Staying on top of things: a weekly chore schedule + tutorial

Getting chores done is never fun, but in order to stay more organized in the chaos that is Casa de Higgins. Between a new baby, two dogs and a husband who works too much, my job as housewife is finally getting some much needed structure. Typically I would write my chores down on a piece of paper, lose that piece of paper give or take a half dozen times and maybe get quarter of my list done. With the help of a list that is divided by day, I am now able to keep the house organized and my sanity in check.

While I realize some of the items may seem basic and repetitive, I find that if I write them down and can physically cross them off, they will get done a lot more efficiently.

In the bottom bubble, DH has his chores. Laugh all you want, but putting clothing in the hamper just doesn’t get done as often as I would like. Maybe my chore chart will help him focus on keeping the bedroom floor a little more tidy and his size 13 shoes out of my tripping area.

The section for products we ran out of is already coming in handy as I spotted an empty bag of crackers that otherwise would have been forgotten about.

Want your own weekly chore chart? Well it’s not hard to make. I just made mine in Paint, yup that free program on your computer. I added some fun fonts from and PRESTO, chore chart complete.

Put your chore chart in a frame and you are all set. I use a dry erase board marker to strikethrough each item as it gets done and at the end of the week wipe it clean and start fresh.

About the author

Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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  1. Surix -  April 20, 2012 - 8:04 am

    Ok, as much as I hate to admit this, I have girls. When I say girls I mean my cleaning leiads. They come twice a month to do all the dirty work for me. I love them but I think they need one of these chore charts! It bugs me to no end when they forget to do something!

  2. Chantal -  August 31, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    Doing this! What an awesome idea!

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