Thursday, October 11, 2012

Day 11 - Chore Charts - 31 Days of Keeping Your Head Above Water

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Last week we talked about having a cleaning schedule.  I mentioned deciding which chores can be done by other people in your house.  That's where today comes in.  Chore Charts.   I've used many, many different chore charts over the years.  They've had one main problem.  They were portable.   In theory, this was great!  The kids could carry them with them while they worked, so they could be more efficient.  In practice, they came up missing.  Daily.  Sometimes permanently.  A chore chart doesn't work if it can't be found.

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So, my most recent chore chart is affixed to the wall.  I printed out morning, lunch, evening, and Saturday chores and then framed them and hung them on the kitchen wall.   They can't be lost!!

Here's a list of each of their chores:
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Several of their chores are also on my monthly rotation of chores.   This gives me a chance to give some things a really good cleaning, since they don't always do their jobs as well as I would like.  They also each have a room in the evening that is their responsibility to make sure is cleaned up each day.  This keeps the main area of our house (I take care of the kitchen) mostly clean every day.

Having the kids help with chores is a great way to keep your head above water.

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