A new survey from the Mom Complex, the marketing-to-mothers division of the Martin Agency, reports that moms really want time off from housework (57%) and a homemade gift or card. While 42% want that, only 28% got it last year.
In an article by Lynn Harris on Babble.com titled Forget Breakfast In Bed, Harris encourages Mother’s Day gift givers to give the gift of time, housecleaning and appreciation.
Molly Maid customers are outspoken about eliminating house cleaning from their weekly To Do lists. Sara posted the following testimonial to our website, “I loved coming home to a clean, fresh smelling home and being able to relax and spend time with my family instead of worrying about cobwebs. Thank you so much!”
Laurie seems to agree and posted the following comments on the Molly Maid website, “We now have free time on the weekend to relax and do something fun!”
A gift certificate for cleaning service always fits and there’s still time to deliver the most hoped for present by May 8!
Printable Kids Chore Chart
Parents would also be thrilled with the concept of getting kids to help around the house. An online search in Google netted nearly 11 million articles on the subject. A recent Scholastic article assures us children will be encouraged with seeing the results and before and after comparison of cleaning the bathroom or tidying up their bedrooms.
For a free, last minute gift idea, download a customizable chore chart. Personalize it with age-appropriate household tasks and prominently post the list where mom will see it each day – it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
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