Kids Cleaning Buckets (and a HUGE Give Away!)

I posted my cleaning schedule last week when I shared my cleaning closet redo and some of you were curious if my girls help with the household work.

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Evie helps out too, but my two older girls are old enough to do some real cleaning as part of their weekly chores. To make their chores a little more exciting (a stretch, I know!) and to give them more ownership, the girls and I decided they needed their own cleaning kits. So we went to Home Depot together and shopped for some supplies to make the kits. We found a huge display with duct tape in all different colors and we thought that would make a cute (and waterproof!) decoration for simple white buckets.

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We also picked up some colorful nylon cording.

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The girls and I worked together to wrap the buckets in layers of the duct tape. If you roll the bucket while pulling the tape really taut, there won’t be any air bubbles or wrinkles.

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Then we used a hot glue gun to wrap the handles in the nylon cording.

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It’s surprising to me how putting in even a little extra effort to make something beautiful gives a household item so much more importance. My girls love these buckets and they’ve been diligently doing their chores lately! Success!

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The Home Depot and P&G want to give away a few things today so one of you readers can kick start your own cleaning and organizing project! To enter to win a $200 gift card to The Home Depot along with some cleaning products including Febreze Air Effects, Bounty Select-A-Size and Charmin Ultra Soft, simply leave a comment on this post and share what project you have in mind. Or share what you do to help get your kids excited to help cleaning!

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And don’t forget to check out all the great blogger projects here to get yourself inspired!

 

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  1. Need to clean and organize the laundry room.

  2. Lucy

    Other than a deep cleaning of our entire house, I have to get moving on our entry. It's a mess!

  3. We just moved to a new to us house and everything needs to be cleaned and organized.

  4. Bunny

    Desperately need to hang things! Pictures, bicycles, shelves, almost everything. We just moved and haven't even begun to get fully settled in.

  5. I am working on painting a pattern on our utility room floor. That will make me want to do laundry right?

  6. My laundry room need real help!!!

  7. I'm going to make some curtains, paint and install some shelves in my laundry room.

  8. I would like to make a picture frame, paint my bedroom and add a live plant to my home. This is such a nice giveaway!

    I love your buckets. Very cute and a creative idea for helping your girls to enjoy cleaning more.

  9. My four little girls have been begging for a secret garden. I have many many projects that I have up my sleeve…just need a little more money on the money tree.

  10. Whits

    Our garage needs organizing!

  11. Whits

    Our garage needs organizing!

  12. Don't know if this is still active — I couldn't find an expiration date — but I want to re-do the bathroom. New fixtures, paint, everything….
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  13. Buying a fixer-upper and could really use some help getting rid of stinky smells and paint colors.

  14. melvan

    We need to clean out the spare bedroom to make room for baby!

  15. I'm going to redo my pantry!

  16. Kim

    Great project! I would get ready for Spring Cleaning!

  17. Wonderful giveaway. I would use it to help organize my laundry room that the girls and I so desperately need help getting organized.

  18. I'd tackle our bedroom closet. There's definitely a better way to make use of the space!

  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE the buckets! It makes me want to run home and do the same to motivate me to clean up some hard to tackle areas!

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE the buckets! It makes me want to run home and do the same to motivate me to clean up some hard to tackle areas!

  21. msmbk

    Oh what fun. Love the buckets!! We bought a house from the 1920's and as a result I'm currently going one tiny closet at a time to try and maximize storage solutions. I'm in the bathroom closet at the moment so this would be an amazing win!!

  22. msmbk

    I love the cleaning buckets. So cute! We bought a 1920's home and I'm now working on maximizing the tiny bathroom closet!!

  23. Erin

    I would use it to make some shelves to organize our garage !

  24. I would buy DUCT TAPE and use it to enter the 4-H Trashion Show-You make a dress out of recycled/unusual materials and I'd use the duct tape to make a pretty outfit. My mom would be happy if I won free tape- I wouldn't keep begging her to buy me some. :D

  25. I need to create a pantry out of a hallway closet and I have been putting it off for far too long. This giveaway would be amazing!

  26. At the end of the month, my husband and I are moving into a townhouse that definitely needs some cleaning. Hoping that adding some fun tape to our cleaning buckets will help motivate me as well as it did your girls! Also, we have our eye on a super cute outdoor dining set at Home Depot! :)

  27. I've been wanting to build a piece of furniture since your other Home Depot Christmas post a while back that showcased that credenza! A gift card would be a nice start. :)

  28. Need to decorate the bare walls of my rental. So that's something I'd do!

  29. Mookie

    Would prob use it to get some primer & paint to redo a rm that I need to rent out for $!

  30. Love this! I want to try using the tape to "paper" the back of the playroom shelves.

  31. I agree with you. If workplace or office will be clean, then clients and coming visitors will also impress with its clean environment. I am also a commercial cleaner and I know its importance. In my opinion, regular cleaning is best way to keep office clean for a long time.Office Cleaning Vancouver

  32. Aimee

    Prepping for baby #2!!

  33. I agree with you. If workplace or office will be clean, then clients and coming visitors will also impress with its clean environment. I am also a commercial cleaner and I know its importance. In my opinion, regular cleaning is best way to keep office clean for a long time.Office Cleaning Vancouver

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