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.

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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.

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful HomemakingBut 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:

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I picked up these baskets to use from a dollar store.

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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.

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To make them nice and sturdy, I purchased laminating pouches (I use them frequently for many other projects as well).

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They are so easy to use, you just slip the paper in and seal it!

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

Then I used a cutter to cut the lists into squares of equal size, leaving extra room on top to punch holes.

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

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.

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful HomemakingYou could use ribbon, yarn or twine to tie each card onto the baskets.

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful HomemakingFor 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.

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful HomemakingIn 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.

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful HomemakingI was easily able to fit in everything I needed, except of course a mop and broom.  🙂

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

 The chore lists for each room are the perfect additions to these kits!

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful HomemakingStore 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.

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

Have fun making up your own chore kits!

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If you’d like to get started with printable chore charts, I have just the ones for you in different colors!

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In addition, here are some other cleaning tips, just click on the picture to go to the post!

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking

chore kits, Chore Kits with Printable, Joyful Homemaking
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37 Comments

  1. Hey, great idea! Need to pin this to try with my four year old. She actually really likes to “clean” (she tries) and loves when we let her use the sponges and sprayers. I think she would love this and what a great idea to start instilling the idea of responsibility. Found you on the Inspirtation Monday link up. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the idea of keeping all the cleaning supplies needed in each room. Sure does cut down on running up and down the stairs to grab everything you need. Cute baskets and printables as well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are so cute!! My children have recently started doing chores and this would so cut down on some of the time wasted when they are doing chores.

  4. This is such a great idea! I wonder if it will work for my boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing at the Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party!

  5. Thanks for sharing such an amazing idea,I really cant wait to try it at home. The kids will surly be mad they have to clean but its a nice way to put them to work in an orderly fashion.

    1. You’re welcome! My younger son has been helping me this morning get caught up on laundry, and we’re both benefiting by doing a chore together! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I discovered this on Pinterest. What a GREAT idea! Thanks for the free printable too. I can’t wait to make these….I almost need a few for myself!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Maybe it would make my chores more enjoyable!!)

  7. I normally keep everything I need to clean in one big container. I can see how having different containers would work. I like the one for the bathroom especially. Now I might have two containers.

  8. Oh my gosh I love this idea!!! I’ve always struggled to come up with ideas for my Little Man for age appropriate chores. This whole idea is wonderful and keeps it all together!

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  10. Thank you for this idea. Iโ€™m thinking this is perfect for independent living patients with beginning to moderate Alzheimerโ€™s S well as for the care giver who now finds themselves Bing to help with housecleaning chores. The directions can be modified to fit specific needs.

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