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I love a clean home. It just makes me giddy when there is a fresh feeling in the air. Perhaps it's because I started helping my mother with basic cleaning chores when I was young. However, it doesn't mean that I enjoy cleaning. It's a task that has become more frequent after having kids because it seems never ending. Good thing that both Kenzie and Mason have an innate sense to clean and I am more than happy to encourage such responsibility. 


When Kenzie was around 2 years old, she would clean the windows of every restaurant we went to eat at. I have to admit that it was cute at the time but I'm not sure how the employees viewed it. Fast forward several years and now that Mason is the same age, he is picking up even the most minuscule of crumbs off the ground! Both the kiddos follow me when I vacuum and clean so it's nice that I can instill the sense of helping around the home from an early age. 


I headed to Ralph's to pick up my must have cleaning products: Pledge®  Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner, Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray and Windex® Multi-Surface Vinegar. I grew up cleaning with Pledge® products and was excited to try out the new Multi Surface cleaner. 

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A long and hectic work day combined with two young children usually means little time to clean up. Although we have a cleaner come every two weeks, as anyone with kids knows, a mess ensues shortly thereafter and on a daily basis. However, I love a clean home so quick and easy solutions are a godsend. It's odd but I never thought about using Pledge® on our wooden dining table until recently. Just a quick spray and wipe with a paper towel and it is free and clear of all the bits and crumbs left behind after the kids (and Hubs) eat. It's fantastic! I can use the same cleaner to wipe down the granite counter tops and the appliances if Hubs cooks.


Who doesn't love Windex®? I've used the original Windex® since I can remember so the Windex® Multi-Surface Vinegar ​​​​​​​​​​​was new to me. I've heard about the positives of using vinegar and this cleaner has lived up to the hype. Streak-free shine and easy to use - what more can you ask for?


The kids watch me clean and imitate my motions. Who knew that sweeping could be so fun? They head over to their playroom, room and/or toys and start "cleaning". It's the cutest thing and I can't wait for them to get a wee bit older so that they can have the responsibility of chores. 

Do your kids have cleaning chores? Do you use a reward system?


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23 comments:

  1. Haha...yes! My son has always loved to help me sweep the floor, and cook, and clean :)

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  2. I completely agree! My boys have been helping since they were toddlers.

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  3. I think teaching kids to help clean up at a young age is very important. My kids leaned to make their beds when they were 4-5

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  4. I started teaching my kids to clean when they were super young. They had no idea they were learning how to clean. I snuck it in there by getting toy vacuums and playful brooms just like you did. Great minds. Great minds.

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  5. You are so fortunate to have a housekeeper and two kids that love to clean! LOL! No one likes cleaning in my house, including me. I love Windex too, we have lots of windows and glass tables too, so it's a must-have!

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  6. Our girls love to help clean. I love the little toy brooms and cleaning things they come up with.

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  7. My sister got her kids into helping her clean fairly early on. By five, both of them had their very own chore charts.

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  8. Both my daughter and my oldest son have a chore chart. It's really important to teach them the value of work early on.

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  9. My youngest always wants to help clean. I put her to work dusting because it is one of the easiest things for her to do!

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  10. It's awesome that they have cleaning toys for kids! My daughter is the neat freak in our house. She would love that vacuum! Anyway, we don't have a chart system, but my toddlers have basic chores to do that involve being responsible for their own things.

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  11. My niece and nephew both have chores. We started them out early doing chores. We never had a reward system per se. We wanted to teach them that it's important to help family just to help.

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  12. Your kids are too cute! I've started to get my daughter to do small chores, like cleaning her room and clearing her plate after dinner, but I have yet to do anything more formal. She's getting older, though... I should probably come up with a better system soon!

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  13. I just used Pledge on my new dinning room chairs yesterday. I bought them used and they were scratched up and after wiping them down with Pledge the wood looks brand new!

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  14. As soon as my son was old enough to hold a play broom, I started giving him chores. It's important to teach responsibility early.

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  15. Windex is my favorite cleaner of all times. We buy it in the large refill size. We have condos and I couldn't clean those without Windex.

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  16. I have always loved to vacuum, ever since I was little. And clean the outside of the fridge!

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  17. I remember having a chore chart when I was younger. I loved getting check marks on my chart.

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  18. Funny but my oldest are terrible at housework be cause I was always working. Now that I'm a SAHM my littlest ones are amazing helpers.

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  19. Looks like you have the cutest helpers! I'll be doing a lot of this type of cleaning in the next month getting ready for guests.

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  20. My kids helped me clean but not as specific chores. They just helped;when I asked them to and they seemed to like it!

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  21. My daughter has had chores ever since she was young. Granted I didn't make her do anything major, but I think it is nice to teach basic cleaning skills early on.

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  22. I can relate. My daughter loves to clean and to help me, she always has. I love having a little helper so eager to clean with me.

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  23. We love to clean in our home! Pledge products are some of our favorites too!

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