Guys - I have been HORRIBLE at keeping up my house lately. Not that I want to AT ALL... but because since June 2020, I've been having horrible back pain that has kept be basically seat-bound since. Well, about a month ago, I was able to get an epidural spinal injection. While I still feel pain (sometimes it's still intense), it's actually mostly gone. I'm trying to think of ways to ease back into not only cleaning my house, but also, exercising and living a normal life again... and just maybe also lose that 37lbs I've gained since then. 😩😭
I was doing some research on how I could break up cleaning our house into little segments - small tasks that I can do each day - instead of spending all day on the weekends doing chores (like we used to before my injury). That's mostly because my husband and I both work full time and that's really the only time we feel that we can clean.
I'm really hoping that this helps us - and maybe you and your family as well - keep our home clean and tidy - a place that we can enjoy and not be overwhelmed by like we have been for the last 8 months. Go ahead and click the photo to download and print!
Ah! Thanks for reading just a little bit farther! Attached, you'll also see the chore chart that my boys use each day to figure out what chores they need to complete before any screen time is done. Well, I also make them do some outdoor time and reading time (which is not included on this chore chart). I have this guy printed out and framed in a matted 11x14 (8x10 photo) frame and it's on the wall next to a basket of dry erase markers. Once the boys complete one of the tasks on their chart, they can put down their initial and then they get the cash that they earned each Saturday. They get $1 for each chore that they complete, and we are usually paying them $10-$15 each week depending on what they've completed. You'll notice that they don't have anything for sweeping and vacuuming because we got a Roomba that runs everyday now lol - LIFE SAVERRRR! Anywho, scroll to download and print your own chore schedule - and if you need it modified for your home, write down what you need on there and email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Yes, the boys are SUPER good at making sure how much I know they're supposed to get paid... I didn't pay them last week, and yeah, they're keeping tabs.) Click the photo below to download and print your own kid's chore chart!