Any parents who want to get (and keep) their children more involved in household chores
What is included?
A fully-laminated flip chart, allowing for all sections to be checked with a dry-erase marker and/or customized by Mom or Dad with a wet-erase marker.
Instructional DVD that walks children through the process, demonstrating the correct way to complete each task. The DVD also gives parents tips on how to best utilize the program.
Basket labels used for cleaning the bedroom.
This fun and unique chore system is designed to help children visually and systematically work through cleaning the kitchen, living room/entry, bathroom and bedrooms independently and with ease.
Step-by-step illustrations make chores simple -- non-readers can easily follow along! Simply flip to the first page in the laminated flip chart and follow the illustrated instructions. Use the included dry erase marker to check the box then flip the page!
Seriously is this it just a flip book? This is false advertising...only sending the flip book no DVD on how to use the program.
Asked by a Teacher and Super-hero on July 23rd, 2016
I am confused as to when/how often the kids are supposed to clean these zones. Are these daily zones?
Asked on July 21st, 2016
The Zone Clean 'n' Flip can be assigned daily or weekly depending upon when the parent prefers.
Answered by Times Tales on July 22nd, 2016
I see that the laundry is a separate flip book for $6.50. Do you think it's worth the extra money and why would it be separate ?
Asked by a Parent on July 1st, 2016
The Laundry flip book is a bonus add on that some parents might find useful as a companion with the Zone. The Zone is a cleaning tool that instructs children on how to clean the core rooms of the house. Since doing laundry does not fall into that category of cleaning a room, it's offered as a supplement to the main Zone Clean 'n' Flip. Many parents find that the Laundry Flipbook is worth the money, especially if their children are being introduced to doing this job.
Answered by Times Tales on July 1st, 2016
What are the age limits for this. I have a 12 year old and 15 year old. Are they too old?
Asked by a Parent on June 25th, 2016
Thank you for your question. The Zone Cleaning for Kids is geared for 3rd grade through 6th grade. It just depends upon your children whether or not they will think it is fun or too childish.
Answered by Times Tales on June 28th, 2016
I ordered this and received it today. I was so excited and love it, but the book is spiral-bound on the left side, like a book, rather than at the top as shown both here and in the video. I wish it was bound flip-style. Is something wrong and can I get it fixed?
Asked by a Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, and Super-hero on June 16th, 2016
Thank you for your question. We are sorry you are disappointed with the "new" way we are binding the Zone Clean 'n' Flip. We found that having the spiral on the side, as opposed to the top, makes it easier to use the "Extra Job" pages for each Zone. Now they are on the left hand side instead of the child having to keep flipping the book over.
If I could give it 0 stars I would.
Says it comes wit labels and a DVD. Nothing I got a flip book waste of money would never buy this for 20.00
Shawna C - Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since July 2016
A Must have!
Jul 18, 2016
My 7 & 2 yr olds watched the DVD & the oldest couldn't wait to get his bins labeled & get right to work. They fight over who "gets" to do certain things now. This was so simple, yet life changing! I feel like I'm finally getting a handle on homeschooling AND maintaining a clean home
Stephanie D - Homeschooler - Member Since April 2015
Finally a clean home!
Jul 18, 2016
My 5 year old is a willing participant in helping clean the house now. As a mom and busy teacher, this helps my house stay clean and organised, while helping my son learn responsibility. Love these!
My 1 year old daughter was even helping! Haha
Kameron L - Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since December 2015
Surprised how quickly it improved our cleaning routine!
Jul 12, 2016
This simple booklet combines several systems, that when I've tried independently, didn't work. Until using Cleaning Zone, we always struggled. Now my 7 years old does almost a better job on the kitchen than I! And my pre-schoolers love the basket system for cleaning their room. Much less arguing and whining!
Jacqueline B - Homeschooler - Member Since June 2016
Jul 11, 2016
This product has been so helpful for our kids ages 10 and 6. Our 10 year old has Aspergers syndrome and this system has made cleaning a manageable task for her! And our 6 year old loves helping mom clean with this system! It's a great basic step by step guide.
Jami A - Homeschooler - Member Since August 2015
Jul 11, 2016
I found the Zone Cleaning for Kids to be very helpful. We haven't had a plan for cleaning before now, just a few daily chores and then cleaning when I asked them to. They have taken to the Zone idea well. With some oversight at the beginning they have quickly learned how to clean better than they were doing before. Now I can just say "It's time to clean our zones" and everyone gets up and gets to work. Everyone knows what needs to be done without a lot of extra explanation from me. They haven't been checking the boxes after the first few days (that thrill wore off quickly), but they do still check the chart to see what the extra chore of the day is. If a room isn't cleaned properly, I can tell them to review the steps and see what you missed. It's working great so far. My kids are 11, 10, and 6.
We don't use the laundry flip chart at all. I found the steps are not the same as the way we are already doing it, so we just didn't use it.
Laura H - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since December 2015
A little disappointed that the marker doesn't erase
Jul 11, 2016
We really like the idea behind this. My kids are 9, so one of the highlights for them is being able to check off the tasks as they are done. The marker that came with our kit is impossible to erase! It must not be dry-erase. I had to use nail polish remover to get the marker off. Now we use our own dry-erase marker and that seems to be working.
Angie D - Homeschooler - Member Since June 2016
Great product, but Download should include video, which it DOES NOT
Jun 30, 2016
I am sure this is going to help me retro-fit my teens to be the functional toddlers they once were (ie, they USED to help around the house and have backslid in recent years...)(this includes me). I wanted simple but thorough instructions that didn't require ME all up in their grills so to speak, and THIS is PERFECT. However, it should be made much clearer that the downloadable version DOES NOT INCLUDE the video instruction, which was precisely what I wanted to remove my crabby self COMPLETELY from this retrofit. We will get by without it- did I mention that they are teens? they cannot get out of this by saying they couldn't read the flip book lol- but for the price, there is seriously absolutely no reason why the distributor could not include a downloadable video instead of the flipbook, again, labelled as the video (??!!)(Lame). So for this, I give 3 stars (a C) for what should be a 5 star (A+) product. Easy fix! Let me know when I can download my actual video wink wink nod nod! ;)
Dee W - Parent - Member Since June 2016
Great for my 5 and 7 year old.
Jun 30, 2016
Its great for them to start learning more responsibilities in cleaning around the house. They like the dry erase part and I like that they are putting for effort. I like the steps in cleaning up the kitchen. But others are not as thorough. All in all a good product for the younger kids.
Kelle C - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since August 2015
It's nice, but not something I would rave about or order again.
Jun 27, 2016
There are a few things that could be changed, such as adding "Clean out dryer vent" to the laundry section to help avoid fires. With six children, I would like to have at least 2 names for each area, but I can easily write both on the line, so maybe even changing "Name" to "Name(s)" would be a plus. This is basically the FlyLady cleaning system, dummied down a little for kids. It's nice, but not something I would rave about or order again.
Jodi S - Member Since November 2013
Missing a big step
Jun 26, 2016
I have not had the chance to use this product yet, but it looks nice. Glancing through the bonus laundry flip I am disappointed however, that one of the steps was not to clean the dryer vent out. This is SUPER important! I also wish that you could buy extra flip charts for each child without buying the whole kit again.
Jennifer J - Parent - Member Since May 2016
helpful, could use revision
Jun 20, 2016
I bought zone cleaning for my children. I would like to have each zone seperated and be able to put multiple names on each zone. Other than that, when we use it, it's great. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
Lindsay K - Homeschooler, Parent, Super-hero - Member Since May 2016
Creating Independent Cleaners Here!
Jun 20, 2016
The zone cleaning booklet has been very helpful for my children to gain independence and reinforce proper and systematic approach to de-cluttering and cleaning. One thing that didn't work as well was the laundry guide. We have a front loader machine so the process for that didn't work here. Other than that I'd give it 5 stars!
Eileen D - Homeschooler - Member Since June 2016
Jun 17, 2016
I wasn't quite sure how to get my kids to clean their chore areas to a good standard. The step-by-step process helps them to know what "clean" actually means. Also, my son has a couple of learning disabilities and having the checklist in front of him helps him to stay focused and feel successful in his chores.
Diane A - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since May 2016
Jun 16, 2016
My kids love doing zone cleaning. This is the first time they have been eager to do their chores. I love this. The only thing I would change would be the ability to break out the book so they could do their zones at the same time or allow the book to be purchased without the DVD, for families with multiple kiddos. Otherwise, this is a great resource and I definitely recommend.
Firstname L - Member Since November 2013
Great design with a booklet design flaw
Jun 13, 2016
The package arrived very quickly. The booklet and chore breakdown was well thought out. I think it's going to make the jobs easier to understand and allow the kids to experience success with a job well done! HOWEVER...I do agree with another comment about all zones being bound in one spiral and not able to be given to each child. I have 5 that I want working at the same time. It's not possible with this design. I would be hesitant to hand most children more than one zone at a time to avoid an overwhelmed feeling. Well thought out design and layout with a major booklet design flaw for those of us with multiples.
Lisa S - Parent - Member Since August 2015
Great chore flip book!
Jun 08, 2016
This book is so easy to use! It spells out how to clean each zone and makes it easy for the kids to follow. Since I have a lot of kids and expect them all to help, I immediately broke up the book into zones and rebound it. The kids worked on their chores well without complaining. I was surprised that one of my girls told me, "It's so much easier to clean now because I know just what I'm supposed to do!" I've explained my expectations countless times and even made up chore charts, but apparently this little booklet with pictures was the best tool for her. Totally worth the investment!
Kelly H - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since October 2015
It is what it claims
Jun 07, 2016
I loved the short easy tasks it broke the jobs down to. It is exactly how I teach my kids to clean, but they like following the book better than mom nagging them all the time
Jayme R - Homeschooler, Parent, Super-hero - Member Since March 2016
Disappointed that it's all in one booklet.
Jun 06, 2016
First of all, I like the concept of the book. The step-by-step process makes big jobs clear and manageable. However, and this is a BIG however, I was VERY disappointed when I received my order and realized that all four zones were in one book. (The laundry zone is in a separate book.) The pictures made me think that each zone was in its own booklet. I have three children who will be sharing the cleaning responsibilities, and it's rather difficult to work through a flip chart for various zones in different areas of the house when they're all in the same book. :( Had I realized that, I would have definitely purchased the digital version and saved myself some money as well.
Jenny H - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since May 2016
Jun 03, 2016
This came in the mail today! My kids were so excited to get started! This is really great and we are loving it so far!
Alicia D - Homeschooler - Member Since June 2015
Best money I've spent!
May 23, 2016
My house has NEVER been tidier! The kids are doing the majority of the work now and think it's fun and talk about how fast it is! I HIGHLY recommend this to any family who is less than organized!
Dana T - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since May 2016
Great so far
May 16, 2016
We have just barely started using this but I love how it breaks the process down and gives kids a place to start AND is thorough so everyone is more likely to be happy with the end product of a truly clean house.
Julie C - Homeschooler - Member Since November 2015
May 11, 2016
It has only been a few days, but already I have seen a big difference. I am hoping this system creates a life long habit in my boys. They have realized that if they keep things picked up it is less work to do when they do their zone. Keep the a-ha moments coming!
Marie T - Homeschooler - Member Since August 2015
Simple and effective
May 09, 2016
After trying charts and systems that were way too complicated, I've been so happy to find this very simple flipchart that holds kids accountable and also teaches them the proper way to keep things clean. It works just as well for little ones as it does for older ones. Great tool for households of all sizes!
Linsey K - Member Since November 2013
Apr 18, 2016
Both of my kids enjoy using this system; they feel a lot of pride when they have all their boxes checked. Something about this system is different than just a checklist. I think the fact that it tells them little by little what to do helps a lot.
Brooke T - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since March 2016
Sooo much better than yelling "pick up this mess"!
Apr 18, 2016
This system is wonderful! My kids always seemed oblivious to certain items lying around the place. For the first time EVER, the house is actually picked up, with everything where it belongs. No more clutter-blindness!
Elaine F - Parent - Member Since April 2016
Apr 18, 2016
This product has really worked well for the kids and myself. The one thing I did though was I separated the areas and recoiled them so that while one kid is working on they're area another kid can work on theirs.
Cindi B - Homeschooler - Member Since January 2016
Apr 11, 2016
My kids really liked the video that went along with this. They were eager to start their chores. We've only used it one time so far, but they by far did the best job cleaning that they've ever done, with the least amount of complaining. I'm excited to see if they can keep it up!
Lynn S - Homeschooler, Parent, Super-hero - Member Since April 2016
Apr 04, 2016
My kids are enjoying their chores a lot more since buying this product.
Betty D - Member Since November 2013
Good product, but...
Feb 20, 2016
It is a good solid and quality product. I enjoyed using it to help my Visual Autistic Learners.
I found that I would really like to have more Personalizing options to make the product relevant to my home & family and then I would like it much more. As is, I made it work.
Sarah A - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since December 2015
Feb 19, 2016
I bought this with my kids in mind, but actually, I have been using it for myself. I tend to wander off while cleaning and do 50 things at once, not finishing anything. Using this, keeps me on tasks. I love it!
Jahaira F - Homeschooler - Member Since November 2015
Feb 18, 2016
Simple, easy steps. My 6 year old was very excited to start using it, and I was as well. Love the DVD explaining everything, but the flip wipe-off chart is pretty straight forward. He cleans his room by himself, using the tub system.
Melinda P - Homeschooler - Member Since January 2016
Feb 13, 2016
This has helped us incorporate cleaning up and taking care of the home o to our school day.
Tracy K - Homeschooler - Member Since December 2015
Trigger Memory Co. is owned and operated by Jennie von Eggers & Marillee Flanagan, sisters. They have been in business since 2003. They are two homeschool moms that were looking for an opportunity to help kids and have a small business. Jennie von Eggers created the stories for Times Tales in 2003 as a quick way for her two grade school boys to learn their upper times tables. She got tired of the same old boring flashcards. Jennie is always looking for unconventional ways to teach her kids. They have since published Zone Clean 'n' Flip products as well at the Memory Trigger. Most of their children are now in college but both the homeschooling adventure as well as their small business has been a blessing to both owners.
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