Mother nature may not have gotten the memo, but Spring is coming. I’ve already started sorting out old clothes to give and sell. Since the kids are both home for the next week or so, I wanted to jump start on some of the simple spring cleaning tasks. These tasks are super easy even the toddler had fun doing them.
Simple Spring Cleaning Tasks Even Toddlers Can Do
Picking up supplies
Picking up cleaning supplies at our local Canadian Tire store is by far one the simplest task that I know both my son and daughter enjoy doing. A couple of weeks ago, we went in to grab our Tornado Mop® right before going to grandma’s house.
Sort out the plastic containers.
Once a year we purge our container lot. All those plastic bowls with missing covers make their way to the recycle bin. I think my daughter loves it so much because for once I’m not running after her to put everything back. It’s also an excellent opportunity to play the matching game with containers lol
Picking up their toys.
That task was probably the hardest one because every toy my toddler would pick up she would start playing and forget we were supposed to be cleaning up. After an hour of picking up, playing, picking up and playing, I said forget it and picked up the rest of the toys. My son helped.
Going through old clothes and purging!
Another task that I usually dread is sorting through my kids’ old clothes. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I have an unexplainable need to keep all their baby clothes, but I’m running out of space and need to purge. I decided to allow let my kids assist me with, and this tedious task is no longer dull. Honestly? Nothing is boring with these two around!
Cleaning the floor
The first time I picked up a mop, I must have been 12. Crazy right? My dad did all the cleaning. My son started cleaning when he was 5 or 6. Nothing major but he was expected to pick up his toys, and he would always volunteer to mop the floor. He didn’t really do a good job, but I was happy that he wanted to help. Last year we bought a Libman Freedom Spray Mop and a Wonder Mop. For our spring cleaning, I bought America’s bestselling mop: the Tornado Mop. I love it because it cleans 50% more surface area. The Tornado Mop® is ideal for any surface and has three green bands that prevent tangling. Although Jazzy thinks mopping is a game, it’s super cute to see her try.
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If you have plans to start your spring cleaning, you should totally have the kids help with these simple tasks. You can pick up your Tornado Mop® and other Libman products at your local Canadian Tire or Home Depot stores.
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Cia Black says
YES. I love it. I’m a strong believer in starting them early. All y children have chores appropriate for their age. They range from Loading/unloading the dishwasher down to filling up the dog dish. And they all know that when spring cleaning comes around they each get a task that they are responsible for completing.
Kristy Bullard says
Little kids seem to want to help while cleaning. It’s a great way to teach them skills they will use their whole lives! Thanks for all of the suggestions!
This is definitely going to come in handy for me over the next few weeks before I move. Thanks!
Quirky Homemaker says
Oh my gosh, your kids are so cute! Looks like they were a big help with spring cleaning. I’m sure she did enjoy being able to finally “help” with the containers. I need to start my spring cleaning, too. Love the Libman products.
This is so great. We are always trying to get our niece and nephew to clean (whenever we are babysitting them)…. it’s so hard, but maybe we can try some of these tips with them.
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Gladys Parker says
All great ideas. Your son looks so cute cleaning. I always chose to do it myself after they went to bed or a day they were with dad at the park or at grandma’s. The problem was I still had to teach them eventually and it was harder as they became older. You reminded me I need another mop. We use a couple here also.
Great post! These days I’ve started teaching my kids to do cleaning tasks too!
Nicole Shillings says
These are great chores for a toddler. Now what do you suggest for a grown man?? Lol.
Kristi Ann says
This is great! My daughter likes to do the wood floors by spraying and mopping. Even though they aren’t done perfectly, it’s important to let her because one day she will do them perfectly and I will have my permanent helper!!
Kelly Edgar says
This is a great way to get the cleaning done, and by keeping the kids entertained and learning life skills at a young age 😀
It is about that time! Spring is right around the corner!
Lisa Rios says
spring cleaning is fun when you get the little ones to help. it’s never too early to teach them to help out and do little jobs. It can make things a lot more stressful, but it pays off
Marissa Zurfluh says
The more they do the better! I love getting things cleaned up for the spring.
I started my kids young, teaching them to help clean and pick up after themselves. I was amazed at how much pride they took in having an assigned chore. Nice post! Thanks!
I like to give my toddler a damp mop. As long as I don’t let her re-dip the mop it works out really well.
This is a great list for young kids. My 4 y/o loves mopping. He doesn’t do a good job either, but he loves to help. And I love purging old clothes! I know I’m weird that way, but I crave that feeling of getting rid of stuff!
Elizabeth O says
This is such a great idea, getting children involved early is such a great learning experience and teaches great values.
these are all great but your little ones make me smile. they are so beautiful!