Are you looking for a way to get your children involved in the daily cleaning tasks in your home? An easy way to do this is to create a cleaning chore chart. This lets your kids know what they’re responsible for cleaning. More importantly, it lets you know if your kids have done what you’ve asked them to. Use our tips in this article to help you create an organized cleaning chore chart for your children then divide and conquer.
Make Your Charts Age Appropriate
If you have both young and older children, it’s best to make sure you assign them age appropriate chores. After all, you don’t want your toddler trying to clean out the refrigerator! Look at some examples of chores for kids of various ages:
3 to 6-year olds
- Pick up toys and put them in the toy box
- Set the table for a meal
- Sweep kitchen floor with broom and dustpan
- Water houseplants
7 to 11-year olds
- Vacuum rooms
- Wipe kitchen counters
- Put dirty laundry in the washing machine
- Make the beds
12-year olds and up
- Start load of laundry in washing machine
- Put wet clothes in the dryer
- Sweep the driveway or front walk
- Mop the kitchen floor
Display the Chart in a Centralized Area
It’s a good idea to put your chart in an area where all of the kids have access to it. They can look for their name and chores for that day. Consider making your chart on a dry erase board so your kids can take a marker and check off what they’ve done. Remember, kids should learn to do their chores each day without being reminded.
Put Appropriate Cleaning Supplies in a Designated Area
If you have a pantry or a hall closet on the main floor of your home, then put cleaning supplies there. This helps the kids to find them easily. The vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan, watering can and dust rags can be kept here so they are ready for chore time!
Demonstrate How to Do More Difficult Chores
If you’re worried about how some of these chores will be done by your kids, then take some time to demonstrate. For instance, go through a bed making demonstration with your young child to make sure one step is completed before the next one begins. This will save your patience and give you a bed without rumpled sheets!
At Fabulously Clean, there’s nothing we love more than a clean, well-cared for home. So, if you need one or all of your rooms cleaned, give our dependable housekeeping team a call at (208) 608-4648. We’re happy to add your home to our list of satisfied customers in Treasure Valley!