A chore schedule is important to have! Let me explain...
One morning, I woke up extremely sick, my older children, seeing the problem, followed our chore schedule and homeschooling schedules.
When I entered the real world later in the afternoon, I smelled supper cooking, the house was clean, and the children were finishing school.
Now, my children are by no means perfect...just ask those around us...
BUT on this particular day with age appropriate chores, they followed our household chore checklist and homeschool schedule and the house did not fall apart!! :)
Keeping the house running efficiently can be a problem, especially if you are homeschooling. If every member of the family works together, following a plan, life can run a little smoother!
Giving children a chore check list allows them to:
To keep chores from seeming monotonous, come up with a colorful chore schedule that can be viewed at a glance to help them remember things that need to be done around the house!!
|Daily||Weekly||Monthly||2 x Yearly|
|Kitchen||Dust||Remove spots from carpet||Change batteries in smoke alarm|
|Dishes||Scrub tub and shower||Scrub kitchen floor||clean out stove|
|Counter||Straighten one dresser||Change light bulbs||Hard to reach dusting|
|Table||clean toy closet||Make laundry Soap||clean out kitchen cupboards|
|Chairs||mop kitchen||Make dishwasher soap||Clean out Bathroom cupboards|
|Sweep floor||mop bathrooms||Clean Kitchen trash can||Wash walls|
|Bathroom||Clean window||Straighten shed||Wash blinds|
|Sink||Clean mirrors||Clean out storage rooms|
|Mirrors||wipe kitchen cupboard||Go through children's clothes|
|Toilet||Trash to curb|
|Floor||clean and vacuum van|
|Vacuum living and bed rooms||Sweep porch|
|Straighten bed Rooms|
|Pick up toys|
|Clean School area|
If you follow your chore checklist, your house should run much smoother, be more clean, and the whole family will be happier!!
Believe me...with 11 people in out home from 10 months to 17...I would know!
Enjoy your Journey!
Cassandra 9 (Mom of 9)