Free Printable Checklist of Kid-Friendly SPRING CLEANING Tasks

BlogAmbassador-IconThese spring cleaning tips are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington.

Make everyday activities an adventure! — Zina

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It’s time to dig into SPRING CLEANING. It is time to open the windows, shake up some dust, and freshen up the house. This year, try including the kids in this annual ritual.

Click here to print a checklist of
kid-friendly spring cleaning tasks.

While I know my kids are perfectly capable of helping with deep cleaning, I am uncomfortable letting them work with harsh chemicals. Below are two recipes for all-purpose cleaners made from everyday household items:

All-Purpose Cleaner and Deodorizer
• 4 tablespoons baking soda
• 1 quart warm water

Great for: Bathroom & kitchen counters, sinks, and appliances.
How to use: Pour solution on a clean sponge and wipe.

Glass Cleaner
• 2 cups water
• 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
• 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil or some lemon juice to give the solution a nice smell (optional)

Great for: Mirrors, windows, and faucets
How to use: Combine ingredients and store in a small spray bottle. To get smudge-free glass, show your kids how to rub vertically on one side of the cloth and horizontally on the other.

TIP: If you want to create the solution directly in your spray bottle, simply combine 1 part white vinegar with 4 parts water.

Click here to print copies of the free spring cleaning checklist for your kids:

Free Printable Checklist of Kid-Friendly SPRING CLEANING Tasks

Most of the year I roll with this celebrated motto:

Ignore the mess, the children are making memories.

But once and a while we’ve all got to get down and deep clean!

P.S. How cute is that Let’s Play House! Dust! Sweep! Mop! above?

Additional Cleaning Resources:


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SAFETY TIP
Never combine chlorine bleach or products containing bleach with ammonia-based cleaners. The fumes created are extremely dangerous. Before doing any mixing, read the product labels first.

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Zina from Let's Lasso the MoonThese creative spring cleaning tips are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador
Zina Harrington.

Zina is the author of Let’s Lasso the Moon, where she inspires parents and children to interact creatively and enjoy the beauty of everyday moments.

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Free Printable: SPRING CLEANING Tasks + kid-friendly cleaner recipes *great list
Image Credit: © Seth Sawyers, 07.24.10, CC by 2.0