Wednesday, January 13, 2010
My Favorite Cleaning Accessory....
I have a special indoor rake. Plastic works better than metal. Gently rake the mess into a big pile next to the toy cupboard. Put away the toys. Put the clothes in the laundry basket. Dishes in the sink. Throw away all the garbage. Sweep up the rest. It's quick!
The kids "rescue" their favorite toys before I can rake them. Kids 3 and older can put away the toys from the pile. [Don't have them put away toys and garbage at the same time because they WILL mix them up.]
It works great on carpet and tile. Then you're ready to vacuum or sweep. In a pinch, you can rake everything into the mudroom (or closet or behind some door or in some corner). Don't leave it too long or you'll be featured in a Shel Silverstein poem.
I've never met anyone else who was willing to try it. I guess I'm crazy, but it works great!