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Kid-Friendly Spring Cleaning Ideas

Spring is only TEN days away!! AND it's finally starting to feel like spring outside! I don't know about you, but I was so ready for warm, sunny days!

A few weeks ago we published a post about spring cleaning, with lots of tips and lists. I know I told you I was going to attack spring cleaning head on.....come out with my guns blazing.....well that hasn't happened just yet but I am warming up to the idea! I just found a post on Home Depot's website about getting kids involved in spring cleaning. What a great idea!! Here are a few kid-friendly spring cleaning tasks....

Dusting

You know that sock that is missing it's mate because the dryer ate it? Have your child stick it on their on hand and dust all the surfaces that they can reach, like dressers and coffee tables. Make sure they take everything off of them first!

On a side note, if you manage to only have ONE sock that is missing it's mate because the dryer ate it, tell me your secret!! I some how manage to have at least one sock-mate casualty EVERYTIME I do the laundry! 

Clean out the Fridge

This task is great for two reasons: 1. This can help hone a child's reading skills, as well as help them with dates. Have them look at all of the expiration dates and throw out anything that is expired. 2. If you are like me, some leftovers just get lost in the fridge and 3 weeks later you are stuck trying to decide if you want to take the risk of opening the container or just throw it away all together. But when you have someone else cleaning...you get my drift? 

Wash the Windows 

This one is pretty self explanatory. You can have them use a cleaner like Windex or for an all natural, chemical free cleaner you can mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Clean Under the Bed

When I was little and my mother told me to clean my room all I did was shove everything under the bed. Eventually my parents bought me a new bed, and it was time to move the old one out....BUSTED. Even as an adult, every now and then I will just kick something under the bed because I just don't want to pick it up! Such a bad habit! Have the kids clean out from under their bed and put everything away. 

For the full list of 10 kid-friendly spring cleaning activites go to http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/10-kid-friendly-spring-cleaning-tasks/#20156594

Be sure to leave a comment and let us know how it goes! 

 

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