Make Yourself and Others Happier with The Powerful Force of Cleaning!

I grew up in a family where cleaning was something we did together. Since I was very young, my sisters and I had basic chores, and we had to help my parents with cleaning around our home. We took turns doing the dishes; we kept our rooms clean and tidied up the house. As a child, I always saw cleaning and taking turns with chores as something you did when you belonged to a family, doing your share.
As an adult now, cleaning makes me happy. I keep my home clean, and I love the feeling of a clean kitchen and clean floors. I work from home, so having a clean, clutter-free home also helps me keep my mind free of mental clutter. I find it easier to concentrate and get work done when everything is in order.
Make Yourself And Others Happier With The Powerful Force Of Cleaning!
Recently, my mom was going through some health issues, and she had to have surgery. I flew to Calgary for a few days to be with her and help a bit during her recovery. I spent time cleaning her kitchen, doing dishes and helping tidy up her house. I remember her smile when she came down to the kitchen and saw everything clean and organized; she was so happy and grateful! Seing the house clean and organized helped her relax and allowed her to rest without worrying about it while she healed. She even told me that helping her was the best gift I could have given her, above any material gift. I love that cleaning can make you so happy!
Make Yourself And Others Happier With The Powerful Force Of Cleaning!
Keeping my home clean and helping others clean means using the right tools for the job. I remember as a child using Scotch-Brite™ Brand products to help my mom clean dishes. I love how their products have been around for many generations, and we continue to trust them and use them daily. One of my favourites is the Scotch-Brite™ Heavy Duty Dishwand because it keeps my hands out of the mess and because you fill the handle with dish liquid, it is always ready to use. We also use the Scotch-Brite™ Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge and Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge every day.
Make Yourself And Others Happier With The Powerful Force Of Cleaning!
Nowadays, I get my own children involved in the cleaning process and get them to help keep our home clean. I love how happy they are when they feel like they are contributing to the family, and I am a happy mom when I see them help me do dishes with a smiley face. 
Make Yourself And Others Happier With The Powerful Force Of Cleaning!
I try to make cleaning fun with the boys. We usually put music on, or an audiobook or podcast and we get silly. We clean every Sunday together, and it is a bonding experience for us. The boys also have a chore chart that we follow, and they have age-appropriate jobs they help with.
Do your children help you with chores at home too? 

Make Yourself And Others Happier With The Powerful Force Of Cleaning!


Make Yourself And Others Happier With The Powerful Force Of Cleaning!


Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Scotch-Brite™. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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33 responses to “Make Yourself and Others Happier with The Powerful Force of Cleaning!”

  1. Lara Davidson — November 8, 2019 @ 6:39 am (#)

    Love cleaning and taking care of my home too. Makes me feel good!

  2. Heather — November 8, 2019 @ 8:33 am (#)

    Yes, my kids definitely help with chores… also, your kitchen is GORGEOUS, girl!

    • Angela V — November 10, 2019 @ 10:55 pm (#)

      That’s amazing that they help 🙂 and thank you!

  3. Susan — November 8, 2019 @ 11:26 pm (#)

    What a fantastic attitude you have about cleaning. That’s so wonderful you can were able to help your mom like that. Cleaning for someone can be the best gift.

    • Angela V — November 10, 2019 @ 10:54 pm (#)

      Thanks, Susan! Yes, cleaning can be the best gift <3

  4. Heydy Lopez — November 11, 2019 @ 8:33 am (#)

    A clean house equals a happy mom IMO. I can’t do anything unless my working space is clean!

  5. Tara — November 11, 2019 @ 12:03 pm (#)

    I absolutely love the wand and we use it everyday!!

  6. Shirley — November 12, 2019 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    Its great that children help out it makes them feel a part of the household. I love using my dish wand I have not seen the heavy duty sponge yet

  7. Lynda Cook — November 12, 2019 @ 2:20 pm (#)

    I like my home to be clean as well, I hate if someone shows up and my house is a mess. I ,love using the Scotch-Brite pads they work great and last longer than some others!

  8. Sarah — November 12, 2019 @ 2:57 pm (#)

    Cleaning is definitely a challenge with 2 kids 5 years apart. One is at an age to help and the other is right there to jndp your hard work lol we try, and the right tools help so much!

  9. Emily — November 12, 2019 @ 3:34 pm (#)

    My children almost certainly enjoy helping out in and around our home.

  10. Olivia Clow — November 13, 2019 @ 6:18 am (#)

    I love a clean home to as when I was young I remember helping mom clean and bake from age 6 My girls help me now and it learns them to have a clean home when they grow up and learns them to be responsible.

  11. Stephanie LaPlante — November 13, 2019 @ 8:22 am (#)

    A clean home really does make a heart happier. Doing it together sometimes even makes it fun. We loved helping our mom growing up. We use the same products as well.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen — November 13, 2019 @ 11:38 am (#)

    I’d also be very, very happy with whoever cleaned my apartment for me, best gift ever! I certainly don’t enjoy cleaning, it’s a necessity but I don’t like having to do it. You can pop around any time to give my apartment a good clean, now that really would make me smile and feel so very happy. Wish I could afford a cleaning lady, maybe one day.

  13. Dayle B. — November 14, 2019 @ 3:18 pm (#)

    There is nothing better than having a clean smelling home. Like the idea of children helping with the house cleaning. What a beautiful space you have.

  14. Micheline — November 14, 2019 @ 5:55 pm (#)

    Growing up, my son had his chores to do, sometimes he fought this but its builds character.

  15. DebH — November 16, 2019 @ 5:23 pm (#)

    For the most part, I actually enjoy cleaning. I get a sense of satisfaction after my home has been cleaned. Clutter and a messy home stress me out and give me anxiety!

  16. Shirley — November 17, 2019 @ 3:30 am (#)

    I love having a clean home A messy disorganized home causes me stress

  17. kristen visser — November 17, 2019 @ 5:59 am (#)

    love those products!! I seriously feel SO much better when my house is clean , neat and tidy. its an awesome feeling

  18. Shirley P — November 19, 2019 @ 3:01 am (#)

    I love using scotch brite they make cleaning so much easier Its aweome that your boys love helping

  19. Melissa Holmes — November 20, 2019 @ 4:14 am (#)

    I have my son join in to teach him the importance of having a clean house. I usually have to re-do what he has done (not while he can see) I thin it is amazing that you are teaching your children too

  20. Debbie S. — November 20, 2019 @ 2:39 pm (#)

    I love a clean home too. I just wished it stayed clean longer than it does.

  21. Jenn E — November 20, 2019 @ 4:15 pm (#)

    Scotch-Brite is a go-to brand for us! I always prefer brand name/quality cleaning products because they just make the job a lot easier. My kiddo helps with chores too!

  22. nicky — November 21, 2019 @ 8:03 pm (#)

    Scotch-Brite products are great!

  23. Jennifer Wilson — November 22, 2019 @ 1:19 pm (#)

    A clean house always makes me happy.

  24. AD — November 24, 2019 @ 2:07 pm (#)

    So important that organization and cleanliness is present in a home; it helps with physical well-being, but also mental and emotional health. We also grew up cleaning as a family and always had a set of age-appropriate chores that would rotate. I did the same with the boys and I am so happy that as teens I am seeing those early lessons employed in their daily lives now.

  25. Heidi C. — November 25, 2019 @ 4:24 pm (#)

    We have been trying to get our kids more involved in keeping the house clean. They make the majority of the mess anyway – ha ha. Aeriously, we are hoping to teach them some important life skills.

  26. Carole D — November 27, 2019 @ 7:11 pm (#)

    I love a clean home and these product helps me keep my home clean!

  27. MIcheline — November 27, 2019 @ 7:47 pm (#)

    Scotch Bright products work really well. Its going to be a cleaning weekend coming up.

  28. BobbiJO Pentney — December 2, 2019 @ 3:29 am (#)

    I love a clean home too, it is just finding the time,.

  29. LisaM — December 2, 2019 @ 6:29 am (#)

    I love the heavy duty sponge – there’s nothing it cannot do!

  30. Shirley P — December 5, 2019 @ 4:27 am (#)

    I loved doing cleaning with my mom we didnt have a chore chart I just chipped in It helps to have the right tools for the job I love using the Scotch Brite products

  31. Kristi F — December 5, 2019 @ 9:17 pm (#)

    Having a clean house makes me feel more relaxed, and I can sleep better too quite honestly!

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