VLOG: Clean Your Spot

This Vlog is for all of you mom’s out there with young children!  If you are looking for a simple system to help train your children to keep their room clean….look no further!

I have been using the spot method successfully for the past few years with my two little girls.  It has developed a great partnership between my children and I, and it sets clear expectations that everyone can understand.

I find that young children get overwhelmed quickly at the prospect of cleaning up their own messes.  This method breaks it down for them and makes it very clear when they are ALL DONE.  

Simple routines like this one have transformed the way I keep house.  I suffer from fibromyalgia, and I have learned that nothing zaps my energy like a messy house. If you like this video, you will LOVE my De-Clutter, De-Stress, & Get Stuff Done! article.  It is full of great advice to help you get rid of the clutter in your home, and toss out all the stress that clutter causes at the same time.

My daughter Nadia loves being on the camera, and is desperate to have her own YouTube channel like mommy.  Someday dear, someday!

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  1. Hi Sarah, while visiting Blogelina I found your post and just had to see how you manage to engage your kids to clean their room. I loved your video and think if I had little kids at home I would definitely have to try this. I can see how a small area would be a much easier task to put away than looking all over the room to try and decide where to start.

    I think your video will help others, so thanks for sharing!!!
    Have a great week!!!

  2. This is such a great idea! I have never heard of a “spot” before. I am now on the look out for some “spots” for my kids rooms! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  3. I am going to try this. This is a constant battle AND my daughter is so active. She’s rarely home so I’m not sure how her room gets so messy. I’ll let you know if it works for us and I’m going to share this on our FB. Thanks for linking up at the Momma Told Me Link Party.

  4. LOVE THIS!!!! 😀 😀 😀
    Although our “spots” are more like Flylady spots. Each child has a room in the house they are responsible for keeping clean. It so helps (especially since I have four kids!). Anything that is not cleaned up that is a personal item is put in a box, a little more contained than a carpet spot. 😀 And at the end of the week, if it was not put where it belonged, it is donated to Goodwill (or listed to sell on the local FB garage sale page). I watched this with the kids and they LOVED it! 😀 I love how everyone has different things that work for them. 😀
    What a great idea!! 😀

    • Those are great ideas, I can tell you have experience managing the mess! Daddy always threatens to give the kiddos stuff away if it isn’t picked up, but we haven’t had to follow through. When the room gets out of control, I pull out a laundry basket to throw on the spot. I love having different kiddos in charge of different rooms, I am going to have to try that one.

  5. HA! I about died laughing when you said you were a Type A/Control freak! That’s exactly how I describe myself! I,like you, would sometimes just clean it for them – but felt guilty for not teaching them responsibility! (My boys are in K and 1st grade, too!) This is such a good idea! Thanks for the post! =)

    • It looks like you actually describe yourself as a Type A Creative Junkie! Thank you so much for visiting my blog Rachel, I just love getting to know other bloggers. I will be sure to spend some time surfing your site too. Please let me know how it works for your kids. They are THE PERFECT AGE for this. I have noticed recently how well my children are doing with their spot routine, not near as much grumbling and complaining as they used to do.

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