Hello 2015! We are pretty much settled into our new homestead and it’s time to get serious about the future of the homestead. So I decided that 2015 will be the year to get fully organized and put a plan in place. Of course I’m sure that plan will change as it always does, but if you know me, you know that I can’t function without ORGANIZATION!
In order for me to focus on the growth of the outside homestead, I need the INSIDE homestead to be running efficiently. I found several great websites that offer practical suggestions and methods to get your home running smoothly. I will be sharing these tips in a series of posts.
First up – CHORE CHARTS. woot woot! I love my kids, but if I’m not on top of them to get things put away, it won’t happen. I’ve been guilty of doing all the chores on my own because I know I can do it faster and, ahem, better. It’s true, but that doesn’t make it right. I need to teach my children responsibility and good work ethic. I want them to be a part of the work in this family. That said, here is the chore chart system I came up with.
I used this template for my chore pages. I printed these chore cards to use. I then laminated everything and used velcro dots to interchange the cards. Each day the kids have morning chores, evening chores and chores to earn money. The cards are removed and placed in basket when complete.
At the end of the day I count the money cards and put the money earned into their piggy banks.
When the piggy banks are full, we will count the change, exchange it for paper dollars and records in their money tracker books. Here is the money tracker plan I followed.
Mama Nice 🙂