I’ve been trolling Pinterest lately looking for some new ideas for keeping track of family chores. Thank goodness there are super creative people out there!
One of the neat “pins” I saved was a DIY Rotating Goal List from Cornflower Blue Studio. The original creator hand-drew the designs, but since I am completely inept at measuring (and drawing) I chose to recreate the project on my computer and print it out on my wide format printer.
Came out pretty great if you ask me! My 8 year old got his chart printed on neon green paper. My chart is neon pink (of course!) and my husband’s chart will be orange. I’m going to make a different chart for the baby – she is two now and actually seems to like helping me with chores. She will get a sticker chart.
A couple of the “chores” for my 8 year old include:
Monday – Bring all the trash bags from upstairs (his room, both bathrooms) down to the kitchen trash can; replace the upstairs bags.
Tuesday – All of laundry from Xander’s bedroom/bathroom must be placed in laundry basket and brought downstairs (or thrown downstairs off the landing – it’s funner that way, lol)
He has been begrudgingly helping me unload the dishwasher – but he is more than old enough to start LOADING the dishwasher. I have a stool in the kitchen that he can climb on. I need to plan in advance how much his “commission” will be for each chore. That way I have enough money on Fridays to “pay” him.
I also need to organize his room so he has a PLACE for everything. That way – he doesn’t get completely overwhelmed when I ask him to clean it. This has always been an issue for me personally too.
So, what are some of the “chores” or “jobs” your kids do at home? Please share!