I recently found out about chore kits, and thought it was an amazing way for getting chores done around the house! In my opinion, it’s an efficient and satisfactory way to get your house together, which can be so challenging with everyone’s busy lives.
Anything that will make keeping my house
sparkling off of a hoarding reality tv show, is a winner in my book!
I saw this idea on Pinterest from This Is How We Mommy, and I had to give it a spin. It keeps the cleaning supplies for each room in a bin or basket. A list of what needs to be done in that room is attached to the outside of the basket. So that way if it’s a spouse, child, or helper cleaning, they know what the expectations are for getting each room tidy and clean.
Isn’t this a nifty idea?! You can save so much time by not having to gather your cleaning tools from opposite ends of the house when you need something. Since all the supplies you need, like dusting rags, sprays, dust pans, wipes etc. are at your fingertips, that’s almost half the battle done.
But that’s not the only benefit of these kits, I made up a list of chores that need to be done for each room. I’ve made it into a free pdf file so you can print it and attach it to your baskets too!
Let me show you how I made my chore kits:
I picked up these baskets to use from a dollar store.
Finally, in Word, I made up a printable document with a list of chores for each room, and spaced them so I could cut them up into separate cards.
To make them nice and sturdy, I purchased laminating pouches (I use them frequently for many other projects as well).
They are so easy to use, you just slip the paper in and seal it!
Then I used a cutter to cut the lists into squares of equal size, leaving extra room on top to punch holes.
After lining them up on the baskets where I wanted to position them, and marking with a dry erase pen, I punched my holes with a hole puncher.
You could use ribbon, yarn or twine to tie each card onto the baskets.
For the supplies, just use your family’s favorite cleaning products.
****Also, if you will have children helping with the cleaning, make sure the products you use are appropriate and safe for their ages.
In my kits, I included microfiber cloths, and various dusters, magic erasers, wet mop cloths, scrubby pads, general all purpose cleaning sprays, mini dust pans (I got mine from a dollar store), disinfectant wipes, and my favorite fill-able dish wands. These are the ones I use to clean tubs and showers.
I was easily able to fit in everything I needed, except of course a mop and broom. 🙂
Store them where ever is safe and convenient for your family.
If you have little ones, of course keep the kits up out of their reach.
Have fun making up your own chore kits!
If you’d like to get started with printable chore charts, I have just the ones for you in different colors!
In addition, here are some other cleaning tips, just click on the picture to go to the post!
For more cleaning tips, check HERE