bathroom chores for kids by age

The bathroom is one of the dirtiest and most-used rooms in the house. And it's 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 tasks kids can generally do by which age.

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 chores need to be done each day, others once a week, and still others once a month or even less frequently. Use your best judgment for what gets done when.

Bathroom Chores for Kids Ages 2 and Under:

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

Chores for Kids Ages 3 to 5:

Previous chores, plus:

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

Chores for Kids Ages 6 to 9:

Previous 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.

Chores for Kids Ages 10 to 13:

Previous 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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