“House Cleaning Wars”

The doctor is in.

I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on T.V.

Have you ever noticed that people (of any size) don’t like to participate in things that have negativity attached to them?

I’ll pause here, while you ponder that for a second.

I coined the phrase … “We’re never done, until we’re done” and hope it will bring some solace to those who are running on the hamster wheel of housecleaning.

With that in mind, let’s surrender to the fact that the house will always need to be cleaned and organized.


Maybe, it’s time to approach the game of “housecleaning wars” a little differently.

Reverse psychology always worked for me and I know you’re smart enough to figure out what the opposite of screaming is.

Stop being so frustrated (just for a second) and you may be able to devise a plan, so that other’s will play nice with you.

PLAY being the operative word.

The short-term goal is to get the house clean; the more important duty is to teach your children responsibility.

Neglect this job, and you’re walking into a snake pit of despair and once those little ones are little no longer … well … you get the picture.

Kids love games and it’s up to you to teach them how to play.

All you have to do now … establish a set of directions for the game and then …. don’t waiver from them.

Just remember, if you make the game look fun, more people will want to play.

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