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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WFMW - A tool to inspire child labor

In reading Manager's of Their Homes while preparing our new chore system, I came across the idea to buy a little floor sweeper to clean up the tile floors in our house. Bryan was skeptical about its practicality, but we found a little one at Wal-mart to bring home for $20.

It's basically a dust-buster with a handle and floor attachment. It also has a cord which I see as a huge benefit since anything rechargeable always peters-out before the job is done.

What I did not expect was just how popular this thing would be. Bryan wishes we'd bought one ages ago! Every job time (and many times in between) finds children sweeping the bathrooms, the cubbies in the mud room, or going along the base of the kitchen cabinets.

With the long handle off, it is the perfect size for Heidi to vacuum the living room - which she likes to do several times a day! It's the perfect scale for the children to handle and feel like they're really helping out!


  1. I used to have a bissel that my kids loved to use! It is the little things that motivate them, don't you love it!

  2. Thank you for the review. I've looked at those before but always wondered how effective they really are. Apparently, pretty effective! ;-)