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.

3 comments:

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

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

    Jamie

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