The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood. Opinions expressed in “Tips To Get Children Involved In Spring Cleaning” are that of my own.
Would you like to get your children more involved in the process of Spring Cleaning? Not only is this a great way to teach them life skills, but also a fun way to spend time together!
My daughter and I did this very thing last weekend, but before we could embark on the job we first did a little shopping and put to use cleaning tools sent to us by Kimberly-Clark. In addition, I set-up a few activities to make cleaning more interesting and exciting for my daughter.
Check out these Tips To Get Children Involved In Spring Cleaning!
1. Shop for supplies together – We took a trip up to Walmart to stock up on everyday items and to pick up a new toilet brush, vinegar, as well as Cottonelle®, Scott®, and Viva® products. As you can tell, Kimberly-Clark and Walmart make it easy to stock up with large packs of Paper Towels and Bathroom Tissue.
Viva ® Vantage® Paper Towels are not only great for Spring Cleaning, but work like cloth to stand up to any cleaning job. Made with a scrubby texture they can clean up a bathroom or kitchen appliances like stainless steel, stove tops, and other grimy surfaces.
Viva® Towels are also available and have a signature soft and smooth texture. They can be used for cleaning delicate surfaces like counter tops and coffee tables, and are even soft enough for dirty faces and hands.
2. Create a Supply Caddy that is child friendly – Since I have children ranging in ages 3-10, I want the products they use to be nontoxic as well as easy to access.
My daughter was thrilled to have a special container and she especially liked using her own cleaning bottle with a 2 to 1 water vinegar mix. I also added a roll of Viva ® Vantage® Paper Towels to aid in wiping down the dusty and dirty spots in our home.
3. Dress in special clothing to get the job done – Make it fun by lending kids one of your tops or putting on special hats.
My little girl thought it was neat wearing one of my old T-shirts, and while shopping I found us matching caps. I then customized the hats with a permanent marker and the hashtag #SpringClean16.
4. Choose tasks that are easy for a young person – My daughter is only 7 so I would prefer that she not try to clean ceiling fans or blinds.
Examples of age appropriate tasks are dusting or cleaning counter tops, scrubbing inside a sink or toilet, or sorting through household supplies or warmer weather clothes to check sizes.
Looking to stock up for the Spring?
You can also find your bathroom needs in Scott® 1000 – 20 Roll or Any Size bathroom tissue. It provides the quality, performance, and long-lasting value you want in 1,000 sheets. Want a CleanRipple Texture? Cottonelle® Clean Care is a bathroom tissue designed to clean better than the leading national value brand. It is soft on little ones “BUMS” and is all about the CLEAN.
5. Just make it fun – Talk about what you look forward to doing during the spring like hunting for eggs, visiting family, or getting outside to play in the pool or at the beach.
You can even have your child make their own Spring Cleaning Checklist. My daughter and I created this one together with large lines and check boxes. I have attached it for your printing convenience. (Use the 8X10 option for best results)
Do your children participate in Spring Cleaning? What types of tasks do you complete together?
To learn which products will help best with your dirty jobs, visit Kimberly-Clark Family Care at Walmart.
I hope my tips help you and your family have a fun and productive #SpringClean16!