Chore Chart and Organizer

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Our “word of the year” is PRIORITIZE. One area I thought I could apply this thought is with chores around the house. I used to have a very organized system, but lately they start piling up into one unmanageable pile. I need to be held accountable…otherwise III is left without any clean boxers, you can write in the dust as if it were snow, and our lunches become a hodge podge of chip crumbs and brown bananas.

Now, I have a fabulous husband who understands that I work too & helps take on a lot of the chore responsibilities with me! I do not take this for granted :o) So for the chart to work for the both of us, I color coded my writing…his chores are in black while mine are in blue. You could color code it for your kids as well! Each chore has the day it should be completed and a place to check off whether or not you were able to do it. There is also a spot for those every other week & once a month tasks like cleaning the baseboards :o)

Here are a few ideas from my chore chart:

Weekly Chores: sweep, vacuum, laundry, wash towels, wipe down kitchen, wipe down bathroom, dust, grocery shop, clean the glass, take recycling, take out trash, file bills

Bi-Weekly Chores: steam the hardwoods, deep clean the bathroom, vacuum the cars, bathe Max (the dog), wash sheets, clean the appliances

Monthly: organize pantry, straighten up drawers, vacuum the couch, sweep off patio

If you would like a copy of the chore chart as it, you can download the PDF file here! If you want to make some adjustments or type in the days or the week, chores, etc. you can download the Excel File for editing. The only problem I encounted was the fonts didn’t show up unless you have them installed on your computer. You can adjust as you would like, but here are the links to the fonts I used :o) Pea Ellie Bellie & Pea Ambre are at http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/pea-ellie-bellie/ and Maggie Moo can be found at http://www.dafont.com/maggie-moo.font.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. What a CUTE idea! I LOVE your organized chore chart! Do you think it would be crazy if I make my husband fill this out?! :)
    Jaime

  2. Emily says:

    I like this idea where everyone in the family is accountable. I think for my kiddo doing something like this would help, as it shows what we’re doing around the house too. I think he feels that he has *so much* to do when really he has such a small sliver of the household tasks.
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