kp duty

More on cleaning the kitchen…

KP = Kitchen Patrol

I have my own little kitchen patrol troop at my house — my children.

They’re good for so many things.

They like to complain that they’re slaves.

I usually agree.

What about you? Do you have troops you can use to your advantage? If not, that’s OK. Do you have a spouse? Roommate? Or are you by yourself?

It really doesn’t matter. The point is to either enlist the help of others, or break it down into small steps like I mentioned in THIS POST.

So if you have your own troops, then by all means use them.

Use them, but don’t abuse them!

After dinner is the perfect time to enlist everyone’s help. Break it down, baby…

You can do this in so many ways. Here are some of my favorites:

Divide up the jobs by section

Assign each child/person a certain section of kitchen like the kitchen table, the stove, the counter, etc.

Divide it up by dish type

For example: child #1 gathers all the plates, child #2 takes the cups, child #3 takes the silverware, etc.

Divide it up by job type

Someone loads the dishes, someone clears the table, someone puts the food away, someone sweeps, someone wipes down counters, etc.

There’s really no wrong way to do it. Be creative; have fun. Use your timer and remember…

If you clean hard enough, your kitchen might look like this.

source: Colour me Happy

Ha! Just joking. That’s what I want my kitchen to look like someday.

Really now, use your timer and remember…

Many hands make light work!

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About organizedbyjenn

Busy wife and mother of 7 children; grew up in Oregon, currently lives in Utah. Loves the outdoors, organizing, crafting, running, and eating chocolate
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One Response to kp duty

  1. Erna Blackburn says:

    I can so see you in this kitchen.

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