A few years ago I noticed that if my kids were "in costume" they were so much more well behaved.
And easier to control! mwah ha ha ha ha.... (evil laugh)
case in point:
Dressing up as "little ladies"; play heals, purse, hat and all while we ran errands
Putting on an apron & chef hat while in the kitchen
and dressing up as "cleaning ladies" while doing our morning chores
Part of their "cleaning ladies" costume is this cleaning kit. (it's actually a shower caddy that I got it at Walmart for $3 or $4 bucks)
My kids are color coded (to prevent fighting) so purple kid got a purple one, and pink kid got a pink one.
It's amazing what a HUGE difference these kits have made in their attitudes towards cleaning!
I got an email a few years back about all the wonderful things Hydrogen Peroxide can be used for and how safe and effective it is in cleaning. I have used it ever since and never looked back! It is by far THE best glass cleaner you will ever use and it disinfects just as good if not better than the chemical cleaners.
And the best part? It's super safe for your kids and pets & you can buy a huge bottle for under $1 and it will last you a long time!
50% Hydrogen Peroxide
50% Distilled Water
(it is especially important for cleaning glass that it be distilled water.)