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photo: Seventh Generation

Little ones can start helping out at home and learning useful life skills from a very young age. It is so important to allow them to feel like they can contribute at home while they learn about responsibility at the same time.

When having your child partake in daily chores using only safe, toxic-free cleaners is a must!

We were just introduced to the new Seventh Generation line of botanical disinfecting cleaners, including the Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner, Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner and Disinfecting Wipes and I really appreciate using household cleaners that work without creating harsh fumes. The new line of Seventh Generation cleaners is safe for my family and the environment.  I definitively recommend you give Seventh Generation cleaners a try if you haven’t, I have been using them all the time around here!

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Here is the full list of chores that are appropriate for every age, read more on the Seventh Generation blog here.

Ages 2-3

– Assist in making their bed

– Pick up toys when playtime is over

– Bring dirty clothes to laundry hamper

– Neatly pile books and/or magazines

Ages 4-5

– Fill pet’s water/food bowls (with supervision)

– Water plants

– Clear the dinner table

– Use hand-held vacuum for small messes, such as picking up crumbs

Ages 6-7

– Keep the bathroom tidy

– Sort laundry (try starting with just matching clean socks!)

– Empty dishwasher + put dishes away

– Choose outfit and get ready for each day independently

Ages 8-9

– Put away groceries

– Bring in mail from mailbox

– Assist in meal preparation (peeling potatoes, preparing salad, etc)

– Clean their room independently

Ages 10-11

– Responsible for exercising pets once each day

– Wash dishes

– Vacuum carpeted areas

– Learn to use washer and dryer

Ages 12 and up

– Wash family car (with supervision)

– Empty indoor trashcans, bring trash outside each week

– Babysit younger siblings

– Learn to use washer and dryer


Win it: One lucky Canadian reader will win a gift basket worth $50 with Seventh Generation products that will include their whole disinfecting cleaning collection, as well as other full-sized products to be used in the kitchen, bathroom and elsewhere around the home. Perfect for Winter cleaning! Enter below via Rafflecopter. Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.