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Getting kids to help with cleaning isn't easy, especially in the beginning.

Besides, how much help can you realistically expect from a child?

The answer depends on your child's age. You'll want to be there the first time your child tackles a new task, regardless of age. 

Beginners need pointers for even the simplest jobs. Below are chores for kids monthly by age to get you started.

monthly chores for kids ages 3 to 5:

  • Sweep the garage floor with a push broom

monthly chores for ages 6 to 9:

Previous chore, plus:

monthly chores for ages 10 to 13:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Clean bedroom closets.
  • Wash out kitchen trash container and surrounding area.
  • Wipe leather furniture with a soft cloth.

monthly chores for ages 14 to 17:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Organize closets.
  • Dust the ceiling fans.
  • Clean the shower curtain.
  • Wipe down walls.
  • Disinfect the sink and drain.
  • Sew on buttons and mend torn clothes.

Get a room-by-room guide to age appropriate chores here.

Check out the Clean Organized Home Store for the cleaning products and tools for cleaning every room in your home.

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Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.