Help with Chores #Giveaway

There’s been a lot of talk about chores in our house lately. With there being so many of us it may come as no surprise that we feel that we spend a lot of time doing jobs here and there. Our house never seems to be sorted and we are at one of those points when we’ve really had enough of it. So we are trying again with the chore list. The almost 11 year old was keen to help by writing down all the jobs he could think of that we do.

One of the biggest things for me is that I hate the feel of “bits” under my feet. We take our shoes off at the door but yet there always seems to be something irritating my feet. With the garden being in such a state still mud just keeps being brought into the house. I love my kids to get outside and to hang washing on the line, so this is not something that is about to stop. Therefore, I was delighted when e-cloth asked me to try out their mop. You see I had mentioned in my post about my kitchen e-cloth that I didn’t fancy using the same cloth on my worktops and floors. I love how I don’t need to worry about having any floor cleaner, I simply get it wet and use it. I love how it then dries without causing a smell. The shape of the mop is also just perfect for down my stairs (we have just open wooden stairs at the moment). When it gets dirty I can just pop it in my washing machine. I do find it harder to cover a large area as to get it wet again you have to put it under the tap and squeeze it. I did not find this a very pleasant task when normally I’d wring it in the bucket.

help with chores

Readers who have been here from the start may remember that one of my first posts was about the importance of men helping with the cleaning. We do have a balance of jobs in the house and one that my husband ALWAYS does is cleaning the oven. My excuse has always been that I do not have the muscle power he does, to give it a really good scrub. But then we were sent some Oven Pride – and it turns out you do not need to scrub to have a clean oven! In the box you get a huge bag that fits the racks in (we have a 100cm cooker with 2 ovens and a grill), a bottle of Oven Pride, and some gloves. You put your racks and half the bottle of solution into the bag. You spread the other half of solution in your oven and leave both over-night. The next morning it takes around an hour to then clean the solution off with lots of water. You can cut a hole in the bottom of the bag and keep flushing it out with the water. It is really effective stuff but you do need to wear the gloves, and keep children away from it. There are lots of safety instructions and dos and don’ts clearly marked on the box. As the name suggests it is an oven cleaner and not meant for the hob, or the glass doors.

help with chores

After all that cleaning I know I always want a good wash. A shower is much cheaper and quicker than a bath and that is fine, until I need to shave my legs. There’s just something difficult about hoisting my leg up on the edge of the slippery bath and really getting to all the bits I want to reach. So I was delighted to try the ElevEase Shower Step.

help with chores

 Simple to fit, clean and use, the ElevEase is simply a step that you attach to your tiles so you have somewhere to balance your foot in the shower. It comes with instructions and the required glue to fix it to the wall. It can also be used for tanning, exfoliating, making washing easier, moisturising, massaging, nail clipping, nail varnish application. There is a slot for your razor blade but I still like to keep these out of my children’s way. Available in white and chrome so you can have one that best matches your bathroom. It certainly does make things a lot easier – so now I have even less excuses not to be cleaning!

Now one lucky winner can have their own ElevEase shower foot rest. Just enter the rafflecopter below.

UK only. Ends 0:00 am 15/08/2014.

Pinkoddy is just the promoter and responsibility of the prize being delivered lies with ElevEase.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 So who does the Chores in your house? Do you argue about them? Is there a good split?

I received free products in order to review them, no other form of compensation has been given. All words and opinions are my own.

79 thoughts on “Help with Chores #Giveaway”

  1. Thank you for the great review and giveaway! Looks like you have a good little helper! As a single mum to four children it is usually me who does the cleaning in our house, but thankfully my children are really good and the girls often offer to help with the washing up and cleaning! I don’t mind cleaning either and get a real buzz from seeing sparkly surfaces and a freshly hoovered floor! My worst cleaning chores are cleaning the oven and plug holes but I find if I do them regularly, then the job isn’t so bad! So it is me who does the cleaning in our household, with four little helpers every now and again!

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  2. I usually do most of the cleaning – but my hubby does help out too. he is responsible for cleaning the car, windows and also getting rid of spiders and bugs around the house 😀

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  3. My hubby does all the washing at a weekend and gives the kitchen a good clean, Kids have to tidy their toys and clean their rooms ( the 4 yr old gets a little help with the hoover) Im in charge of Master Bedroom and Bathroom. We all muck in with the living room as and when.

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  4. I normally do the maintenance cleaning on a day to day basis, but my husband is always ready to help with a big spring clean. We don’t argue too much about chores, we both houseproud and love a clean house.

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  5. My partner does half and I do the other half housework. I do all the cooking and my partner washes up and my daughter dries up so we have a good routine going

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  6. Me!! Of course I’m here all the time while my OH works away. I have a house full of boys and I probably indulge them too much xx

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  7. Seems the females are left with the majority of the chores around the house. Trying to modernise the males, some more modern and accomodating than others. Thank goodness nowadays tidy- up-time, cookery, equality etc are what is encouraged within education etc. As when everyone cleans up after his / her self :- Allows for more family, greater quality leisure time etc for us all.

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  8. I do most of the housework, my two children like to try an help, in fact they are more helpful than their father, but we don’t argue about it I just get on with it!

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  9. I normally do the maintenance cleaning on a day to day basis, but my bf is always ready to help with a big spring clean. We don’t argue too much about chores, we both houseproud and love a clean house.

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  10. Just the two of us now so we split 50/50 although it is usually me who decides what needs doing inside while OH decides on what needs doing outside with the garden, cars etc. 🙂

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  11. We have a good balance of chores as hubby likes to cook on weekends and I am quite happy to mow the lawn as he is. We tend to try and work together so it always seems like the jobs are easier

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  12. I am responsible for most things inside which at this time just don’t get done. The kids are helping out a bit more but I need all the help I can get!!!

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  13. It’s just me and the other half at home now the kids have gone. He drives me mad; I have to do everything. We moved into a one bedroom flat almost three years ago; he has never cleaned the bathroom, toilet, never dusted the furniture or mopped the floors. He’s occasionally washed up a couple of plates or cups and has hoovered once or twice. I think he thinks it all gets done by a cleaning fairy when he’s sleeping! He does cook though, but only because he’s hungry and I don’t feel like doing it for him.MEN; AAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhh!!!!!

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  14. Myself and my husband do the majority of the chores the kids help out with a few like vaccuming, washing dishes, taking out the rubbish and making beds.

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  15. I mostly do all the chores, my husband occasionally puts the bins out. I don’t currently work so I don’t mind. Our children are too young, but tidy their toys away when asked.

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  16. It’s mostly me I try to rope my kids into helping but they don’t tend to take me up on it even with bribery involved.

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  17. I do most of it but my daughters help sometimes, the oldest does the hoovering upstairs when she can, the middle daughter helps with the washing up and my youngest likes to help load the washing machine and polish sometimes…every little helps and all 😉

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  18. We have a deal that my boyfriend does the cooking and I do all the cleaning shores – He sometimes helps out but he is such a messy cooker too but his food is worth it.

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  19. Alas – in my house Kristyella is left with all the chores – they seem to think as I work from home I must watch Jezza all day, so as well as my 4 hour work stint I then have to tidy up after all the mucky pups in my family.

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