Creating a Children's Cleaning Kit

Jenny from <a href="http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Little Green Notebook</a> makes cleaning a fun family project with the transformation of these multi-purpose Home Depot buckets into colorful cleaning kits. Jenny from <a href="http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Little Green Notebook</a> makes cleaning a fun family project with the transformation of these multi-purpose Home Depot buckets into colorful cleaning kits.
Jenny from Little Green Notebook transforms Home Depot buckets into colorful cleaning kits for her kids. #BrightIdeas

Jenny from Little Green Notebook makes cleaning a fun family project with the transformation of these multi-purpose Home Depot buckets into colorful cleaning kits.

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Jenny wanted her girls to take some ownership of their house chores, so she decided to make them their own cleaning kits.
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To start, she bought a few of these inexpensive white plastic buckets at The Home Depot. The buckets are the perfect size for hanging spray bottles on the inside but are small enough to fit under most bathroom sinks or in storage closets.
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She also bought several rolls of duct tape in different colors, and two small bundles of colorful twine.
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She let her daughters choose the tape colors and combinations they wanted for their cleaning kit buckets and then helped them a little to get the straight lines with the tape.
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They were able to wrap the handles in twine themselves. They then poured a little glue inside the existing plastic handle and poked the twine ends inside before and after wrapping the length of the handle. She occasionally put a little dab of glue on top of the handle while the girls wrapped.
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The tape and twine are hard-wearing and waterproof, making them great candidates for decorating cleaning buckets. They are bright and colorful and kid-appropriate, but they also look cute sitting in a cleaning closet. She filled the buckets with kid-friendly cleaning products and tools, and now her kids are actually excited to clean their bathroom on Saturday mornings!


To see this bright idea in its entirety, check out Jenny's blog at Little Green Notebook.