Updated: 05/15/2017 3:53 PM | Print Story |  Email

Teaching Your Children to Clean

Cleaning expert Schar Ward shows Steve and Elizabeth the right way to clean a kitchen! You can pick up a copy of her new book, "Teaching Children to Clean: A Guide to Teaching Life Skills to Children" by clicking here. You will also find free "chore charts" to download there too.

She shares homemade cleaning product recipes in the book - here are two of them she demonstrated on the show:

All- purpose cleaner
Half white vinegar and half water
10 drops essential oil
 
1.00 makes one bottle of cleaner
 
Soft scrub
3/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Castile soap
3 drops essential oil
 
95 cents makes one bottle of cleaner

She also demonstrated how to make a garbage bag apron and shared why colorful tools can help make it fun for kids to clean. Schar wrote her book for children but she says that many parents are giving copies to their college-bound kids.