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Spring Cleaning for Kids at Every Age!

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to get cleaning!  At we believe that kids can help out, too. With a little guidance, supervision, and patience, the whole family can pitch in with age appropriate responsibilities.

Getting Started

  • Start them young – even little ones can contribute
  • Be patient – they are kids, not little adults, and need guidance
  • Keep tasks age-appropriate and add on as they get older

Age Appropriate Cleaning Tasks

Ages 3-5

  • Put toys away
  • Put shoes away & clothes in laundry basket
  • Help set the table by putting out placemats
  • Clear their own place at the table
  • Match socks from the clean laundry

Ages 6-8

  • Tidy their room
  • Wipe counters in the bathroom
  • Set the table & clear plates
  • Empty the dishwasher
  • Put away their own laundry

Ages 9-10

  • Clean their bedroom
  • More thoroughly clean the bathroom including the counters, mirrors, & toilet
  • Dusting
  • Help wash dishes

Tweens & Teens

  • Vacuuming
  • Start doing their own laundry
  • Mopping & dusting
  • Help with weekly cleaning tasks


  • Create a responsibility chart for your kids with both required and optional tasks
  • Required tasks shouldn’t need rewards, but be considered part of family responsibilities
  • To get allowance, kids need to do 1-2 items each day on the optional list as well
  • Other reward ideas include sticker charts or filling jars with small items for good behavior. Once the jar is full, the kids get a special outing



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