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monthly house chores for kids
by age




Your family's monthly house chores list is sure to be very different from my family's list. 

Your list will differ depending on many factors, such as how many kids you have and how old they are, the layout of your home, whether or not you have pets, where you live, how much (or how little) your family is home, and how meticulous you and the family intend to be with your housekeeping routine.

But to give you a guide to creating your chores list, I'd like to offer you mine!

The age recommendations are just that, recommendations. Your tidy 11-year-old who has been cleaning his room since age two can probably tackle some of the chores listed for teenagers if safety isn't an issue. 

Conversely, if you've been the maid for your 13-year-old since she was born, you might have to start her off with some of the simpler chores recommended for younger children. Once a child reaches an individual skill or age level, he can generally do the tasks for his age group and those for the age groups below.

This is the monthly house chores schedule that works best for me.




Monthly House Chores for Kids Ages 3 to 5:

  • Sweep the garage floor with a push broom.

Ages 6 to 9:

  • Previous chores, plus:
  • Wipe smudges from walls and doors.

Ages 10 to 13:

  • Previous chores, plus:
  • Clean bedroom closets
  • Wash out kitchen trash container and surrounding area
  • Vacuum furniture
  • Clean leather furniture with a soft cloth
  • Wipe off the car's dashboard

Ages 14 to 17:

  • Previous chores, plus:
  • Dust the ceiling fans
  • Clean the shower curtain
  • Disinfect the sink and drain
  • Sew on buttons and mend torn clothes.









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