DIY Easy Chore Chart & Tips For Simplifying Chores

June 17, 2013 1 Comment | Disclosure

Hey Y’all! I’m back! I had a bit too much on plate for a while so I had to stop doing posts here, but my load has been lightened and I have time to craft again! I am excited to be back! Summer is in full swing and having all the kids home has me reevaluating our daily schedule. I decided the kids needed to do more to help keep the house clean so I came up with this quick and easy chart to make my life a little easier.

My Daily Chores Strategy:

  1. Rotate which room they are in charge of each day
  2. Train your child on what is expected of them in each room
  3. Once they’ve completed their job, they can move their clip to the other side of the chart.
  4. Rule: they have to do their morning chores before they can do any fun stuff (play video games, watch a show, play with friends, etc)

So far this jobs system is working out great! They take care of their areas in the morning and in the evening and our house is a lot cleaner and I am a lot happier!

 Chore chart copy

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Here’s what you need to make this cute chore chart:

Chore chart need

  • 2 Sheets of cardstock (1 white & 1 colored)
  • Washi Tape (you can find some here)
  • Clothespins
  • Magnets (thick round ones you can find them here)
  • Sharpie and Hot Glue Gun

FREE Download:

I’ve got a FREE download for you here. There are 4 different files you can choose from. I used my silhouette to print and cut mine, so there is a studio file (that you can only open with the silhouette studio software), a PDF, a jpeg and PSD file. If you have Photoshop or Photoshop elements you can edit the PSD to suit your needs (this is the font I used).

So download your file and print it out on white cardstock and cut it out.

chore chart copy

If you don’t have a Silhouette, then just mount the chore chart on the colored sheet of cardstock and use some glue to adhere it.

Chore chart-2

{I didn’t proofread my first printout very well, and had 2 bathrooms instead of a living room, I had already glued it to the paper so I just glued the correct one to the other side} Glue your magnets to the back of your sign, just use your hot glue gun. I used the thicker round magnets so there is room for the clothes pins.

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I love Washi tape and look for any excuse to buy it and use it. I thought it would be a cute way to dress up the clothespins. Just put the tape on top of the clothespin

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and press it down on the sides

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cut off the extra pieces and write your kids’ names on the clothespin with a Sharpie. If you have more than 4 kids, you could always team them up on a room or give them a day off. If you have less than 4 kids, you can skip a room or just have them double up on a room. Just do what works for you!

Chore chart copy

It has really made my life easier, hope it helps you too!

What works for you as far as chores around the house for the kids?

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Comments

  1. Michele says:

    Great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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