This is the time of year when most of us moms decide, “This is it! I’m getting our lives under control once and for all!” I’m going show you something that has been helping me control the chaos around our place since November of 2010. It has worked well.
Over the years, I’ve tried all kinds of charts and systems to help me get the children involved in our housekeeping chores. Some have worked better than others, but all had their failings, which meant that I resorted back to just calling the children in and giving them verbal instructions. As you may know, those verbal instructions have their own pitfalls, like both the kids and mom forgetting what they were. The alternative has been lists on our planning center’s white board, which has the advantage of helping me remember, but the disadvantage of the children running back and forth to check on their job list. Note:
With this in mind, I set out to create a no-fail system. I now present: