Chore Sticks and Keeping Kids Healthy with Oreck: having daily chore sticks or a similiar chore method for your kids is not only important for teaching valuable life skills but it also helps keeping kids healthy!
Now that my boys are old enough to understand basic cleaning skills, we decided to start a daily/weekly chore jar with chore sticks. Each day they will pick their chore sticks and they can’t put them back into the jar until the chore has been done. They have the whole day to complete the chores, although we push to having them completed before they can watch tv or go outside.
SUPPLIES TO MAKE CHORE STICKS:
- Kids Craft Popsicle Sticks
- Permanent Marker
Paint half of craft popsicle stick with your childs favorite colors. One the opposite end write down an age appropriate chore with the permanent marker. Allow to dry. *We chose to have a few sticks that were weekly chores and were painted white.*
While teaching your kids the valuable life skills they will need to maintain their own home someday, you are also promoting a healthier lifestyle. Now that my oldest son is in Kindergarten he is more likely to bring home germs to his brother and sister than before. We choose to use Oreck to help keep our home clean and as germ free as possible!
When my youngest son was just learning to crawl he would chase me and the vacuum everywhere. It’s his favorite chore to this day! With my kids constantly playing on the living room floor, it’s important to make sure dirt and dust are under control. With our Oreck ELEVATE CONQUER Upright Filtration Vacuum (Item # UK30300) we know we are getting a good clean. I love this vacuum for how light weight it is, the filtration system, and my personal favorite feature…it works on carpet, hardwood and other floor surfaces! My home is about 80% hardwood and being able to use this vacuum in my whole home has been a time saver for sure!
For the hard to reach places, we like to use the Oreck ULTIMATE HANDHELD Cleaner (Item # CC1600). The task-specific tools help cleaning bookshelves, ceiling fans, corners and more a breeze!
While cleaning your homes surfaces is important to keeping the germs away, so is cleaning your air! We have a coal stove in our basement as our source of heat and while the filters in our vents help block away the dust we also use our Oreck AIR REFRESH 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Humidifier (Item # WK15500B). I love that that Oreck Air Refresh has dual purpose. A humidifier is great during the winter and dry months. It’s lightweight and quiet enough for bedrooms and even our daughters nursery!
Keeping your home clean doesn’t have to be all on you Mom and Dad! My kids have been waking up every morning asking if they could pick out their sticks and I’m going to enjoy it for as short as it lasts 🙂 Your family’s health is one of the most important things in life and with just a few simple tools you are well on your way to a cleaner and ultimately healthier home.