Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Chore Helpers

My Worked For Me Wednesday tip on cleaning is how I manage to clean with my 1 and 3 year old.  I am a strong believer in not waiting to clean until the kids are asleep.  That is MY time.  I also think it is very important for kids to see you cleaning and know the hard work that goes into maintaining (or attempting) your household.  My kids get a kick out of doing Mommy stuff.  The worst of my chores is cleaning the bathrooms.  I clean the bathtub first, but don't rinse it.  I take the hand held shower head and give it to my son to "squirt off all the bubbles."  I keep the water the lowest stream I possibly can and have the shower head still work.  I give my 1 year old a kid sized broom and have her sweep the floor while I do the sinks and toilet.  The kids stay completely occupied, are a part of the cleaning without actually being a part of cleaning with chemicals and stuff, they learn the importance of contributing to the house, and I actually get chores done without pulling out my hair!  It works for me.

Check this post out along with others on Works for Me Wednesday at we are THAT family.


  1. Love this tip!! I save nap time for "me" too and do my cleaning during their play times or have them help me.

  2. Great ideas - my kiddos would love to squirt the bubbles off. And I agree - I use kids' sleeping time for resting!


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