Setting clear expectations for your kids is the key to keeping your house tidy! So how do you get your kids to clean up after themselves? My in-home clients ask me this all the time, so I thought you all might benefit from a few tips too. 

Setting Expectations for Your Kids is Key to a Tidy House

How to Set Expectations for Your Kids

  • Why You Need to Set Expectations

Parents tell me that their kids are great at school but not at home all the time. That’s normally because the school setting has clear expectations for behavior. We need to do the same at home. Yes, it can seem like a lot of work on the front end, but it’s worth it, I promise!

  • The Difference Between Chores and Expectations

I firmly believe that chores and expectations should be two totally separate things. In our house, chores, like washing the windows, watering the plants, or emptying the dishwasher, are optional and paid. Expectations are nonnegotiable responsibilities in certain areas of the house, like hanging up your coat when you come inside, putting away your dirty dishes, or making your bed. If you’re curious about the difference between chores and expectations, check out this blog post. 


  • Start Where Your Kids Are

When you start setting expectations for your kids, see what they’re capable of. What can they do independently already? Start there and build.



Setting Expectations for Your Kids is the Key to a Tidy Home

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I'm Jessica

I am a mom to two kiddos + a fur baby. I am wife to Ben. I enjoy coffee, gluten-free desserts, and sleeping in. And I am The Organized Mama. 

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