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House chores for kids by room and by frequency.

house chores for kids.

This room-by-room guide of house chores for kids - daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally, and annually - will help you assign age appropriate chores as the work needs to be done. Read House Chores for Kids here.


10 home cleaning and maintenance tips for February.

may house cleaning checklist.

Some housecleaning tasks only need to be done once or twice a year. The problem is, we forget to do them once or twice a year. Here are 10 things to do around your home in May.



9 allergy cleaning tips.

Allergies can reduce kids - and adults - to a sniffling, sneezing, uncomfortable mess. While we can't do a whole lot about outdoor triggers, cleaning the house with a focus on allergy relief can help. These 9 allergy relief cleaning tips can help.




Allowance for chores: yes or no?

allowance for chores: yes or no?

Involving our kids in housecleaning will cut down on the amount of time we spend cleaning and increase the time we spend with our families. Which is best for your family? Find out here.





Bed bug removal tips.

how to get rid of bed bugs.

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have been around and annoying innocent sleepers since the time of Aristotle. Now that DDT is gone from our pest control arsenal, they're back, seemingly with a vengeance. Here's what you need to know about bed bug removal.




Bedroom chores for kids by age.

bedroom chores for kids by age.

These bedroom kids chores also take a child's cleaning skills level into consideration. It may feel like a constant battle to keep your kids' bedrooms clean. Here are age appropriate bedroom kids chores to get them on their way to self-sufficiency.



Carpet care tips.

easy carpet care tips.

Carpet is one of the most popular flooring choices for living areas. This is probably because carpet care is about as easy floor care gets. Here's what you should know about carpet care and cleaning.




How to clean carpet stains.

carpet stain removal tips.

Food and beverages are attracted to carpet like magnets. So naturally, carpet stains happen. Here are some remedies for the most common stains you might encounter at home. 




Chores for kids monthly.

monthly chores for kids by age.

Monthly chores for kids are going to vary by age and experience. Your tidy 11-year-old who has been cleaning his room since age 2 can probably tackle some of the kids chores listed for teenagers if safety isn't an issue. Here is a guide to chores for kids monthly by age.


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About the Author

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.