Homeschool Memoirs- Chores

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Oh how often we either say it or hear it … “Too much to do, not enough time!”? I hear it and say it quite often. How do you manage all the tasks you have to complete in just 24hours? There are a lot of different methods on how to get chores and organizing done. Some have a strict schedule others just kinda wing it.

THEME:

This week I would you to share how chores are done in your home. How you order your day with school and getting housework done. How do you decide which chores should be done by which child, of which age? I’m looking forward to hearing them!



I actually do chores and housecleaning on a schedule. I've always used a schedule, but this summer I read Managers of Their Homes and Managers of Their Chores by the Maxwells, and I have used some of those ideas to fine tune our system. We are a little more flexible, but I do work better when we follow a set routine.

Here is our basic plan:

Children do chores each morning after breakfast as they are getting dressed for the day and after lunch each day. Each of the older children have set chores. The little ones just kind of do what I instruct as we go along. I tried using the chore packs from MOTH, but the big kids didn't really need them and the littles didn't really understand. So, I leave it up to the big kids to get theirs done, and the little ones, I follow along with in the morning to help them stay on task and after lunch they help the big kids.

While my children are doing seatwork in the morning, I do the housekeeping chore for the day:

Monday- laundry catch up

Tuesday- bathrooms

Wednesday- mop kitchen

Thursday- dust and vacuum

Friday- sheets washed and catch up day

It doesn't take long because, for the most part, we clean up as we mess up. We clean up the table and kitchen after every meal, Kathryne wipes the bathroom sink in the morning, I usually wipe my sink and the littles sink and toilet while the little girls bathe at night, I vacuum up and down the hall and in the living room several times a week with my little shark, I throw one or two loads of laundry in a day and the kids and I fold and put away. I find it much easier to keep up if I don't get behind!


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1 comment

  1. This was one of those weeks that I got woefully behind. Dreadful weeks, aren't they?

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