Chore Chart: Yay or Nay?

Paper Roll Chore List

There are so many times that I find myself beyond frustrated with the constant messes. I feel like no matter how organized I make our home, there are still things out of place and little messes everywhere to be cleaned up. It is as if a tornado follows me wherever I go. I know that some people will say I will miss these days, but what if I don’t have to be frustrated with messes? What if I could find a way to help my home stay clean and teach my children great life skills in the process? Sounds like a win, win to me!

Chore charts where something that never really worked for me. I found it difficult to come up with a weeks worth of chores ahead of time. SO…I started following a daily list. This is something I can do in the morning before the kids get up after seeing what needs to be done that day. Once school starts back up, they would complete the chores either before or after school.

How Does is Work?

The girls work together to complete the tasks. Once they have completed the tasks, they cross them off and initial so I know it has been completed. When they have complete the tasks, they are free to carry on with their day. It is seriously as simple as that.

Why Do Kids Need to do Chores?

I think it is important for children to have chores because it teaches them to take care of their things, be responsible, and makes them feel like they are an important part of making our house a home. When children grow up learning to help around the home, you hope that they will then one day be able to care for their own home. Teaching kids to clean up after themselves is not always easy, but they will never learn if the expectations are never put into place!

What are some ways that you have your children help around the house without making it a chore for yourself? I would love to hear from you!

-B

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