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As a Mom, I’m always looking for ways to save money on household items. There are a number of products I’ve learned you absolutely cannot skimp on, by getting a no name brand.
A good example is paper towels. The only paper towel I buy is Bounty Advanced. I use paper towels daily, whether I’m cleaning, cooking, or doing makeup. A flimsy towel isn’t going to cut it. I need a thick absorbent paper towel. I like the option of the Select-A-Size sheets too. I use less paper towels when I clean by using Bounty Advanced, and I also save money by purchasing the 12 pack from Costco.
Swiffer Dusters are an absolute must have in my house with 3 cats. The cat hair is insane, and it is literally everywhere. I save so much time with Swiffer Dusters because the fluffy fibers pick up (and hold onto) three times more cat hair, allergens, dirt, and dust than a feather duster. I want to eliminate the mess, not move it from one place to another. Another thing I love about the Swiffer Dusters? My kids LOVE to help clean with them. Bonus!! Anytime I can get the kids to help with chores I’m thrilled!! Do you remember how hard it was to dust blinds before Swiffer Dusters were around? I do, and I’m always stocked up on dusters!
Another must have for me is Tide laundry detergent. Kids are messy, and I need my laundry detergent to be mostly powerful cleaning liquid – NOT water. I like the 3-in-1 Tide Pods because my kids are old enough to help start the laundry, and I don’t have to worry about them measuring and pouring the liquid. The pods are made up of 90% cleaning ingredients that clean clothes, whiten, and color protect. I rarely need a stain treatment with the Tide Pods.
I’ve always encouraged my kids to help with chores, since they were little. Now that they are getting older, they are less inclined to want to help, but I feel it’s so important they learn these skills to be independent. A chore chart is a great visual for them. Earning money for doing chores is also a great incentive.
I love this Chore Chart from the blog Whimsy & Hope, by my blogging friend, Sarah Halstead. Click the image below to check out her blog, and print the chart from there.
Do you have any tips or tricks on getting your kids to help with chores?