Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chore Charts

Now that our house is all organized I am determined to keep it clean! While I was in CA Caleb went to the Hicken's each day and he was so excited when they put him on their chore chart - go figure!?! When I got back I decided it was time to have the boys start doing chores around our house too.

It has been the best thing that has ever happened to our house! Our mirrors, counters, and windows are clean ALL OF THE TIME! Its awesome! They do such a good job and they love to do them. Here is the chart I made for them to check off each day.

We also put the token system into play and the boys can earn marbles by doing their work with a good attitude, being kind, sharing, and doing things without be asked twice. On Thursday's if they have done all of their chores for the week that earns them enough marbles to play Club Penguin. In order to "buy" the other rewards they have to earn the marbles in other ways. This is the rewards chart I made.And because I knew I didn't want to fall behind on the house either I decided to make myself a chore chart too! I laminated and posted it on the fridge and each day I use a dry erase marker to cross them off and then erase it when the week is done. It works really well! Not only do I feel like I can keep up on the house but I also don't feel overwhelmed on any given day.


Abbie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! You come up with the best stuff! I need to do something like this for the summertime when the kids and I are home all day. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Dominique said...

Hi Lisa! I just wanted to let you know I'm LOVING this post and am going to copy everything you've done. You are an awesome inspiration for getting my act together. Thanks for sharing your tips.
Dominique Christoffersen
V2 (Mark's HTing peeps)

Boons said...

I never would have considered you to be unorganized! Everything seemed in order when we stayed at your house in December! I'm sure the boys are loving their new charts. They turned out super cute!