When you say the phrase "chore chart" it brings back thoughts of when we were young, saving the allowance you might have earned from the tasks to buy small meaningless prizes at the grocery store. But what happens when you are all grown up and lead a very busy and hectic life? At our house we have come full circle and once again have a chore chart taped to our refrigerator. Click through the jump to see the ins and outs of our clutter under control.
This is how our week works out. We started with a long list of every little detail that needed to be done each week. We also made additional lists of things that needed to be done monthly, once a season or a few times a year.
After sitting down with an honest confession as to what our day to day schedules looked like and how much free time we really had, we started plugging things in.
Some days we are busier so the tasks are a bit lighter in time consumption and some days we can really bust out the elbow grease and get down to business.
We also took the time to work in things that needed to be done in the yard as well as in our own lives. It might seem silly, but it's the best thing ever to get to Friday night, knowing that a date is planned for you or that snuggles are scheduled in. We kept our chart humorous so we didn't get annoyed with the whole process and it has worked out great ever since the day it went up on our fridge.
It's a great way to keep the day to day things in check while being able to tackle bigger tasks... like The Fall Cure!
(P.S.- For those who are really interested in this idea, you can find the super huge version of this chart over here.)