After years of using a Chore Board to accomplish our daily chores, our household became too large and our homeschooling too complicated to make that method work the way I wanted it to. Homeschooling was taking more time because my older children were growing up and had more intensive subjects, and homemaking was becoming more difficult because I had lots more littles who were making lots more messes.
Despite the fact that those years were sort of a blur where everyone needed me and no one was truly independent in much of anything, I managed to find a cleaning method that kept the house clean – not always tidy, and never clean all at the same time – but clean, nonetheless. I knew under the toys and paper, the house was truly clean. That was all that mattered during those years.
Here’s the video where I explain this method:
(if you are reading via email, the link to the video is here – https://youtu.be/k3O9lCSZJm0
The basic idea behind this method is that you assign your weekly chores in a rotation throughout the week. Each day gets its own chore instead of trying to get it all done at once. I chose to do the chores before school, but you could do these chores any time of the day that works for you.
In the video I show the Rotation List on a dry erase board, but I explain that since the list does not change daily, it is actually a better idea to type out the list and laminate it. You can get a really good deal on a Scotch Laminator on Amazon:
And, if you would like to order my book, Home Management for the Homeschool Mom, CLICK HERE! You can get it in PDF, Kindle, Audio, and Paperback!