Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cleaning Tips for Kids

Now that summer is here & the kids are out of school, why not give them something to do around the house.  I'm sure they would rather do pretty much anything than help clean the house (I feel the same way!!) here are some tips from The Maids that will get your little one helping clean in no time!

-Don’t expect kids to use adult tools to clean, instead create supplies that are kid-friendly. Use an ice-cream pail for mopping chores or shorten an old mop handle or broom to make it kid-sized.

-Fill a squirt gun from a solution of a gallon of water and a drop of dish soap. Let kids squirt windows and mirrors and wipe dry with paper towels. Leaves glass clean and streak free!

-Cover kids’ hands and arms with dad’s old athletic socks then squirt the socks until lightly damp with a safe solution of vinegar and water. Send them off to dust around the house. 

-Got a pile of blocks or action figures strewn on the floor? Scoop up toys in a few swoops using a kid-sized leaf rake to form a pile for easy pick-up.

-Make cleaning a game; give young kids grill tongs and challenge them to pick up toys and put them in a toy box or bin only using the utensils. Keep score and see who wins!

-Don’t forget the fun music to help your kids get a groove on as they boogie around the house cleaning.

Happy Cleaning  :)


Marmarbug said...

I wonder if I can get the hubby invloved. Hmmmm.

Pam said...

I will have to try some of these. Thanks for the tips!