I do a lot of household chores when the kids are awake so they can help me (if they choose to, I never force it), and see that stuff doesn't just magically get picked up when they're napping!
As I've mentioned, we practice some Montessori principles at home, and "practical life" is a big one that I love. Learning to take care of yourself and your surroundings is so important!
When doing something like this, break it down into a few age-appropriate tasks. Every kid is different, my son, at about 9.5 months now is not there yet and working on his mobility skills. Since about 15 months (now 22m) with my daughter, we've done the following...
1️⃣ Carry a small bin into laundry area or a few clothing items
2️⃣ Putting clothes in/out and/or transferring between machines
3️⃣ Matching socks, outfits or putting specific colors in a pile to be put away
Some other great practical life activities you may want to try...
✨Cutting veggies and fruits (transferring to/from a bowl and learning safety around cutting tools)
✨ Loading/unloading the dishwasher (learning to be gentle)
✨ Picking up toys in their room (caring for their own spaces)
✨ Cleaning up small spills or using a small vacuum (caring for home and being tidy)
Did I miss any great chores/around the house activities? Tell me your favorite to do with your little!