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bathroom chores for kids

An Age Appropriate Guide to bathroom cleaning




The bathroom is one of the dirtiest and most-used rooms in the house. And it's the least fun to clean. The good news is, kids are able to do many, many chores to help out.

Here's a list of which bathroom chores tkids can generally do by which age to keep this busy place clean and sanitary. (They do help muck it up, after all.)

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

Of course, some of these bathroom chores need to be done each day, others once a week, and still others less frequently. Use your best judgment for what gets done when. 





Bathroom Chores for Kids Ages 2 and Under:

  • Put the toilet seat down and flush.
  • Help rinse out the tub.
  • Put dirty clothes in the hamper if the top is low enough.
  • Hang up towel (on hook).
  • Put tub toys in bins or drawers.

Ages 3 to 5:

Previous bathroom chores, plus:

  • Put tub toys in the proper nets or bins
  • Rinse out the sink after use

Ages 6 to 9:

Previous bathroom chores, plus:

  • Rinse out the tub
  • Wipe up spills
  • Squeegee the shower
  • Hang up towel (on towel rack)
  • Sweep or vacuum floor and damp-mop any spills
  • Wipe smudges from walls and door
  • Empty and wipe wastebasket clean, using disinfecting wipes
  • Wash inside and outside of cabinets

Ages 10 to 13:

Previous bathroom chores, plus:

  • Disinfect countertops
  • Wipe chrome fixtures and mirrors clean
  • Clean the shower
  • Mop the floor
  • Disinfect light switches and doorknobs

Chores for Teens:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Wipe down walls
  • Clean shower curtain
  • Disinfect the sink and drain








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