Get kids excited about cleaning with their own personalized cleaning kit. Cleaning kits for kids are easy to make and help kids get involved in household chores.
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Sometimes it’s hard to get kids excited to clean. Making a cleaning kit for your child can help make it fun! It also helps them take some ownership for what happens with their tote. It can be theirs- to use whenever they want to. It’s fun to see how excited they are to have their very own cleaning supplies!
Items to Include in your Cleaning Kit for Kids
- Feather duster
These are so fun for kids to use! Don’t get the kind with synthetic fibers that just pushes the dust around or it won’t actually do anything. Get a good one like THIS ONE to have the job done well! Run the duster over furniture in long smooth strokes. Later the kids can take the duster outside and a firm shake will release the dust.
2. Refreshe (Faux Febreze)
Easy for kids to spray and it smells great! See my recipe here
3. Microfiber towels
Use for cleaning various surfaces around the house.
4. Window cleaner
5. Cleaner for wiping down counters, cupboards, and appliances
6. Cloth for oiling wood
There may be some items you don’t want your children having free access to. Obviously, don’t include them. You know your own children best. If there are jobs they can do but they require cleaners you don’t want in a child’s kit, include the supplies they CAN have for the job and then pull out the cleaner at the appropriate time. Add more or less to meet your child’s development level.
Load everything in a tote (this one’s cute!), add a laminated card with cleaning instructions for each room and you’re done!
The point of making a kid’s cleaning kit is to help them be excited about cleaning.
The Bonus: you get help with the housework!
What else would you add? Please share!
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