The usual tradition of spring-cleaning heralds in the new year. Get all hands on deck so many hands make light work. Involving the children in spring-cleaning also helps inculcate a sense of responsibility for their home. Age-appropriate cleaning tools are essential in facilitating the clean-up. We highlight some of them so the children can do their part – regardless of age!
5 Handy Tools For Kids To Help In Spring-Cleaning
Dry wiper for floor
A dry floor wiper is a must-have in every household for quick and easy clean-ups that even toddlers can help with. My children have been acquainted with this trusty device since they were little, and cleaning efficiency has increased tremendously since! Simply purchase the dry and wet wipes, and “swipe” away!
The dry wipers pick up dust, hair and crumbs quite well, and offers a very fast solution to cleaner floors without vacuuming. Purchase yours here.
EXPECTING SOON?: Read This as You Prepare for Baby's Arrival
Speaking of vacuuming, a lightweight handheld vacuum is another handy tool. We tried the Karcher VCH 2 which is perfect for small hands and small spaces.
First, it weighs only 0.65kg, light enough to dismiss the complaints about chores. The handheld vacuum is powerful without the noise. It picks up tiny crumbs easily and helps with messes that children often leave behind. The children also used it for the interiors of the car as well as on their keyboards, shelves, desks.
I love it that it is easily chargeable with a USB cable – minimizing the need for a charging station. It is portable and can even be brought to the workplace for a quick spring cleaning. The dust and dirt are easily discarded by twisting open the vacuum. It has fast become the boys’ go-to tool for clean-ups. Get it here.
Window and Glassdoor cleaner
Clean sparkly windows are an essential part of spring-cleaning!. Window cleaning is usually left to the adults, especially for homes that are above ground level. We advise older ones to help with this task for safety reasons. Little ones can also use the same tool for glass doors in bathrooms or other parts of the home.
The two-sided window or glass cleaner cleans both sides using a magnet. This also saves us the trouble of reaching out dangerously to clean the outer surface of windows.
Small Broom with Dustpan
With lots of tables work be it doodling, writing, colouring, there is bound to be scraps of paper and eraser dust left on the table. This is why a small broom or brush with a dustpan is essential for cleaning up desks. The neighbourhood store selling many knick-knacks would sell one of these, which are very affordable and suitable for the little helpers. Spring-cleaning is made easy with all these tools!
Bookshelves are one of the places where dust gathers. Get your child’s help to use the duster and dust off the layers of dust off books, toys on display, ornaments. This duster can extend to 122cm long and can be used to clean places out of reach. It can also be bent to clean the top of shelves, TV screen, monitors.
Spring-clean as a Family to Usher in the New Year
Spring cleaning can be a breeze when everyone is roped in to help. Get the handy tools to make cleaning much more efficient with little helpers more than eager to help. Have a fruitful time preparing for Chinese New Year!