Monday, July 09, 2007

Chore List

Okay, here is my newly revised chore list. The girls are expected to do as well on each chore as I would do. They get a hefty (in my opinion) allowance for all their hard work.

Again, this schedule was created for Fall when the middle of the week is busy with outside activities. That's why M and F is so full.

We've not even done this a full week yet, so it's likely to change as I see fit. But I think it's a good place to start.

Jillian (9)

Monday -

1. Water Dogs

2. Make Sure Dogs Have Food (leave note for Daddy if they are low)

3. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

4. Make Bed

5. Get Mail

6. Fix Couch

7. Dust

8. Wipe Down Stove, Refrigerator and Dishwasher

9. Mop Downstairs Bathroom

10. Put Bags in Empty Trash


Tuesday -

1. Water Dogs

2. Make Sure Dogs Have Food (leave note for Daddy if they are low)

3. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

4. Make Bed

5. Get Mail


Wednesday -

1. Water Dogs

2. Make Sure Dogs Have Food (leave note for Daddy if they are low)

3. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

4. Make Bed

5. Get Mail

6. Fix Couch


Thursday -

1. Water Dogs

2. Make Sure Dogs Have Food (leave note for Daddy if they are low)

3. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

4. Make Bed

5. Get Mail

6. Empty Trashes


Friday -

1. Water Dogs

2. Make Sure Dogs Have Food (leave note for Daddy if they are low)

3. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

4. Make Bed

5. Get Mail

6. Fix Couch

7. Windex (Including Back Porch Table)

8. Carry Up Clothing and Shoes From Laundry Room

9. Mop Upstairs Bathrooms


Saturday -

1. Water Dogs

2. Make Sure Dogs Have Food (leave note for Daddy if they are low)

3. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

4. Make Bed

5. Get Mail

6. Stock Bathrooms with TP


Julia (12)

Monday -

1. Unload and Load Dishwasher

2. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

3. Make Bed

4. Vacuum Downstairs (Including Steps)

5. Clean out Car

6. Wipe Down Banisters, Light Switches and Doorknobs

7. Clean Upstairs Bathroom Counter tops and Mirrors

8. Empty Trashes


Tuesday -

1. Unload and Load Dishwasher

2. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

3. Make Bed

4. Fix Couch


Wednesday -

1. Unload and Load Dishwasher

2. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

3. Make Bed


Thursday -

1. Unload and Load Dishwasher

2. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

3. Make Bed

4. Fix Couch

5. Put Bags in Empty Trashes


Friday -

1. Unload and Load Dishwasher

2. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

3. Make Bed

4. Vacuum Upstairs

5. Clean out Car

6. Carry Up Clothing and Shoes From Laundry Room

7. Clean Laundry Room Counter top, Mirror, Freezer and Washer and Dryer


Saturday -

1. Unload and Load Dishwasher

2. Carry up and Put Away Clothes

3. Make Bed

4. Fix couch

5. Refill all Soaps


Mom -

Monday -

1. Menu-Plan-Monday

2. Detail Kitchen

3. Microwave

4. Fridge and Freezer

5. Wipe Down Cabinets

6. Toaster Oven

7. Make Bed

8. Laundry

9. Make any Needed Convenience Foods. Muffin Batter. Yogurt. Instant Oatmeal. Granola. Etc.

10. Review Sales Papers


Tuesday -

1. Make Bed

2. Put up Clothing

3. Errands

4. Put away everything bought


Wednesday -

1. Make Bed

2. Put up Clothing

3. Help Mike with anything while girls are gone


Thursday -

1. Make Bed

2. Put up Clothing

3. Tubs and Toilets

4. Make Grocery List


Friday -

1. Make Bed

2. Laundry

3. Kitchen Floor

4. Frugal Friday

5. Make Menu Plan For Monday

6. Weeding

7. Sweep Front Porch

8. Put up Clothing

9. Do Bills and Office Work

10. Sweep Back Porch

11. Work on Kitchen Prep. Making Breadcrumbs. Shredding Zucchini. Cookie Dough to Freeze. Etc.


Saturday -

1. Make Bed

2. Put up Clothing

3. Work on Detail Project (ex: clean out a drawer, organize pantry, etc)

4. Work on Monthly Project or Fun Stuff with Girls


I've obviously not included things for myself like making meals or cleaning up from meals. The only reason I've put things like "make bed" is because I tend to forget about it at times. And I'm terrible at hanging up clothing until it gets to be a stack.



We each have a notebook to keep the lists in. This one is mine.



Here it is opened up.



There is an overview sheet that summarizes each day stuck down in the page divider.



And then the actual list for the day is put in a clear protective sheet and put behind the page divider.

So how do you go about scheduling your week with children?

7 comments:

Homeschooling Momma said...

Thanks for sharing your binder. I have one too, but am in the process of updating it (as we've recently moved), and now our old schedule doesnt make any sense at all in our new home. Tonya

Michelle said...

It amazing how little changes (not that moving is little, but you know what I mean) make a schedule just not work anymore. Good luck on the update!

"My Little Wonders" said...

Wow thanks so much for the post. I love the look of your binder.....Great job.
I am just not organized here....I need to get with the program though.
Blessings Lori

Andrea said...

Just wanted to say that I really like the idea you used of having a seperate section for each day. I just finally finished mine and hope to have it up soon too!

Michelle said...

Thanks Lori! It was actually women here who got me inspired to get my house in order a couple of years ago or so (and what made me want to start my own blog). I used to fly by the seat of my pants and it didn't work so well for me.

Andrea, I just did it that way so I could grab a certain page and not get overwhelmed. The other way just didn't work for us. I can't wait to see your schedule. Let me know when you get it up.

Naomi... said...

What an organised bunny you are! Food for thought for me in the future. I LOVE an organised household. And I think it is SO important to train up children this way, and get them involved in the goings-on of the home. So, once my boy is off and running with his reading... hang on, maybe that will help him in his efforts to learn to read... especially if there is some kind of carrot dangling before him... incentives, incentives, incentives...

Michelle said...

Thanks Naomi! It took me years to realize this. Good luck with your sons reading! Such a fun time!