School’s out this week and while my kids don’t really “love” their chore charts and summer house rules, they know that in order for us all to live as peacefully as possible under this one roof all summer long, that the chores and house rules are essential. After week number one of the summer chore chart went into effect, there was a little misunderstanding on the meaning of cleaning the bathroom, what cleaning the living room meant, and so on. As a result, my kids’ cleaning checklists were born.
Now I do not expect my kids to clean to the level that I would, mainly because the home repair should be left to adults. However, if no one ever teaches them what is expected and gives them guidance, then they will never know. My checklists are pretty basic but the kids are getting so much more efficient with their cleaning and they take a lot more pride in their work, too.
Feel free to print out the PDF file of the cleaning checklists below, which includes basic checklists for cleaning the living room, dining room, bathroom, kids bedroom, playroom and kitchen. I have put them into clear plastic sleeves and let the kids use dry erase markers to check items off as they go.
And just in case you need a chore chart & the summer rules, you can find them here.
We would like to thank One Pretty Thing for featuring our printable cleaning checklist in her Kids Printables Roundup.