Now that the kids are off and running, our back to school cleaning routines are starting to take shape. I've also got a fun, fall-colored free printable chore chart for you to download below.
I don't know about you guys, but my house takes a beating over the lazy, hazy, crazy days. With kids home, and swimming, and playing...things get dirty. But on the flip side of that, they are home to help with clean up. Now that school is back in session, we're working on our back to school cleaning routines so everything can run smoothly again and the house can stay a bit tidier.
But first, I have to tell you about this AWESOMENESS! Bounty wants to give FIFTY of my readers their very own set of paper towels (one with Dawn, and one regular roll) AND their own duo towel holder to keep both items nice and handy on the countertop. If you are one of the first fifty to leave a comment and fill in the simple form below, a set of this fabulousness will be en route to you. Just leave a comment telling me what your back to school cleaning routines include!
We really love the NEW Bounty with Dawn...so many great uses! Just wet and use anywhere you've got a mess that needs a little extra something for cleaning. You'll end up with 4X cleaner surfaces.
One of the chores my kids help with, now that school has started, is keeping their lunch boxes clean. Is it just me or do lunch boxes get so icky, y'all? I mean, honestly. I have one kiddo that brings his trash home with him (including open yogurt containers). Ay-yi-yi. We chat about it endlessly. But...it happens. These boxes also seem to always get left on the playground (overnight at times). By the end of the year our boxes look like they've been run over by a semi. Hoping this year we can keep them a lot tidier a lot longer. I'm loving having the kids wipe them out with the Bounty with Dawn. They come our so clean and shiny.
They're also great for wiping down counters, appliances, and so much more.
They'll even help with the dishes.
Oh, and dry erase gets taken off perfectly with these babies.
My older son is actually super responsible about his chores. He takes a lot of pride in them...goodness, his bed is made before I'm even out of mine most mornings. Now that school is started, one of our biggies is keeping a good routine (which he does well with...little brother is definitely working at it). After school, we have a snack, do homework, get our chores done, and then practice piano. The rule is always no television, playing, or devices until everything is complete. This can be met with some grumbles at times, but it keeps things running smoothly.
Saturday mornings, we try to do a couple of chores as well, before our day gets started...it may be something as simple as putting some clothes away, but I like to make sure we get a few things accomplished before we start the weekend's activities.
I love using chore charts. I've published several sets in the past. I thought it would be fun to create one in fallish colors for this time of the year. We just write in our tasks and check them off as we go. We now do a set rate of allowance once a week. As long as *most* of the boxes are checked, we're good for payday. ;)
Download yours below.
Now, be sure to leave a comment and receive your own set of paper towels and the duo towel holder. The first FIFTY to let me know their back to school cleaning routines will receive this gift!
UPDATED: LIMIT REACHED...thank you to all who signed up to receive their free towel holder and Bounty Paper Towels! Find Bounty with Dawn at a store near you.