AGES 3 to 5
Organize + Put Away the Toys
Provide low shelves with picture-labeled bins to prompt cleanups in your child's playroom or bedroom. Encourage kids to clean up after themselves once they're done playing to keep the mess at bay.
Sweep the Porch
Keep a BLACK+DECKER Angle Broom in the garage for the kids to sweep away grass and dirt from the front porch. It's a simple chore that doesn't require cleaners, and you’ll be able to buy some time to clean up inside. Have your kids practice sweeping in one direction with the wood planks to get out all the leaves and debris.
Send the kids on a dust-hunt with the BLACK+DECKER Flex Microfiber Duster. Teach them to find the often-overlooked places, such as under the furniture and behind the curtains. Remind them to carefully remove items from shelves and tables to clean thoroughly.
AGES 6 to 10
Vacuum the Couch
Have them remove all the couch cushions and vacuum up the crumbs with the BLACK+DECKER SMARTECH™ Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum (Chili Red). It's a lightweight handheld vacuum that's perfect for small hands to manage. Let the kids put any change they find in their piggy bank.
Clear the Table
After dinner, have your children remove the dishes and condiments from the table. They can rinse and load dinnerware in the dishwasher, and then wipe down the table with a damp cloth. This is a great group chore for siblings.
Strip the Beds
Have each child in your household be responsible for stripping their own bed and delivering their sheets to the laundry room for washing each week. It will save you multiple trips back and forth to bedrooms while teaching your kids how to keep their beds clean.
Steam Mop the Bathroom
The BLACK+DECKER 10-n-1 Steam-Mop™ with Fresh Scent kills up to 99.9% of germs with just the power of steam. Have older kids mop all hard-floored bathrooms and powder rooms weekly to keep them smelling fresh.
Wash the Windows
The new technology of the BLACK+DECKER Powered Squeegee Vac makes window washing quick and efficient. This handheld tool does the work of three. It's a sprayer, scrubber and squeegee vacuum that helps you get clean and clear windows. Each week, have the older kids tackle any easy-to-reach windows, paying particularly close attention to areas where fingerprints and smudges tend to accumulate.