With two new little people in the house, and with Lindsey transitioning out of her role as student and into a young adult who lives at home, it’s time to reevaluate how we manage household chores around here.
In case you might be looking to change things up a bit in your house, too, I’m sharing a few ideas I like.
Chore system ideas:
- Heather has a cute 70’s-inspired chore chart, complete with a detailed how-to: The Picture Chore Chart Tutorial.
- Another option for a cute chore chart is this super-cute one DIY chore chart made from a cookie sheet help make cleaning fun.
- I like the idea of rewarding kids for chores without paying them money. Instead, they can shop in the Chore Store!
- Age five is an exciting birthday in the Unlikely Homeschool: How and Why I Give My Kids an Allowance.
- Amanda made this cute cookie sheet chore chart work for her family.
- We’ve used this chore reward system in the past; even though this worked well for us, it’s time for something new — but whatever new system we end up with will likely include some aspects of this one.
- Maybe calling them “chores” automatically makes them less enjoyable; instead, children can have service opportunities around the house.
- As kids get older (like Lindsey!), we need to be sure they’re ready for life skills required in the real world.
- This more complex money system for older kids sounds great and the family’s “bank box” is pretty awesome!
As we get a new-and-improved system in place, I’ll share all about it! If you have posts about how your family does it, please leave the links in the comments because I’d love to read them!
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