It has officially been two weeks since the launch of Journey to Clean! I've loved hearing from so many of you about how you've integrated my cleaning routine into your lives. This system has worked for me for years, so I knew you guys would just love it!
I wanted to take a minute today and talk about how we get Emmie involved in our home's cleaning schedule. I think it's so important to involve kids in the home maintenance process from an early age. Believe it or not, there are several items in Journey to Clean's schedule that can be done by children as young as 2! Starting your kids into daily cleaning habits at a young age teaches so much…responsibility, pride for belongings, routine, and completing tasks on time. It's something we're already doing with Emmie and will start with Jackson in a couple of years!
I've broken down a few ways you can get your kids involved in your home maintenance routine in the chart below. These tasks are taken directly from the cleaning schedules in Journey to Clean.
It's so important to teach your children what is expected of them in chores before they ever start. The best way to do this is modeling (and lots of it)…have your child do the chore with you for a few days/weeks before they are expected to do it on their own. I also think it's crucial to outline expectations for your child each and every day! An easy way to do this is by using a chore chart.
Check out a few of my other printables for this printable collection by clicking here! Don't want to sort through all of these posts and download files individually? You can grab all 24 pages of the Ultimate Planning Notebook in one big file (plus a pretty planner cover sheet you can't get anywhere else) by clicking here for the Ultimate Planning Notebook set.
Happy cleaning, friends!