From you, that’s who.
Wow. You guys are rock stars. And as soon as I can get my rear in gear, my house is going to be humming, just like your houses.
Humming a happy tune.
In case you didn’t read the comments from Monday’s post, I’ll hit a few of the highlights. But I really recommend you venturing there yourself. You might just come out of it with a new lease on life.
Or, at the bare minimum, a great idea to try.
Sandy has created and taped inside a cabinet a “list” of the requirements to clean that room. In the kitchen pantry is a main “list” that tells each child what room they are to clean what day. Genius!
Emily has all her kids complete three tasks before they’re allowed to do anything fun:
1. get dressed
2. make bed
3. brush teeth
.. and before bed, they have to clean their rooms.
A Cup of Cold Water keeps the stain remover in the bathroom to hit stains on her kiddos clothes before they even hit the washer.
Danyelle not only has a similar plan to mine already in place at her house, she’s upped the ante and put a timer on a nightlight in her kids rooms. That way, they know what time they can get up: as soon as the nightlight turns off. Eureka! Timers, here I come!
Sara has a family binder and puts each child’s important papers under their own tab. She and her hubby sit down to map out conflicts and get a game plan for the week ahead. And she has more tips, you really need to read her whole comment. A plethora of great ideas!
and Anonymous posted about her TO DO and TA DA chore chart, complete with ‘caught being good’ coins and a treasure chest filled with Dollar Store goodies. Can I come live at your house, Anonymous?
Thanks y’all, for all those great tips. I’ll be applying them around here. Liberally.