My life runs better when it is more organized. Sure I love to think I am free and easy and go with the flow but the truth is I forget things and then I end up running around like a chicken with my head cut off. A few years ago I had a cleaning schedule for my house and it was fantastic then we moved, I had more kids and it got forgotten. Today I sat down and made a Household Schedule. If you are looking for a really in depth guide to making one I highly recommend A Mother’s Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul it is a great book and one I referenced today to remind me of what I was doing. Another great resource and this one has lots of free printables is Life Your Way. I used a combination of the above and made a very simple and useful Household Schedule I know it will grow and get more specific but for now it is perfect. Here is a walk through of my new Household Schedule.
I also printed out some chore charts for my older 2 girls. I used the free template I found at Crafting Chicks and altered it in PicMonkey. I just printed mine out on paper and plan on laminating it so we can use dry erase makers to check off the boxes each week.
I think the most important thing about making a Household Schedule is being sure it works for your family. I have seen prettier and more complicated schedules that I am in awe of I know I would never follow. For me simpler is better and that is what I will stick with.
If you have a Household Schedule I would love to hear about it or share a link!
This is Day 1 of my 31 Days of Organization Challenge join me!