Fall is a beautiful time of year. The trees show their most beautiful colors, and then they share those colors with the ground so that nature can prepare for the upcoming winter.
But this beautiful season and all it’s colors come with a little extra work though. Both our front and back yards are filled with trees so when fall rolls around we get to make the biggest leaf piles in the neighborhood, but the kids wouldn’t have it any other way! Every year we try to make the leaf raking as fun as possible and head out as a family to get started. Our tree in the backyard is HUGE and always drops a ton of leaves which means we have to haul those around to the front yard.
This year we got a little help from our newest Newell Rubbermaid® Roughneck™ Trash Can to pull all our leaves around to the front yard.
The other day I was at Home Depot, for my daily visit (haha) and snagged one of these guys up. It’s the perfect size trash cans for the kids to use.
It’s not to tall, but still 32 gallons, it has a LinerLock™ bag cinch to prevent the bag from falling in when we need to bag our leaves, inline skate wheels for smooth transport, an over-sized, fixed handle for easy support, and a wide wheel base for stability.
But be careful letting your kids pull the leaves around or they might accidentally put one of their siblings in there ; )
There should always be a little fun involved in work right? I am a firm believer that kids should be taught to work hard and play hard. Giving kids a job to do outside teaches them responsibility and gives them a sense of accomplishment. I think it’s pretty important that when teaching your young ones all about chores and responsibility that you make it as fun as possible. If I can plant the seed that we are all helping one another out, my goal is that it will be second nature to my kiddos, and that they will grow up with a desire to help others. I’ll let you know how that works out for me ; )
Here are just a few simple tips for Fall Clean up with Kids:
– Always wear gloves when picking up the leaves, you never know what might poke you
– NEVER allow a child go into the street when dumping leaves unless a parent is right next to them and helping
– Use a Newell Rubbermaid® Roughneck™ Wheeled Refuse Trash to help pull the leaves around
– If your area requires bags, use the decomposable bags, this trash can makes it easy with the LinerLock™ bag cinch
– Don’t be afraid to let them join in
– Jump in each pile at least 3 times ; )
– Have fun!!
Raking leaves is one of my kids favorite things to do in the fall, and if they know they get to jump into a huge pile they are usually more than willing to help me out : )
Have a beautiful day!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Newell Rubbermaid®. The opinions and text are all mine.