Cleaning Games for the Whole Family
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Make it fun, and they'll keep coming back for more.


If you have a teen who likes to clean, you probably know he's the exception and not the rule. There just aren't too many adolescents who are down with doing cleaning chores -- probably because most of them could really care less if things are a mess. It often requires reaching adulthood to appreciate a tidy household and to be willing to do the work required to get it that way. One way to get your kids on board is to make cleaning more fun by making a game out of it. But you'll want to start long before they're teenagers, so they get in the habit of doing chores. Of course, as they get older, the chores can become a bit more difficult to reflect their age. Here are five cleaning games that may help you get a little help around the house from your family.