A strategy to make cleaning bearable

All participants I have met so far have developed strategies to make cleaning bearable. It is the mother who never cleans longer than 30 minutes. 30 minutes are ok and can be “inserted” now and then in her calendar, in-between two other nice activities (e.g. doing some sport, or walking the dog). She of course also delegates some clearly defined tasks to her kids (e.g. cleaning of their own rooms). This is part of getting them responsible. It is the single guy who sets up an appointment in his Iphone calendar every Thursday evening to vacuum, because he wants to avoid vacuuming at the week end (he wants then to relax and enjoy his clean apartment).   It is the single father who has invented a game where his boys can earn a couple of cents when they clean up the apartment.

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