Tip #1: Don't feel any pressure to sweep that food up immediately. Leaving food on the floor after mealtime has many advantages.
*If you leave it for a few hours, it allows the food to harden enough to make the sweeping process a breeze. If you try to sweep too soon...the food is still moist and it just rolls around on the floor and makes a bigger mess.
*Leaving the food on the floor a little longer ensures that your children get enough to eat. They are welcome to stop by and have a bite at their leisure.
* This also minimizes the amount of time you spend sweeping....especially if you just wait until after the next meal.
Be careful not to leave the food on too long as this can cause some problems. You'll have to scrape it off of the floor before it can be swept up. Not only is this totally gross, but let's be honest, who wants to bend over? That takes way too much energy.
I just thought I'd share a few housekeeping tricks I have up my sleeve. Tune in next time when we discuss: Is it really necessary to wash the highchair trays after every meal/snack?