15 Minute Chores for Kids + $100 Mr Clean Giveaway

Mr. Clean Magic EraserWhen my kids were little, Magic Erasers were my must-have cleaning product. We always kept them on hand for “colouring accidents”. Even though our kids are fairly well behaved, we’ve seen our share of artwork on the walls and furniture – nothing a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser can’t take care of!

Now that the kids are old enough to help out around the house, we stock Magic Erasers to make chore time easier. One of the chores I regularly assign to the kids is cleaning doors (how do they get so many fingerprints on them?!), baseboards and windowsills, and those are all jobs that Mr. Clean is fully qualified for. Just a quick scrub down with a Magic Eraser will make your front door sparkle for guests – who we expect to see for Thanksgiving and Diwali in the next few weeks. The only thing Mr. Clean can’t do is get my kids to stop complaining about cleaning. Enter stopwatch….Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

When the folks at Mr. Clean recently sent us some Liquid Muscle and Magic Erasers to test out, they also sent some ideas for 15 Minute Renos (#15MinReno). These are basically quick and easy updates you can make to your place with a little Mr. Clean, and very little elbow grease. I took the idea to heart, handed my kids some Magic Erasers, and started the stopwatch on my hubbies phone. Surprisingly this got the kids strangely motivated about cleaning, and it was a total pat-on-the-back moment for me because I tricked my kids into thinking housework is a game. #momwin

While the kids cleaned the doors around the house, I gave Liquid Muscle a test on my stove top. Not gonna lie, I was a bit hesitant because I’ve been pretty much married to my Mr. Clean with Febreeze all-purpose cleaner for the last few years, but the Liquid Muscle won me over! It takes way less scrubbing than my all-purpose spray to clean the stove. 

If you have  15 minutes this weekend to do a quick reno, Mr. Clean has some ideas to get you started. {Don’t forget to check out the bottom of the post to find out how to win a $50 Visa gift card, and $50 in Mr. Clean products.}

    • A kitchen sink has to stand up to a lot of grease and can become stained over time. Before spending money and time to replace your sink, use the Mr Clean Magic Eraser to to erase build-up and make it like new. 
    • The inside of the refrigerator has been through a lot, including spills and being occasionally exposed to over-ripe produce. The get the shelves and interior glistening use Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle.
    • Keep your kitchen counters looking shiny and untouched with some help from Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle
    • Use your Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on your shower door to remove hard water stains, cloudy build-up and soap scum; it will save you several hundred dollars versus replacing!

The following giveway is valid only for readers with a Canadian mailing address

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has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest.  The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G.By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

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56 Comments

  1. Anne Taylor
    October 10, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    What I usually do is run around picking up stuff and then give the bathroom a decent clean before people come over.

  2. ivy pluchinsky
    October 11, 2015 / 7:53 am

    i usually do a quick clean, or get someone to help me!

  3. Martin Keating
    October 11, 2015 / 8:37 am

    Just work for 15 min and stop for the day

  4. Amy Heffernan
    October 11, 2015 / 9:00 am

    I get cleaning wipes and go mad lol

  5. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    October 11, 2015 / 9:48 am

    pick up the papers on the table and put them in a drawer and then wipe down the bathroom and put dishes in the dishwasher

  6. Sabrina Tong
    October 11, 2015 / 10:16 am

    I have a preschooler so I aim to clean one area of the house a day and make it a no-go-zone so that it’s tidy for at least one day. It usually takes about 15mins to tidy and 15 seconds to destroy ?

  7. joanne darrell
    October 11, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    My clean up tip is get someone to help you if you want it done in 15 minutes.

  8. Bailey Dexter
    October 11, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    I do a great cleaning of both floors every sat morning, yes I even do the pictures & ceiling fans. LOL Throughout the week I do a quick 15 min spot clean around the home using my two best helpers Mr Clean sponge & baby wipes. What one don’t get the other does!

  9. seham merzib
    October 11, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    I use cleaning wipes all the time so fast

  10. Erin W
    October 11, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Do a little bit everyday! I try to never leave a room without taking something with me to tidy up.

  11. Courtney
    October 11, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    I spend about 15 mins a day focussing on one room. Over the course of the week, the house stays clean

  12. October 11, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    I hit the bathroom and pick up anything my toddler has put on the floor in the livingroom . Once company is gone then i do a huge clean but before as long as the bathroom is done, oh an d the first set of dishes done and then any toys form the livingroom is enough. Thank you for giveaway .

  13. October 11, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    Clean the bathroom wiping down the toilet and sink.

  14. Melissa Greco
    October 11, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    My best tip is to spend 15 minutes deculttering a room. Get rid of things you actually never use. It makes cleaning up 10x easier and faster

  15. Jonnie
    October 11, 2015 / 5:25 pm

    My 15 minute reno is mopping the floor with Mr. Clean. The shiny floor with the clean scent makes the house feel so much cleaner.

  16. maleficent m
    October 11, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    I pick up everything and use wipes on the counters.

  17. Florence C
    October 11, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Break out the Mr. Clean. Clean the bathroom and kitchen. It will leave the house smelling fresh.

  18. Judy Cowan
    October 11, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    My 15 minute tip is when you are finished your shower rinse & wipe it down before you get out, helps to keep it looking good in between cleanings.

  19. Debbie S.
    October 11, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    A quick mop of my florr with Mr. Clean all purpose cleaner, and clear and clean off my countertops.

  20. Angie
    October 11, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    My tip is to clean the shower while you are in there-easier to clean then and kills two birds with one stone!

  21. Jenny
    October 12, 2015 / 7:38 am

    baby wipes are nice to clean with

  22. October 12, 2015 / 8:07 am

    I use mr Clean and some hot water, wipe down the walls and counters for a fresh smelling home!

  23. andrea amy
    October 12, 2015 / 9:29 am

    a quick sweep and a quick counter wipedown

  24. Holly MacRitchie
    October 12, 2015 / 11:13 am

    Wipe your windows down with newspaper and Windex! Make that sun shine through!

  25. October 12, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    clean up the clutter and get it out of sight

  26. Julie Bolduc
    October 12, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    My clean up tip is to wipe down the counters and the bathroom in 15 mins

  27. Karla Sceviour
    October 12, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    I do a quick tidying up of my living room and kitchen before company comes over,,picking up any random things and wiping off the coffee tables.

  28. Belinda McNabb
    October 12, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    a quick dusting, mop and air freshener

  29. Josh S
    October 12, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Tackle one project at a time. Don’t stress.

  30. Amy C
    October 12, 2015 / 11:57 pm

    I like to quickly vacuum and then tidy up the house.

  31. kristen visser
    October 13, 2015 / 7:40 am

    i wait till my girls are sleeping so no distractions, turn on the tunes and run around like a crazy person lol. I start off with wiping down kitchen counters, do dishes and clean the bathroom up a bit

  32. Cheryl
    October 13, 2015 / 7:55 am

    I do a quick 15min clean each morning before I sit and have my tea. Makes for a good start to the day 🙂

  33. Rhonda W G.
    October 13, 2015 / 10:37 am

    I tackle the bathroom first. It must be clean with fresh handtowels. A quick pick up of dog toys and I may run the vac over the front door mat.

  34. Juliee Fitze
    October 13, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Wipe off the counters in the bathroom and kitchen.

  35. Wanda Bergman
    October 13, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Do a quick wipe of countertops, sinks, mirror and toilet in your bathroom every day. You can do a major cleanup whenever your do your regular cleaning.

  36. Tracy D
    October 13, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    The pre moistened wipes are so fast and convenient for cleanup!

  37. jessica s
    October 13, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    do a keep toy pick up! it never lasts but I always feel better when the toys are put away for 5 minutes 😉

  38. Erika Letson
    October 13, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Declutter and hide things out of sight, then use a Magic Eraser and cleaning wipes on everything!

  39. Jenn
    October 13, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    Use bins to declutter and pick up toys and other misplaced stuff on the floor, etc. and then if you have time, sort them out or do it later

  40. Stephane M
    October 14, 2015 / 7:10 am

    I tidy up the bathroom quickly

  41. Kimberley Buckton
    October 14, 2015 / 10:58 am

    Take a couple of minutes throughout the day to keep things tidy. then when you have a bigger mess it only takes 10 or so minutes to clean. Then your house stays nice and tidy

  42. sarah sar
    October 14, 2015 / 11:37 pm

    Declutter the counters and put the dishes away in the dishwasher. Then I do a quick clean of the bathroom and replace the towels.

  43. Jana L.
    October 15, 2015 / 4:50 am

    do a quick wipe down of the counters and replace the towels in the bathroom

  44. nicolthepickle
    October 15, 2015 / 5:14 am

    Put a clean table cloth on the table and a candle and sweep. that makes a huge difference.

  45. lori b
    October 15, 2015 / 7:33 am

    i try and do a tidy and wipe down everyday so that i am not having to spend unwanted hours cleaning

  46. Tammy Dalley
    October 15, 2015 / 10:58 am

    Use wipes for counters and bathroom

  47. angela m
    October 16, 2015 / 8:48 am

    My tip is to wipe down the counters and sweep the floor.

  48. Anna Pry
    October 16, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    wash a few dishes while waiting for your food to cook

  49. Glogirl
    October 17, 2015 / 11:25 am

    My tip is to quickly tackle the bathroom. The magic erasers work wonders and your bathroom will be clean in no time!

  50. Robyn Bellefleur
    October 17, 2015 / 11:57 am

    A vacuum can do more than just the floors. I use it to vacuum crumbs off the table, and to get the cobwebs off the ceiling.

  51. Emily C
    October 17, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Clean up little by little. It’s easier than one big clean up!

  52. Brenda Lacourciere
    October 19, 2015 / 1:51 am

    If you use cleaner and a rag and wipe any spots on the floor then vacuum it takes 15 minutes to have a floor that looks like you spent hours on.

  53. Kitsu
    October 19, 2015 / 9:10 am

    Putting things into nice neat piles looks pretty darn good.

  54. Krista M
    October 19, 2015 / 11:41 am

    I don’t have a dishwasher, so I hide my dirty dishes in the oven so the sink is clean & tidy.

  55. Lushka Smith
    October 21, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    Pick up the clutter and do a quick dusting.

  56. Brenda Penton
    October 22, 2015 / 6:57 am

    I put a mug of water in the microwave for 5 minutes, then spray the counters. I do any dishes while the cleaner penetrates and the water is in the microwave. The steam from the mug of water will soften any stuck on food in the microwave. I then wipe everything down.

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