->Choose a room or project
->Go to work
How to I neat the car (as I have four children, ages 3-12) and how do I keep it organizee?
I cleaned it today and set up a routine to unload the vehicle daily, clean inside and out (including vacuuming, wiping down, and windows) weekly, and to restock it as necessary each weekend.
It be HUGE if I could create a functional system. Any ideas?
Train Your Children
I like these daily and weekly car cleanout ideas very much, except that it sounds like one person is doing all the work and someone elses are making most of the mess. May I suggest just one small change?
Teach your children what “neating” the car means to you (trash gone, lint picked up, shopping bags to the house, coats gathered, etc.). Then assign each child a section of the car to keep neat. It is likely you will have to continue to do the deep cleaning until your older children or teenagers can be taught to do this as part of their Saturday jobs.
I would personally be in charge of the driver’s seat, have child #1 in charge of the passenger side of the front seat, child #2 in charge of the middle seat, child #3 in charge of the trash can, and child #4 (your youngest) assigned as Mommy’s car helper.
Have a short family meeting explaining the new system and implement it the next time you “almost” arrive home. Don’t drive into the garage, but stop on the driveway or even in the street and remind the family that “before” they climb out of the car, they are to finish their “car” chores and if they have to make two trips to do it right, it is to be done before they begin other projects at home.
So look at your vehicles, discover who is making the mess, and assign everyone to help keep this additional “mini-home” in your life neat and functional!
P.S. How about a high quality squeegee for cleaning vehicle windows, inside and out? Find it at www.houseoforder.com/products~cleaning.htm in a choice of three colors!