Week 3, Day 3 – The Least of These

by StephBuckwalter on June 22, 2011

What is the best age to start kids doing chores? Believe it or not, it’s preschool. Why? Because that is when they are in the parrot stage and want to do everything they see mommy, daddy, and siblings doing. For best results, work alongside them (this works for all ages actually). Yes, it will take more time, but it’s fun to see that look of accomplishment on their faces when they are done.

[Kamikaze Cleaning Challenge, Week 3, Day 3]

  • Bonita

    I’ve been utterly exhausted for over a week and couldn’t do anything extra. Today is my first day back on track. I spent an hour shredding paper and sorting through the under-bed boxes where I keep our wrapping supplies.

  • miamichickens

    Hi! 30 minutes working on kids’ play/schoolroom cleaning and rearranging everything. I was so happy with how much they willingly helped out:) Also 30 minutes getting most of the give away stuff out of the garage. While I’m so happy with how the garage is going, I still see so much left to go thru and get rid of-I think I totally underestimate how long big projects like that will take.

  • Amy

    Spent 30 minutes on little piles everywhere. They seem to multply when I’m not looking.

  • Anonymous

    Welcome back!

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  • Anonymous

    I’m notorious for underestimating how long it takes to do things. I think I can get a room cleared out in a day when it really takes about 2-3 days of work.

    I’m glad the kids are helping. It makes such a difference. I think once mine saw our house clean, it really motivated them to help because they like it to look nice when their friends come over.

  • Flmedicmom69

    We worked for at least 2 hours in our living room/dining room today. I recruited the girls to help with picking up all of their treasures (hair ties, baby clothes, school supplies, toys etc) and they had to take care of them or they became garbage. The house bunny cage was cleaned, hutch, sofa and love seat all moved out, cobwebs removed and walls and floors swept, one recliner moved to back porch, floors mopped, entertainment center cleaned (disinfectant/rag), sliding doors washed and it was break time. In the evening another 45 minutes went to taking down the 2 load of clothes that were hung out that morning, sweeping and decluttering 1/2 of the back porch, and then outside to water the gardens and watch the girls swim.

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