Tackle It Tuesday — My Toddler Tackler

SophiaToday’s tackle is brought to you by my toddler, Sophia.

As I’ve mentioned during my blogging stint over at How I Clean Now, my biggest motivation to become a more organized and tidy homemaker is to become a better example for my daughters.

Little children have an instinct to clean. They may not want to pick up their toys when they’re supposed to, but hand them a cloth or a broom and they’ll usually want to imitate you and try to clean.

Sophia and Julia love to walk around the house with cloths and clean everything they can reach. Sophia also seems to enjoy picking up and putting things away. (She’ll often dump them back out, and do the job again just for fun.)

The girls are still really enjoying their organized playroom, and weeks later, most of the toys are still in their proper places.

Here’s a photo of Sophia ‘cleaning her own kitchen’.

Sophia cleaning her house

What about your children? Do they like to clean?

So what did you tackle this week or were you like me and left the tackling to your tots?


  1. says

    That is just precious! My little ones do like to clean…in fact, simply giving them a rag or two to drag around allows me to accomplish some of my chores while they are awake!

  2. says

    Can I hire her out to come and sort out my kitchen? I’m amazed and impressed that you’ve stuck with it. It’s usually just about a week if I’m lucky around here.

  3. says

    I love your tackle!! I have two children. My son who is 6 would walk over a pile in his room and not even notice it. My daughter who is 3 however, LOVES to clean. She asks for wipes for the cabinets and to use the swifter, all the time! She frequently will rearrange the toys in her room. (she gets this I think from seeing my hubby and I doing this with furniture frequently!)

    My tackle this week was putting the toddler bed together for my nephew who’s coming to live with us!!

  4. Christie says

    I had Andrew tackle his room last night :-) I too have a cleaning lady that comes every 2 weeks and Monday nights are when my kids have to tidy there room and make sure they pick every thing up! I wish Andrew was as eager as Sophia at cleaning. But as for me, I filed a VERY Large box of papers that have been accumulating for some time now. I got the second set of cupboard doors put up in my office and sorted through all the piles on my desk so that now I can actually see the surface!

  5. says

    I have 2 teenagers and a 11 DS, so they really don’t “like” to clean. But they do know how, yesterday while I was working, my 15 DS cleaned the house, did the dishes and laundry. I was shocked!
    Thanks for hosting!

  6. says

    My soon-to-be 3 yr old loves to help me with “chores”! But her definition of helping and mine are very different. šŸ˜‰

  7. says

    My girls love to clean – if it’s their own idea. If I’m asking them to do it, they never want to, lol. :)

    I was going to post my tackle for today, but got interrupted by a 3yo throwing up in her bed last night… Sigh. I’ll be back tackling next week though!

  8. says

    My son always liked to help clean when he was little. He’s almost 10 now, but today he already straightened his room, did a few dishes, took care of the dog, and cleaned his bathroom – Woo Hoo! I am trying to be a better example of a clean and organized mom for him.


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