4.24.2018

Spring Cleaning + Decluttering Party

It's a tough job getting the whole family onboard for spring cleaning + decluttering. Weekends are so packed with activities/my shoots/social commitments that we rarely have any spare time. And when we finally have some time to relax, decluttering is the last thing on anyone's mind (except mine!). So I thought the only way I could get the rest of my family to participate is by making the task less aversive. I tried to turn a boring task into a somewhat attractive package - we can play music, munch on snacks, time box the activity so it feels less like a chore. I emailed this flyer to my husband and printed it out for my daughters. My older daughter quickly said "at least snacks will be served." There you go, I think I am headed in the right direction. An intentional approach by sending a 'party invite' may be the way to go. If I get more ambitious, I'll ask each family member to pick five very small projects to simplify and streamline the process.

How do you handle long procrastinated family projects when everyone's so busy even on weekends? Any tips/tricks to accomplish those tasks smoothly?


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