I’ve gotten lots of questions about our Zone system that we use to have the kids help clean up our main living spaces. In this week’s episode, I’m sharing all of the details of what it is, why we’ve set things up this way, what everyone is responsible for, how often we reset each zone, and how long it takes.

Zone cleaning is a long-term game plan. It takes time, and it will require a bit of extra effort on your part to set things up. 

We’ve divided our downstairs into four zones. Each kid had their own room with a large rug to vacuum.

At first, you are going to do every step of the cleaning with your kids. It takes time – even years – for the kids to get the hang of it. We also paid close attention to when someone is feeling overwhelmed by a space and simplify it so they are set up for success. The things they are responsible for match their age. 

The wonderful thing about this is that we are now able to reset our entire downstairs fairly quickly as we’ve continued to increase our kid’s skills, decrease the amount of things we have to manage, and foster a team spirit amongst ourselves.

Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about our Zone Cleaning System and how it’s working for our family and home.

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