Now that summer is coming to a close, it’s time to get the family organized and ready for another school year by doing chores! Easier said than done, right? Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your family’s space spotless!
The Task at Hand
Unsure of what chores to assign to your kids? Here is a helpful list of age appropriate chores that I found on Pinterest.
Move Over Chore Wheel
Chore Wheels are a great visual reminder of the tasks at hand. I found these printable chore cards from The Idea Room that give your kids detailed instructions for cleaning the spaces they were assigned. This way the expectations are spelled out for them and there is less room for error.
Divide and Conquer
Finding time in everyone’s busy schedule to clean can be a very daunting task, and it’s always easiest if everyone can chip in based on his or her schedule. This will set a precedent that everyone participates and contributes to the family home. To keep everyone accountable throughout the week, use visuals like a chore chart to mark everyone’s progress (or lack thereof).
Payment for a Job Well-Done
The proof is in the pudding; kids love rewards. It doesn’t have to be cash; it could be more screen time or time to spend hanging out with friends. Make sure that your kids know the expectations for the “job” and that their reward will only be granted when the tasks are done. I think “Work For Hire” board is fantastic for budding entrepreneurs.
I hope these tips will help you and your family get organized and your chores completed for the new school year.