Tips To Get Kids To Do Their Chores + Cleaning Checklists

by Jenn

My kids are getting older, and there are things I don’t like about it and others that I have to admit, I do enjoy.  Now that they are older, it’s not just mom picking up after them.  They are starting to see why mom would get so frustrated with all their toys, notebooks, shoes, socks, and everything else that they strung all over the house daily because they now help keep the house picked up.

tips to get kids to do their choresTips To Get Kids To Do Their Chores

Things didn’t work well at first with my youngest daughter so I decided to get a little organized and do things a little different to keep the complaining and whining to a minimum so she can focus on getting things done.

Here are a few things I currently do to get my kids to do their chores and a few from Eureka that I’m thinking about implementing.

  • Don’t just say it, show them how it’s done – Rather than telling your children to do something and explaining to them how to do it, take a little extra time to show them how it’s done.
  • Let them think they are in control – Allow your kids to feel like they are in control by listening to their ideas and talking things out.
  • Don’t forget the chore list – Not only will it help make things easier for the kids but you too.  With a chore list, you can keep track of who’s supposed to do what each day.
  • Make the chore list fun – Make it colorful, let the kids decorate it and make sure there is a little place for the kids to put a check mark or sticker every day they do their chores.
  • Reward them – Each week do something special for you, kids, if they get their chores done.  It doesn’t have to be anything huge, just a little something special to thank you.
  • Pump up the jams – If you want your kids to clean and have a little fun why not put on a few song you know will get them moving.
  • Remember there are fun chores too – My kids love doing things like giving the dog a bath, helping each other go through things, being nosey and organizing drawers, etc.  Anything you can think of that will help you and be fun for your kids, why not add it to their chore list.  It only means they’ll have a better time doing it, and if your children are like mine, they will do a better job.
  • Add a little extra excitement – If you have multiple children let them switch up jobs, so they don’t get burnt out and have a bit more fun with their task.  Both my youngest girls LOVE to vacuum, especially with our new Eureka AirSpeed All Floors® vacuum.  If I don’t change it up, they get all mad at each other and start fighting so they switch days using the vacuum.  I wish they had this problem with cleaning up their toys lol.

You can also check out Eureka Spring Cleaning Checklist and Spring Cleaning Shopping Checklist.  They have some great tips to help you tackle your spring cleaning.

Thanks for the great tips Eureka, and an even bigger thanks for the Eureka AirSpeed All Floors® vacuum, it’s seriously amazing, and you can grab it for only $99 at

Did you know that vacuums pick up on average of 45 grams of dust each week?  Of that dust 14% is considered to be fine dust that often contains allergens that can be harmful, post a health risk, especially if you have family members with allergies or asthma.

The best way to remove allergens such as pet dander, dust, mold spores, and other allergens that are up to 75 times smaller than a human hair is to grab a vacuum with a HEPA filter trap.  In a bagless vacuum, about eight percent of the yucky dust is picked up if the filter is clogged.  Eureka suggests changing a bagless vacuum’s HEPA filter after 24 vacuuming cycles.

Eureka VacuumThe vacuum I use for everything is a Eureka.  It’s about a year old, and I can honestly say I’m amazed how they keep on getting better and better.  I seriously didn’t think there was a vacuum alive that could top my last Eureka, which works better than my expensive Dyson 90% of the time.  Yup, I said it.  I would probably be happier with my other vacuum, but it gets clogged every time I turn around.  I have four children, animals and a husband I don’t have time for that, so I’m going to stick with Eureka.  Not only does the vacuum work, but I also don’t have to stress it getting clogged every single time I use it.  The only thing I don’t like about it is that I have to wind manually of the cord, I go so used to pushing a button lol.

The Eureka deep cleans all floors and let me tell you it works like a rock star.  I have carpet, hardwood, and runs all over my house and rarely sweep because the vacuum does a better job getting up all the dust and hair.  The Eureka never loses suction, includes a deep cleaning technology, high-efficiency allergen filter, and a total reach of 39 feet.

Be sure to enter to win your very own Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum here.  Don’t want to wait to see if you win it’s okay; I understand you can grab your Eureka AirSpeed vacuum at your local Walmart, on their website and you can learn more by visiting, following Eureka on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you have any spring cleaning tips or tips to get kids to do their chores?  Leave us a comment and let us know.

This is a sponsored post written for Eureka.  All opinions are my own.

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April Monty June 8, 2016 - 11:51 pm

What a great bunch of ideas!

Laura June 4, 2016 - 9:25 pm

I like to make my own cleaning solution with vinegar, dish soap, and essential oils. Vacuuming is also so important in our house, especially with all of the pets!

Tammy Iler June 4, 2016 - 8:34 pm

They earn data by doing their chores

Tammy Iler June 4, 2016 - 8:33 pm

They earn data by doing their chores

Tracey L June 3, 2016 - 6:37 pm

My kids both used to love to clean when they were younger but now it usually takes a little bribery!

Jeena Bittenbender June 3, 2016 - 10:45 am

100% agree with everything you said. Also it’s better to have a designated time to start the chores. Put parental controls on all electronic devices so they stop working at a chore designated time. It helps if they’re bord.


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