Every Monday is Family Happiness Tip Day, where I share something that’s worked for us, and you’re welcome to try it with your family as well.
Today’s tip is to divvy up household chores and insist that they’re done daily. It takes a lot to keep a house relatively clean, in good repair, and fairly tidy. And just because you’re the adult does not mean you should do it all! Make sure everyone contributes. Even small children can put their toys away. Not only will this keep the house clean, it will teach a healthy work ethic and demonstrate the value of sharing responsibilities.
It’s up to you whether your family is three or four or six or eight separate individuals living under one roof, or one cohesive team. Sure, teams have fun—but they pitch in to share the load. We’ve explained to the kids (sometimes over and over!) that everyone needs to help out so the house is a comfortable, safe place to live. And it doesn’t hurt that they see us scrubbing, straightening and organizing too.