houses in preparation for the Persian New Year called Norooz, while in India people do it before the festivals of lights, Diwali.