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Making Window Cleaning Fun for Kids
Here are some ideas for how to make the job more fun, by getting your kids involved with the chore of cleaning your windows.
Let them use a Super-Soaker Instead of a Hose
Kids love Super-Soakers. As you probably know, these are water shooters that can send a huge stream of water a distance of about 30 feet. So let your kids help with the outside window washing by filling up a bucket with fresh water, and instead of rinsing the windows with a hose, let your kids spray the window down using their Super-Soaker (helpful accessory: water guns).
Use Fun Tools
Spray bottles, magic erasers, squeegees . . . for kids these can make for some fun times. Let them pick which one they want to start with, and then change them around to help keep things interesting for them (helpful accessories: spray bottles; squeegees).
Let Them Pick the Music
OK, so maybe you don't like Alvin & The Chipmunks, or Lady Gaga, or Miley Cyrus, or Justin Bieber. But for your kids, letting them blast their favorite tunes (and maybe watching you cringe) can help make window washing more fun for them.
Window washing isn't the most delightful of household chores, but hopefully you can use one of the above ideas when you get your kids involved, that can make it a bit more entertaining for them and you too.
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