Chores in our house are exactly that: chores. I have two boys and they need a little guidance when it comes to earning their keep around the house. Plus, I am not the best housekeeper in the world- I would rather be doing most anything than cleaning the house. Having some helping hands with everyday chores is good for our family in many ways- the tasks get accomplished and the kids contribute to the household.
This system of having chore jars divided into individual rooms helps organize the tasks that need to be done. You just need scrap pieces of paper with chores written on them that can be taken out daily or as often as you like. Then they can be switched out when the chore is no longer needed, or chores can be added as your children can handle more responsibility.
To make your own chore jars, simply download this free PDF file- you can print on any kind of paper or cardstock, though cardstock will be more durable. I printed on kraft cardstock for my tags. You can either cut the tags into squares or into circles. (I use a circle punch that is 2 1/2 inches in diameter to punch the tags out.) Make a small hole at the top of the tag. Use either twine or ribbon, insert through the small hole and tie around the jars. I leave the jars open at the top and just screw on the outer ring for easy access to the chores.
Enjoy your clean-as-can-be home!
Cyn Thomas is the illustrator, designer and pattern maker of RiverDog Prints. Her paper goods and gifts are guided by earth, animals, function, food and cocktails. You can also find Cyn canning in her kitchen, walking her dog, being outnumbered by her boys and husband or reading herself to sleep.