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DIY Reusable Chore Chart

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This DIY Reusable Chore Chart is the perfect way to keep chores organized and make sure that everyone is doing their part. Easily place this chart in a frame or laminate it for a reusable surface to update as chores change.

As chores are completed, kids can use a marker to show that they have completed each task. Keeping track of what has been done and what needs to be done has never been easier. 

Keeping Track of Chores 

When I was a kid my sister and brother and I would trade off more desirable chores as a form of currency for something else we wanted. I remember those days fondly, although I know my brother used to hide the hard-to-clean skillet in the oven until it was my turn to wash dishes.

It makes me giggle now when I think about it but at the time I was annoyed having to pick up the slack. Things were chaotic and it was hard to keep track of whose day it was to do what, we really could have benefited from one of these chore charts.

Use it Again and Again

Simply print out this chore chart and put it in a frame or use a laminator.

Both ways will provide a surface for updating the chore chart as chores are done. 

Using dry-erase markers to write on the surface makes this chore chart reusable and easy to update. 

When it’s time for Spring cleaning, you may want to add a few more chores. 

Printable Chore Chart 

You can print this chore chart out by right-clicking the image above or download the file here

Type out the chores needed to be done regularly in the spaces before printing. If the chores change in your home often, use the dry erase markers for everything, this way your chore chart can be updated as often as needed. 

Work Smarter Not Harder

There are a lot of dangerous chemicals in most of our cleaning closets. So it may be a better idea to use homemade cleaners when having younger kids help out. 

Use these kitchen cleaning hacks to help get the hard jobs done fast! 

Chore Ideas by Age

When deciding on which chores are right for your kids it is best to keep their ages in mind. You can’t expect a 3-year-old to cut the grass. Although they can pick up their toys and learn how to fold laundry.

I have some ideas that have worked for us in the past. However, be sure to use your own discretion when choosing what works best for your family. 

2-3-Year-olds can pick up their toys, learn to fold laundry, and dust without much assistance. 

4-6-Year-olds can learn to set the table, do dishes, empty the trash, take care of pets.

7-11 Year-olds can learn to clean toilets, sweep, mop, and vacuum well.

12-adult can pretty much do any chores that need to be done and help with babysitting younger kids. They can also move on to bigger chores like mowing the grass, and help with cooking. 

Allowance Ideas for Chores

Obviously, when deciding which chores are right for your kids, it may help to offer an incentive. If a weekly payment doesn’t work for your family it may be a better idea to offer an outing or toy to keep kids motivated. 

Be sure to check out this post for more information on allowance for kids and chore ideas.

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Penny Branson LeBaron

Thursday 17th of June 2021

This is great because then no one can argue that they didn't know they were supposed to do something. I like that you included suggestions for each age range

Duff Mckagan

Thursday 10th of June 2021

So using this for my wife.

Melissa

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

I also enjoy working off of a list, so I can understand why your wife may enjoy that as well. She may like to check out my spring cleaning printable checklist while getting her cleaning schedule organized. Thanks for checking it out Doof.

Catherine

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Chore charts are just wonderful incentives and a great way to keep on track of things!

MELANIE EDJOURIAN

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

That's a really good idea. I need to set something up like this for my kids. It's great as it helps teach them responsibility.

Jasmine Hewitt

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

chore charts can be super helpful around summertime. great design with this one!