Kids doing cleaning chores

It’s the plight of moms and dads everywhere. You attempt to clean the house . . . only to have it destroyed moments later by your children.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have some help?

Actually, you do. And they’re the very ones making those messes in the first place!

Yes, you can enlist your children to help clean your home. And they should! Good Housekeeping reports that, while 29% of parents spend more than five hours per week cleaning, a whopping 76% of children aged 6 – 17 have no cleaning responsibilities. Why is that?

To help you parents take a load off, we’ve put together some age-appropriate cleaning tasks for your children to help with. Don’t worry, each chore is safe and easy — and each actually saves you time!

 

Ages 3 – 5

  • Help make the bed
  • Pick up toys
  • Pick up and sort dirty laundry
  • Match clean socks
  • Hang up towels
  • Wipe up spills
  • Dust baseboards and furniture
  • Straighten books, magazines, and pillows

 

Ages 6 – 8

  • Clear table
  • Put away clean utensils
  • Bring in mail or newspaper
  • Dust picture frames and lampshades
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors
  • Shake out small rugs and mats
  • Fold laundry
  • Empty trash cans
  • Pull weeds
  • Water flowers and houseplants

 

Ages 9 – 11

  • Wash dishes
  • Load and unload dishwasher
  • Wipe kitchen table and counters
  • Put away groceries
  • Clean microwave
  • Rake leaves
  • Take the garbage can to the curb
  • Keep bedroom clean

 

Ages 12 – 14

  • Clean kitchens and bathrooms
  • Change bed sheets
  • Clean mirrors
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Mow the lawn
  • Sweep garage, deck, or patio
  • Clean pet bowls and kennels

 

Ages 15 – 17

  • Wash and iron laundry
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Wash windows
  • Deep-clean appliances
  • Help with yard work
  • Wash car

 

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