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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Handling Household Chores: Planner Ideas

Check out today's You Tube video explaining how I handle household chores in my planner:

Using Your Planner To Handle Household Chores

Some of the highlights:

1. A reusable checklist, created with a business card holder, works well for those who do chores daily.

2. For those who do chores on a nonregular schedule (say, because of shift work, childcare, or *ahem* laziness), I recommend a graph chart in your project section of your planner.

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3. Recurring chores only belong on your weekly task list if: 1) they only happen occasionally (like taking out the trash on Tuesdays), 2) there is a special reason they must be done by a certain date (like a house guest visiting), or they are unusual and inappropriate for the checklist (like storing Halloween decorations).

4. Don't forget to have your kids and spouse do chores, too. My kids do the dishes, clean their rooms, straighten the living room, and put away their own laundry. (They are 5 and 7 years old.)

5. The reason I don't put chores on the regular task list is because, if I did, there wouldn't be room for anything else.



Debralyn said...

Brilliant GE. You have a knack for finding solutions that make sense to me and do not require changing the basic system. Using project pages for chores, holiday planning are the answer. Love your blog and your videos. Keep them coming...

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the grid tracking idea! A great way to see visually how much (or in my case how little!) housework has been done. I may jusy tweak the idea by placing the tracker in the middle of my weekly pages so that I can actually see it.

Anita said...

Thanks for another great post.
I go through stages of writing down recurring household chores & it does help me when I do.

Diana said...

I love the Household Grid idea and will give it a try. I do think this will work for me since I don't do housework on a daily basis. Thanks for the great idea.

Unknown said...

Giftie what does AAPL stand for? or the next to last task on the top of the paper.

thanks so much!

Giftie Etcetera said...

APPL = appliances, like the microwave, toaster oven, fridge. :)