This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FallIntoClean #CollectiveBias
We’re still adjusting to our new back to school routine around here and I feel like I’ve been on the go non-stop. Our alarm goes off a whole lot earlier, breakfast and lunches need to be made, I’m trying to keep straight which days P.E. clothes are needed, my son needs help with his homework and then there’s driving to karate after school. It’s enough to make my head spin and this is on top of all MY normal work and chores, which have taken a backseat since school has started. Seeing as how our home looks like a tornado blew through it, I’m trying to get back on track and part of that is passing on more responsibility to the kids.
I created a magnetic chore chart, so my kids can independently complete their chores without having to be told or reminded (100 times). It is a huge success and I only regret that I didn’t think of this sooner! The kids see it as a game, racing to complete their chores. Many of the chores are preschooler or kindergartener friendly, with pictures of toothbrushes and glasses to remind children to brush their teeth or put on their glasses. Moms of kids in glasses will thank me for that one, I don’t know how many times I’ve had to ask “where are your glasses?” when we walk out the door.
Now that my kids are pitching in, I recently stocked up on my favorite Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products. My house not only smells wonderful, with their garden-fresh scents, it’s also less of a tornado now. I appreciate that these products are biodegradable and made with essential oils and plant-derived ingredients. They are also free of artificial colors, ammonia, phthalates, chlorine bleach, parabens and phosphates. All things that are super important to me as a mother when these products are used around my children!
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products
Metal Baking Sheet
1 inch Hole Punch
1 inch Clear Glass Gems
Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Head to Whole Foods Market and pick up Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Multi-Surface Spray in Lemon Verbena Scent, Dish Soap in Lavender Scent, Multi-Surface Concentrate in Lemon Verbena Scent, Auto Dish Soap in Lavender Scent and other Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products! Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® will donate $1 to Whole Kids Foundation for each of the first 25,000 cleaning products purchased (between 8/24/16- 9/13/16) at Whole Foods Market to help kids learn to grow and enjoy eating fruits and vegetables. This offer is valid on all scents of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Multi-Surface Spray, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Dish Soap, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Multi-Surface Concentrate, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Toilet Bowl Cleaner, and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Auto Dish Soap. You can watch the Whole Kids Foundation Video for more information about this awesome cause. I love this so much!
Step 2: Spray the baking sheet with your choice of spray paint color and allow to dry.
Step 3: Add a strip of washi tape across the top and down the center, as shown in the photo below. Add letter stickers to spell “To Do” and “Done” along the top, as shown in the photo below.
Step 4: Print out the chore chart circles on cardstock and punch them out, using a 1 inch hole punch.
Step 5: Spread decoupage glue onto the flat side of the gems, using a paint brush. Attach the chore circles, picture side down, to the flat part of the gems. Spread another layer of decoupage glue to the back of the gems and chore circles.
Step 6: Hot glue the magnetic buttons to the back of the gems.
Step 7: Place the chore chart gem magnets on the cookie sheet, under the “To Do” column. Once a chore is complete, move it to the “Done” column.
Step 8: Now that the kiddos can independently complete their chores, you can break out the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products and get a head start on your own chores!
Visit the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® DIY Website for more inspiration! You can also find Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. How do you stay clean and organized during back to school time?