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Check out our tips and free advice on how to make your life easier in dealing with day to day chores.


CHORE.com - What is a chore?

A household chore is a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee, related to or used in the running of a household. Household chores can be divided into two categories, indoor and outdoor. The indoor chores have long had a negative connotation, "I have to go do my chores" being a common unhappy statement, while the outdoor chores are sometimes seen as more pleasant.

The indoor chores include cooking, setting the table and washing dishes; cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting and mopping ; picking up clothes to the washer and laundry; ironing; lift and carry things, putting things away; child and elder care; paying bills. The outdoor chores include decorative and vegetable garden care, lawn and grounds maintenance, animal care, snow removal, driveway maintenance, outbuilding maintenance. In Neo-classical economic analysis, such household chores performed by members of the household are not included in economic output.

However, Feminist Economists have argued that housework and household chores are a vital part of the economy and society. Chores are commonly assigned by parents worldwide as tasks for children to complete around the house. The parents give their child or children chores as a way of learning disciplinary skills. Many parents create chore charts that are used to track the completion of these tasks. Common chores assigned to children include: cleaning room, making bed, emptying trash, feeding pets, washing car, laundry and yardwork. Some parents have used chores as a way for children to earn allowance in order to create a connection between hard work and reward, while other parents believe that chores should be done as a family contribution and not compensated for with rewards.


FREE downloadable/printable
Charts and Lists:

Kids Chore Charts

Kids can be a handful, and they naturally know how to make a mess. To help get them started with responsibility and get you some organization back, download and print for these free chore charts (aka behavior charts / reward charts).

They provide structure for the tasks you expect your children to complete each week and are great for motivating children and tracking goals at home or in school.

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To-Do Lists

Keep your day on track with these free printable to-do lists.

 To-Do Lists

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Family Chore Chart

Keep the whole family on track and the house organized when the entire family works together toward one common goal with this family chore organizer.

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Housecleaning List

When it is time to clean the house, this free printable list will keep you going in the right direction, with just about every house chore, house keeping and cleaning item listed.

 



 

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HOW KIDS CAN HELP WITH CHORES:
Some ideas on what Kids can do at what ages

Ages 2 - 3:

  • Help make the bed (pull covers up)
  • Pick-up toys
  • Hang clothes on hooks
  • Carry laundry to and from the laundry area
  • Help feed animals
  • Help wipe up spills
  • Bring in the newspaper
  • Mop a small area
  • Pour from a small pitcher
  • Help pick up the living room

Ages 4 - 5:

  • Any of the others plus:
  • Make their own bed
  • Clear dishes from the table
  • Set the table
  • Retrieve the mail
  • Dust the furniture
  • Help in the kitchen
  • Help carry and put away groceries

Ages 6 - 12:

  • Any of the others plus:
  • Take care of pets
  • Cook simple foods
  • Help wash the car
  • Vacuum, sweep and mop
  • Clean the bathroom completely
  • Rake leaves and shovel snow
  • Use the washer and dryer
  • Hang and fold laundry
  • Take out the trash

Ages 13 and Up:

  • Any of the others plus:
  • Change light bulbs
  • Replace vacuum cleaner bags
  • Wash inside and outside of windows
  • Clean out refrigerator
  • Clean stove and oven
  • Prepare a meal
  • Make grocery lists
  • Do all laundry functions
  • Mow the lawn

 

Household Cleaning Cards:

Household Cleaning Cards in a changeable form, you can change these to make them fit your home.

These cards can be very helpful for any member of the family. Each card outlines the job and gives a job description. By having these cards you family will know what is expected. When a job is completed, you can let the person in charge of that area evaluate his own work. By having these cards they can see if anything has been left undone.

Make these cards for each area or job in your home.

BATHROOM Daily:
  • Straighten towels
  • Put away clothes
  • Straighten counter; put away make-up, curling iron, etc.
  • Wipe out sink and bathtub
  • Wipe off toilet
  • Shake rug

BATHROOM Weekly:

  • Empty trash
  • Polish counter top and mirror
  • Scour tub, shower, sink and fixtures
  • Clean toilet bowl, replace toilet paper
  • Straighten towels dirty ones in laundry
  • Sweep and mop floor

BEDROOM Daily:

  • Make bed
  • Fold pajamas and put away
  • Pick up clothes and toys
  • Take care of books and homework papers

BEDROOM Weekly:

  • Change sheets
  • Empty trash
  • Straighten closet and drawers
  • Wipe / dust dresser and around door
  • Wipe / dust window ledges of windows
  • Dust furniture, baseboards, doors
  • Dust ceiling fan
  • Vacuum

FAMILY ROOM Daily:

  • Pick up toys, books, etc.
  • Straighten pillows and blankets
  • Stack newspapers and magazines

FAMILY ROOM Weekly:

  • Water plants
  • Clean TV screen
  • Wipe walls, base boards and around doors
  • Wipe window ledges
  • Wash windows
  • Vacuum
  • Dust bookshelves, furniture, baseboards, and doors
  • Dust ceiling fan

FRONT ROOM Daily:

  • Pick up and put away anything that has been left out
  • Straighten piano books and bench
  • Vacuum traffic areas and mop entry way
  • Dust

 FRONT ROOM Weekly :

  • Wash windows
  • Water plants
  • Wipe baseboards and front door
  • Wipe walls if needed
  • Shake throw rug
  • Straighten front closet
  • Straighten pillows
  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum carpet
  • Wipe outside door
  • Wipe window ledges

KITCHEN Daily:

  • Unload dishwater
  • Set table and help with meals
  • Wipe front of stove, microwave & dishwasher
  • Clear and wipe table
  • Cover leftover and put away
  • Rinse and load dishes
  • Wash and dry pans and large bowls
  • Clean and wipe down sinks, counter & fridge
  • Empty trash
  • Sweep floor

KITCHEN Weekly:

  • Clean fridge
  • Wipe out oven and microwave
  • Straighten cupboards and drawers
  • Wipe baseboards and walls
  • Mop floor

LAUNDRY ROOM Daily:

  • Gather and sort dirty clothes
  • Sew on buttons
  • Mend clothing

LAUNDRY ROOM Weekly:

  • Spot soiled clothes
  • Wash, fold, and put away clothes
  • Hang clothes
  • Ironing
  • Straighten cupboards and drawers
  • Wipe washer and dryer
  • Wipe baseboard
  • Empty trash
  • Vacuum and mop
  • Dust doors

OFFICE/CRAFT ROOM Daily:

  • Straighten desk
  • Pay bills
  • File bills in filing cabinet
  • Straighten craft/sewing area

OFFICE/ CRAFT ROOM Weekly:

  • Vacuum
  • Dust
  • Dust ceiling fan
  • Wipe baseboards and around door
  • Wipe window ledges
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