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Home office cleaning chores

For Kids by Age


This guide to home office cleaning chores for kids by age can help ensure this shared room stays clean.

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

Of course, some of these household chores need to be done each day, others once a week, and still others once a month or and even less frequent cleaning schedule.

Use your best judgment for what gets done when. This guide to cleaning chores for kids by age can help get you start a cleaning schedule that works for your family.

Home Office Cleaning Chores for Ages 2 and Under:

  • Put toys in bins or drawers
  • Help pick up stray books and magazines

Ages 3 to 5:

  • Previous chores, plus:

  • Return books to bookshelves 
  • Put toys and games (and all their pieces) in the proper boxes or bins
  • Dust low furniture

  • Help prepare papers for recycling
  • Wash or spot-clean baseboards

Ages 6 to 9:

  • Previous chores, plus:

  • Take out trash and recycling
  • Vacuum, with help depending on the machine's height and weight

  • Empty and wipe wastebaskets clean, using disinfecting wipes
  • Dust furniture and shelves
  • Wipe smudges from walls and doors

Ages 10 to 13:

  • Previous chores, plus:

  • Clean telephones, computer and TV screens, video game controllers, and remote controls

  • Disinfect light switches and doorknobs
  • Vacuum furniture

Ages 14 to 17:

  • Previous chores, plus:
  • Organize closets
  • Dust ceiling fan
  • Vacuum drapes.

  • Dust and vacuum corners and crevices from high point to low
  • Deep-clean carpet and upholstery (Teens can make the call to the carpet cleaner for you.)
  • Vacuum floors and carpet and move furniture to clean underneath
  • Vacuum drapes.








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