Let’s just say it – it’s not easy to get the kids involved with cleaning and organizing.  It takes thought, planning, educating, and lots of patience.  Most of the time it probably feels like it’s easier to just do the cleaning and organizing yourself, but it’s worth it!  Involving the kiddos around the house not only encourages independence and responsibility, it helps kids learn lifelong skills for caring for and maintaining a home.  Today I’m rounding up my favorite posts all about kids, cleaning, and organizing – take a peek, print something out, and include those kiddos in the care of your home!

Create a simple homework caddy to cut down on misplaced supplies and homework chaos.

Teach your kiddos how to help with cleaning with these printable chore lists.  Laminate to make it a reusable list with the help of a dry erase marker.

This simple chore and reward system helps encourage independence and add a little fun to the routine. Includes free printables to get you started!

How about a room-by-room guide of things that your kids CAN clean?  This guide is the perfect place to start

Wondering just what you can expect your school-aged child to do when it comes to cleaning and helping around the home? These lists are the perfect place to start. Includes printables too!

Just because they are young doesn’t mean your preschooler can’t help with simple cleaning tasks! Check out these ideas and printables to help foster pride and independence with your child.

Put together a cleaning caddy with fun tools and kid safe cleaners. Includes great ideas, DIY cleaner recipe and resources to make cleaning more fun.