Posts Tagged ‘household chores’

How to Make a Household Planner

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Making a Household Planner, Home Management Binder, Home Organizer, Household Notebook or whatever you want to call it, is easy!

You first need to decide what you want to include in your planner. The great thing about a household planner is that you can customize it! This is not a “One size fits all” type of thing, every household has different needs. A family with small children will need different pages in their planner than a single woman with no children at home.

Be sure to read What is a Household Planner? to see a list of possible categories.

Household Planner Materials Needed:

Lots of inside pockets - Fantastic!
Lots of inside pockets – Fantastic!
  • 3 Ring Binder – standard size
  • Tabbed Dividers
  • 3 Hole Punch
  • Pocket Folders (optional)
  • Page Protectors (optional)
  • Business Card Holder (optional)
  • Your Printed Household Planner Pages!

Household Planner Supplies
Household Planner Supplies

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Chores for Kids

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Free Printable Chores for Kids & Blank Chore Charts

The Age Appropriate Chores for Kids gives you an idea of what chores are appropriate for what age groups and the Blank Chore Charts allow the kids to keep track of what they need to do!

The printable Children’s Chores List includes:

  • Age appropriate chores for kids
  • Age appropriate chores for teens

The Free Chore Chart Downloads include:

  • 8 different blank chore charts for kids
  • One version has a wages column to record any wages earned

Get your FREE Chore Chart Downloads today!

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Summer Survival #4 ~ Getting it Together & Organized

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

So now you have the tips and the tools to maintain your sanity this summer and keep your kids and house in order, but what to do with them?

Now it’s time to get it all together and get it organized!

Some of your charts and lists can be kept in your Household Planner or in a folder or binder. Be sure to keep all of your originals in a safe place too, so you can use them again next summer!

Sample Display of Summer Survival Templates

Some of your charts and lists you will want to display in a place where the whole family can see and access them. (more…)

Summer Survival #3 ~ Keeping the House in Order

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

This always seems to be the biggest challenge for me during summer vacation…keeping the house in order. I don’t even mean it has to be clean, I mean keeping the toys off the floor, keeping the shoes on the shoe shelf, keeping dishes in the kitchen and keeping toys, shoes and dishes out of the bathroom! If you have children, you know what I mean :)

It’s impossible to follow them around all day long getting after them to pick up after themselves, plus that just makes mom extra irritated and stressed!

In order for your house to maintain some order this summer, you have got to have a game plan that you can stick to. (more…)