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Getting Your Teenager to Clean The Bathroom - #CloroxToiletWand


We share some tips on how you can get your kids to clean the bathroom effortlessly with the Clorox® ToiletWand®.


I'm going to be honest with you. I have some of the laziest children placed on this planet earth. I'm not sure if I'm being punished for giving my parents a run for their money while growing up, but I remember my mom saying, "just wait until you have kids of your own", and boy have those words come back to haunt me. Each of my boys have chores, but getting them to do them is like pulling teeth. There's always some excuse and why the other should be doing it instead. However, getting them to do the bathroom is even worse until now. I've never seen kids excited to clean a toilet before, all thanks to the Clorox® ToiletWand®, but first I want to share some tips on how I get them to clean the bathroom. I'm going to be honest, a few of these methods are downright radical, as I like to call them, but with teenagers, they work like a charm.


Use Incentives
Incentives always seem to work with teenagers. As the old saying goes, you can get more done with honey than with vinegar. There is, however, a downside to that and I'll share that later. What teenager do you know that doesn't like hard cold cash? I have used cash as an incentive along with trips to the mall. Whoever cleans the bathroom without fussing for an entire month gets to go to the mall and pick out something at a set dollar amount or get that cash instead. OK the downside - You should not have to consistently resort to incentives to get your child to do what they're supposed to do. It's their job and their responsibility, they should do it!

Structure
Create a chore chart that shows which chores need to be done and when they should be done. Be consistent and let them know that it needs to be done, and if it isn't, then those incentives that they've been yearning for won't be had.

Threats
Yes I said it! It works. When incentives don’t work, because they've gotten so used to doing things for a treat, you bring out the threats. You don't clean the bathroom; you don't get to play that video game system for a week or two. We know kids are addicted to their electronics; the fear of not being able to play tends to get them up and running.


Give them the tools they need
Now as with any job, you need the proper tools to fulfill that job. Remember I mentioned that I would tell you all about the new Clorox® ToiletWand®, well I'm going to now. Toilet bowls can contain as many as 3.5 million bacteria per square inch  and some of those remain on traditional toilet brushes after you’re done cleaning. Gross, right? Well I'm not a fan of them, and unfortunately, they're not disposable. The Clorox® ToiletWand® is a much better alternative to regular toilet brushes. They're actually way better than a brush.


The Clorox® ToiletWand® System comes with 1 ToiletWand handle, a storage caddy and 6 disposable cleaning heads. It cleans and disinfects your toilet bowl while killing 99.9% of germs and features abrasive scrubbers to power through tough stains. Similar to the way teens seem to be preloaded with mess-making abilities, the Clorox® ToiletWand® system disposable refill heads are preloaded with Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner to give you the cleaning power you need with none of the nastiness of a traditional, germy toilet brush. Simply click a refill head onto the wand, scrub to unleash the preloaded Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner, then toss the head away. Now whenever you clean your toilet, you won't be using a dirty germ infested toilet brush that just drips everywhere. No need to stock up on toilet cleaner either. It's a win for everyone.

So get your kids in the bathroom and get them cleaning with the Clorox® ToiletWand®!

How do you get your teenagers to clean the bathroom? 



Annmarie John
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  1. Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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  2. No teens yet here as you know, but when that happens I am honestly looking forward to passing off cleaning the bathroom to someone else as seriously my least favorite cleaning job in the home. That said, I am going to have to remember your tips when that time comes. Thanks!!

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  3. We have a Clorox toilet wand. We've had it for a few years and I love that thing. It makes life so much easier.

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  4. I admit even I hate to clean the bathroom to specially the toilet. I've been using this product for several years now and it certainly is an easier way to clean in the bathroom .

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  5. I dont have any teens, but making bathroom cleaning easier is key to anyone, right? And that Clorox wand is really convenient and effective! Love those types of products to help us in the cleaning routine!

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  6. I don't have a teen yet, but I do have a Clorox Toilet Wand. Honestly, I can't imagine using anything else!

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  7. We have had Clorox Toilet Wands in our bathroom since they came on the market. They're the ONLY way any of us will clean the toilet. It works!

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  8. I basically have to threaten my teens with death to get the to clean their bathrooms! Just kidding. Not really... They are NOT excited about it.

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  9. Getting my daughter to clean the toilet was like pulling teeth. We finally broke down and bought her a Clorox Toilet Wand. Then she gladly did it. Ok, not gladly, but she did it.

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  10. It is always a struggle to get my son to clean his bathroom. I will have to pick up the Clorox ToiletWand.

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  11. hahaha he looks so pleased to be cleaning the bathroom! Oh teenagers! This toilet wand looks great

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  12. My kids typically pull their weight, but not without a million moans and groans first. I know they would appreciate anything that simplifies such a tedious task.

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  13. Incentives and structure definitely helps. The chore that I had at home was to wash and dry the dishes so I would do it and while there was not usually an incentive because it was part of the routine I did it x

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  14. These are definitely the right ideas. The kids are not going to want to clean when the tools aren't easy to work with. That toilet wand is a must-have!

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  15. I have actually used those toilet wands by Clorox before, they work pretty well. Thankfully my teen daughter will clean the bathroom, but her brothers who make it a mess won't touch it unless you pay them crazy $$ because that's what their Dad does. Maybe these will be a good addition to get them crazy boys cleaning the bathroom up! After all, they make the most mess of the toilet anyways!

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  16. I don't have any teenagers yet but having them do any chores as teenagers makes me nervous because it may get done half way and not completely! Haha!

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  17. I need some help with mine!! Can you send over your teens :)

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  18. I can't get my 17 year old to clean anything at all. That includes her bathroom. However, we use these just to help make cleaning easier.

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  19. I love these toilet wands! Even my 8 year old likes to use it while helping me to clean the bathrooms. Whatever makes it fun for them, right!?

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  20. When I was a teenager, the toilet wands were the only reason I would ever touch that toilet!

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  21. I always struggled to get my teens to clean the bathroom. I always use these Clorox toilet wands.

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  22. Your teenager looks like he wants the task done ASAP so he can get out of the toilet. LOL. Anyway, I have been through incentives, chore lists, asking, begging, screaming, but I guess they'd rather do something else other than cleaning the toilet. Maybe if I get that cleaning wand, I would be able to convince them that the task is not that bad. :)

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  23. My kids are still quite young, but I think this is awesome. It is important for kids to help around the house, and teens can do a lot more than they like to let on sometimes lol. This wand seems great as well! Maybe I should get it to try to make my husband clean the bathroom more, or at least his garage bathroom that I refuse to touch lol

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  24. I can't wait until my kids get old enough to help with the bathroom! Especially since boys make the bathrooms so nasty!

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  25. It's never easy to ask the kids to do chores around the house! I think it's one of the challenges we have to face as parents, lol. It's important for me that they do it though, because that's how they'll learn to survive on their own when I'm gone. I think this really makes cleaning the bathroom so easy!

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  26. Great tips to get your teenager clean bathroom! I think I need to get one of these toilet wand!

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  27. You got your teen to clean the bathroom!? Well then I need to follow these tips I think! Awesome post with lots of great ideas to make cleaning more enjoyable!

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  28. Thank you for these tips! My teen is turning 14 in September and you'd think asking him to do the simplest chores means the world is ending. I am going to try your tips and see if I can get him to help more, especially in the bathroom! - jeanine

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  29. I love the Clorex toilet wand! It is such an easy and convenient way to clean. I wish SeventhGeneration had one too.

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  30. These tips are awesome. Giving your teens the tools they need is so smart. If you make it easy for them they really have no excuse not to clean the bathroom.

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  31. I know so many guys who could benefit from this post. I can't tell you how many times I've a guys place, since college, only to find their bathrooms to be disgusting. Maybe they just needed some incentive and the tools to do the cleaning.

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  32. I need to pick one of these up to get my kids cleaning too! They work great! That is awesome your son helps you like that!

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  33. I can't wait to pass off cleaning the bathroom to my children, hahah! This is super awesome and your son is great for helping you clean! :) I love it.

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  34. Yes... it is a chore within itself to get teenagers especially my sons to clean the bathroom... it seems that i am the only one that can see when it needs a good cleaning and I use clorox... if you are not using clorox... than you bathroom isn't getting clean in my opinion!

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  35. I love that you are starting them young cleaning. My mom did the same for us and I think it really helped the way we took care of our things!

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  36. We do not have any teens in our home yet! When I was a teen I just knew it was my responsibility and did not second guess it!

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  37. I think this is a brilliant idea! I hate those drippy brushes and I do always worry about the germs left on them. Clorox here I come!

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  38. It is one of those things that has to be done. At least he has a sweet wand to do it with!

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  39. I use the Clorox Toilet Wand and love it. Been using it for years and will never go back to a regular brush. Good tips for getting teenagers to do chores and they should work on my 9 year olds too.

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  40. Ha! I don't have any teenagers yet, but boy, I'm sure I will need to use these tips as reminders in the future. They can be a pain already!

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  41. My kids are in their tween years or nearing it. I, so far, don't have to nag, but I know it's coming.

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  42. misty nelson dawnMay 17, 2017 at 3:28 AM

    This is a great ideas, I don't have teenager yet I think this will be goo in my nephew too I should share this to my sister

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  43. We have a wand at our house too and it's been such a big help! My oldest daughter doesn't help with any chores but she can definitely handle this on her own.

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  44. This will helpful when my son grown up. It is useful for him. Nice idea!

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  45. Thank you somuch for sharing these awesome and helpful suggestions. Clorox wand sounds absolutely amazing!

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  46. Congrats on getting your teens to clean the bathroom! I can't even convince my grown husband to pitch in. Maybe I should get him a Clorox Toilet Wand, lol

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  47. We have one of these! Unfortunately no teenager to clean the toilet for me lol.... however, these Clorox wands really do work wonders!

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  48. I think my son would actually enjoy cleaning the toilet if he had the Clorox toilet wand. It would definitely help me out around the house.

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