living room chores for kids

Your living room will be spotless faster once you enlist the kids help in keeping it clean and organized.

Well, at least a little bit faster than if you did all the household chores yourself.

Here's a guide to age appropriate living room chores for kids.

Once a child reaches a certain skill or age level, he can generally do the tasks for his age group and those below.

living room chores for ages 2 and under:

  • Put toys in bins or drawers
  • Help pick up stray books and magazines
  • Turn off the TV if button is within reach.

chores for ages 3 to 5:

  • Previous chores, plus:
  • Put away toys and games and all their pieces in the proper boxes or bins
  • Return books to bookshelves
  • Sponge down the play table
  • Dust low furniture
  • Wash or spot-clean baseboards

chores for ages 6 to 9:

  • Previous chores, plus:
  • Shake area rugs, depending on size
  • Empty and wipe wastebaskets clean, using disinfecting wipes
  • Dust furniture and shelves
  • Vacuum, with help depending on the machine's height and weight
  • Dust lamp shades
  • Wipe smudges from walls and doors
  • Water house plants
  • Take indoor plants outdoors for a gentle washing.

chores for ages 10 to 13:

  • Previous chores, plus:
  • Clean telephones, computer and TV screens, video-game controllers, and remote controls
  • Vacuum floors and carpets
  • Disinfect light switches and doorknobs
  • Vacuum furniture
  • Wipe leather furniture clean with a soft cloth
  • Clean windows

chores for ages 14 to 17:

  • Previous chores, plus:
  • Dust the ceiling fan
  • Clean and polish wood furniture
  • Dust and vacuum corners and crevices from high point to low
  • Vacuum floors and carpets and move furniture to clean underneath.

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