Planning and executing a family cleaning routine is key by having a family chore chart. Learn exactly how to create a family cleaning schedule by using a chore chart the family can use.
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Setting up a family cleaning schedule
A family cleaning schedule can lead to greater coordination and cooperation among our family unit as a whole. A family cleaning routine is broken up into 3 parts:
- Household chores being assigned
- Categorizing the chores daily vs weekly
- Setting up good days and times
Once those parts are established added a few extra elements will really make your new family cleaning schedule work for everyone. Those are:
- Add incentives or rewards
- Add variation
I will explain all of these and how you can make this happen.
Family chores list
Having a list of household chores that you can assign will make that easier. I’ve put together a chore chart printable for you to use that includes a list of family chores list.
Categorize Chores According to Weekly and Daily
While drawing up your family cleaning schedule, make sure to categorize chores according to chores that are to be done on a daily basis and those that need to be done on a weekly basis. This way you do not leave out any chores and you also prioritize chores according to the time limit set for them to be completed. Mark your chores as ‘W’ for weekly and ‘D’ for daily to avoid confusion.
Decide upon a Suitable Time for Getting Cleaning Done
Setting up your family cleaning routine is important. All your kids may not be at home all the time, so it is advisable to decide upon a time to get chores are done that works for everyone. This applies to both weekly and daily chores.
Decide Upon Rewards and Draw up a Rewards Chart
We all shower our kids with gifts and often meet their non-essential needs. Why not give these very same gifts and treats as rewards for chores well done? This works very well for younger kids who may not prove to very malleable to helping out in the house. However, rewards and a rewards chart wherein rewards are earned by collecting points for completing household chores are a very tantalizing prospect for your kids. Most primary schools use this approach.
Ensure Some Variation
Doing the same chore every day and every week can prove to be a drag for a child. Thus, you must switch up jobs to ensure some variation. Additionally, this will also bring variation to your children’s skill sets.
In conclusion, all of the suggestions listed above are sure to help you get started with your family cleaning schedule and household chore list.
We all can use help in implementing a family cleaning routine. I’ve created a free chores chart printable. You can download that below.