This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
My daughter is in a phase where she can do all things herself. And she wants to help as much as possible. I feel like I’m constantly cleaning up after kids and our cat Chloe, and I’m finally able to get the two-year-old involved with a few simple pet chores. While I use our Libman Wonder Mop, my toddler is cleaning in other ways. Baby steps, friends.
Full disclosure: Our cat was part of the family years before the kids were in the picture. So it was never a scenario that the kids needed to be responsible for her. As they’ve gotten older, they have wanted to be able to help more around our house. Since they love Chloe, I think it’s appropriate to give them tasks to help out with her.
We have hard floors throughout most of our home. I had no idea how much dust, dirt and hair would collect on a daily basis before we bought our house. All other places I lived had carpet and one or two rooms with vinyl flooring. But now we have hard floors throughout the top floor of our house and all through our stairwell. It can be overwhelming.
Give the kids size-appropriate tasks
My daughter has a toddler size broom now. She really does love helping. If she isn’t using her broom, I’ll let her use the dustpan and small broom. I am just careful to get the dustpan before she dumps it back on the floor.
Sometimes my daughter wants to help feed Chloe. I’m fine with this, too. I put Chloe’s food in a cup, and my toddler can pour it into the bowl.
If you’re child is excited about a task, let him/her do it
My son has taken a liking to vacuuming. I will never discourage this type of enthusiasm. He used to be terrified of the vacuum. It was too loud, or maybe he thought it would suck him up? Either way, as he’s gotten older, he has seen how it’s a cool little tool that he can push around and it sucks things up.
Take on bigger tasks yourself
And I can handle the Wonder Mop. I love that this mop doesn’t take up a lot of space in my closet.
- The Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS life up to 20% more dirt.
- You can remove more water from the mop head with the power wringer, allowing your floors to dry faster.
- The mop head can be washed up to 50 times!
I vacuum every couple of days. Between the cat food, my kids dropping food, and the cat hair in our living and dining rooms, I have to stay on top of it. Because of this, I’m able to mop a little easier (because I don’t have to worry about getting everything up right away!) We’re in between seasons, and that means my cat tends to have more hairballs. This equals even more cleanup.
Whether I use water or a cleaner on my floors, the Wonder Mop is up to the task.