Oh my goodness – I still can’t believe it is already January! The holidays have come and gone… how did that even happen?!
Getting back into the swing of things is always bittersweet. Having pajama days and playing with toys all day by the fire is SO fun, but there is always an amazing feeling that comes with getting back into life and on a schedule again.
One thing my girl could NOT be more excited for – was to go back to school this past week. Doesn’t it just make your mama heart so happy when our kids ENJOY going to school and learning?! It makes them going out into the world so much easier, knowing they are happy!
What’s crazy though, is as our kiddos start heading back to school right now, we are in the height of cold and flu season! NOOOO!! But seriously, you know what I am talking about. Nothing is worse than picking up germs at school and bringing them into our homes!
So, guess what, as moms we are going to make sure we are stocked up and ready to fight those nasty germs, both at home AND in our kid’s classrooms! And we have a few ideas on how to do it today!
By this time in the school year, many teachers have depleted their supplies of cleaning and disinfecting products that were purchased or donated at the beginning of the school year, right?! So, that is why its SUPER important to stock up on cleaning and disinfecting supplies to help prevent those germs from spreading around!
One thing we ALWAYS have on hand is our Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes – they help kill germs and bacteria AND remove kitchen grease and countless other nasties we can find lurking in our homes. In fact, they help kill 99.9% of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, as well as 99.9% of viruses* and bacteria – plus Staph, E. Coli, salmonella and strep.
I am SO excited to share that Clorox wants to help make it possible for every student and teacher in need to have a clean, healthy classroom environment this cold and flu season, which is why they donated to DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need! Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you. Clorox’s donation is a “Double Your Impact” match offer on DonorsChoose.org, which allows the company to match donors’ contributions dollar-for-dollar. By donating to a project with The Clorox Company match offer, donors will be doubling the impact of their donation.
As we get back into our routines and daily life schedules, one thing we are focusing on for 2018 as a Bestie Tribe is having a home that is pleasant to be in – which also includes, a CLEAN home! So today we have FREE Printable Chore Charts For Kids that you can print off and use to have your children help you around the house!
Click here for Boy Printable Cleaning Chart
Click here for Girl Printable Cleaning Chart
Click here for Chores By Age
Honestly, cleaning and tidying up can be super fun for our kids… it’s all in how WE make them feel about it!
Wiping down all of the most commonly touched areas in our home like door knobs, light switches, countertops – with easy-to-use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes is not only an easy way to kill the unwanted germs, but a fun game for the family. As I wipe, my five year old follows me around as we count how many door knobs and light switches there are in the house! She LOVES it!
Missing school impacts our kids’ grades, success and ability to learn – and I hate it! So, let’s try this month to stick to our chore chart and to kill those germs DAILY, so we can all create a healthier and happier home for our families!
Footnote: *Human Coronavirus, Influenza A2 Virus; †Staphylococcus aureus; ‡Escherichia coli O157:H7; §Salmonella enterica; **Streptococcus pyogenes
Special thanks to Clorox for being a sponsor of Today’s The Best Day! Although we were compensated for this article, all opinions are my own.