Hand over the cleaning on Mothers Day
We’ve created a printable action list for Dad, so he can really reap the points of Mother’s Day (TIP: use them quickly, they expire faster than they accumulate) and make the woman who keeps it all together for everyone feel special.
This is what you do:
- Click the PDF document here to get Dads Mothers Day Cheat Sheet
- Print or email it to your husband (men can understand simple lists better than fluffy hints)
- Get the kids onboard
In addition to the Best Mother's Day Tips for Lockdown 2020 Cheat Sheet you can see the overview of the day here with the added bonus of secret TIPS: Here’s some tips on how to make your Mum’s day the most special yet:
The build up:
TIP: A full vacuum of the house followed by a thorough mop (add a little Tee Tree into the cleaning water. We want to bring some nature and equilibrium back into the home after such a chaotic 6 weeks of lockdown)Kids – wipe down all surfaces across the house with a little bit of vinegar and water and a dash of your favourite essential oil. The shelves, piano, skirting boards, bathrooms, kitchen will all lavish the ‘lick’ of a nice natural cleaning product by a nice natural cloth.
TIP: Some of the plants we have often considered to be weeds such as Queen Ann’s Lace often add the best ambiance to the home and give it that ‘back to nature’ feel. See the photo here, so you know what to look for:
TIP: Flag the ironing. Just sneak it into the draws!
TIP: If it’s a cold day, big pots of vege soup are always a hit with cheesy scones.
TIP: Soup can sit in its flavor for a few days and it’ll be even tastier! Dinner can be a one pot wonder so there’s not too much maintenance on the day
On the day:
- Give Mum a sleep in followed by breakfast in bed and a warm cuppa.
TIP: no need for extravagant presents but you could write a note offering to do the cleaning for the next week.
- Put on some relaxing music to set the scene.
TIP: Lounge tunes are always a winner but make sure its what Mum likes. The Wiggles is just not going to cut it.
- Give Mum some “me-time” – she’s been surrounded by you lovely lot for a month and a half, 24/7.
TIP: Let her know her free space time allotment, so she can plan a walk, a run, a yoga session on her app on the beach or just sit in peace somewhere and read a book.
- Get the soup bubbling and the scones on.
TIP: the other kids can be setting the table while lunch is being prepared. A nice essential oil candle even during the day will always add to the ambiance.
- Clean up!
TIP: Take the house back to what it was and leave the kitchen looking sparkling clean.
Finally tuck Mum in for an early night ready to launch into another year before Mother’s Day comes a knocking again! Or just let her go to bed early with the iPad to watch her favourite Netflix series.
We hope you enjoyed our Best Mother's Day Tips for Lockdown 2020.
By Kristy Hunter
Co-founder – Good Change Store