Cleaning Games: Make Your New Year’s Tidying Fun

With the holiday season wrapped up, it’s time to look toward the new year. But wait, what’s that? Bits of Christmas tree? Tinsel? Aunt Emily’s hard-as-rock Christmas cookies that were politely hidden away? Chances are, that unlike Cinderella’s carriage, your holiday leftovers don’t disappear at midnight. After all the festivities, you may not even want to start thinking about the daunting task of cleaning. But, guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way. Still got some spring in your holiday step? Take that energy and joy right into cleaning. That’s right! It’s easy to add a touch of joy and creativity to your cleaning routine. From dance parties to cleaning games, we’ve got some ideas to remedy that.  So, grab your favorite cleaning supplies and put on some upbeat tunes.  Let’s make cleaning an activity worth looking forward to as we step into the new year!

Dancing Steps into Cleanliness

Young man using his broom as an air guitar.

Bid farewell to the monotony of cleaning by incorporating a musical twist. Transform your cleaning routine into a dance extravaganza. Create a playlist of your favorite upbeat tunes. Let your music guide you as you sweep, mop, and dust.

Dance your way from room to room. While you’re at it, get the whole family involved. Not only will you burn calories and get your heart pumping, but you’ll also infuse each space with infectious positive energy. Turn cleaning into a celebration. You’ll watch as the chores become a joyful activity that leaves your home sparkling and holiday spirit intact.

Gamify Your Cleaning Routine

We all love games. So, why not have some fun with some cleaning games? It’s quite easy really. Set a timer for each task and challenge yourself to beat the clock. Create a point system for completing chores, and reward yourself for reaching specific milestones.

Get the family involved by turning it into a friendly competition, and watch as the motivation to win turns mundane chores into an exciting challenge. The element of friendly competition adds a layer of fun to the cleaning process and ensures that everyone participates with enthusiasm.

get kids cleaning the home

Decluttering Challenge

Start the new year with a clutter-free and organized living space by taking on the decluttering challenge. Begin with one room and evaluate each item’s necessity and sentimental value. Embrace the minimalist mindset and let go of things that no longer serve a purpose. 

Donate or recycle items, creating space for a more organized and harmonious living environment. The decluttering challenge not only cleanses your physical space but also brings a sense of mental clarity and freshness as you enter the new year.

Keep the cleaning games going. Maybe there’s a specific piece for furniture you’ve wanted to make room for. Make a goal of filling up a select amount of boxes to donate or recycle before getting the couch you’ve been eyeing.

Outdoor Cleaning Adventure

Extend your cleaning adventure beyond the confines of your home, immersing yourself in the revitalizing world of outdoor cleaning. Embrace the crisp, invigorating air as you embark on a journey to transform your outdoor spaces. Begin by sweeping away the remnants of winter, clearing away fallen leaves, and refreshing the pathways. Take this opportunity to reconnect with nature by tending to your garden—trimming, weeding, and planting new blooms to breathe life into the landscape.

Organize your outdoor furniture layout, creating inviting spaces to bask in the beauty of nature. Scrub down surfaces, from patio tables to deck chairs, and revive their original luster. Engage in a bit of garage organization, ensuring that your outdoor tools are neatly stored for easy access.

Young girl watering a tomato plant.



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