Spring Cleaning Chores You Can Give to the Kids

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It’s time to talk spring cleaning. We are almost completely done with a massive clean out and I am ready to take a break from clearing out. Instead I want to turn my focus to scrubbing the house from top to bottom.

I’m sitting down over the weekend to make a list of what needs to be done in each room. This year I want to make sure the kids help. So first things first… a list of what they can do! I figured you might have the same idea so I’m sharing the list here. I would love for you to add your ideas to the comment section.

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20 chores the kids can do to help with spring cleaning. LOVE THIS!

  • Baseboards. Vacuum and wipe them down.
  • Bedding. Collect all pillows and comforters.
  • Clean Couches. Remove cushions and vacuum. Bonus: You get to keep any change you find!
  • Clean Light Switches.
  • Wipe Down Doors. And door knobs of course.
  • Empty Small Spaces. Those little bodies are perfect for sliding under beds and couches to retrieve stashed items!
  • Clean Small Spaces. While you’re there wipe clean or use the vacuum hose to reach the parts Mom can’t.
  • Organize Movies. Put all the movies in the correct cases.
  • Organize Books. Check books for damage and stack them by size.
  • Check Art Supplies. Try markers, pens, pencils and crayons. Get rid of any that don’t work.

20 chores the kids can do to help with spring cleaning. LOVE THIS!

  • Wash Outside Toys. Get all those toys ready for some outside playtime.
  • Wash Car Tires. What a great reason to get into a bathing suit before summer!
  • Pull weeds.
  • Wash Inside Toys. Find toys that need to be washed and fill the bathtub with dish washing soap.
  • Prep Stuffed Animals. Fill pillow cases with stuffed animals so they are ready for the washing machine.

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  • Flip Mattress. As I type that I can just imagine the fun my two would have with this. 🙂
  • Wipe Down Appliances. Or at least any you can reach.
  • Sort Toy Bins. Make sure all toys are where they are supposed to be.
  • Regular chores. Do a little more than normal (vacuuming, dishes, picking up, etc) so those things don’t pile up for Mom while she does the deep cleaning.

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