Monday, November 15, 2010
I'm a list person...a chart person...a person who likes to have things written down. I feel so organized and together when I have things on paper. I'm always checking out websites that offer free printables, looking for the best charts and listmaking sites I can find. I've found some great resources that I use regularly.
Chore charts are a great way to keep your family organized. The kids know exactly what they need to do each day. You can stay on a schedule and keep your house clean and organized. I've even found mommy chore charts with all the weekly housekeeping chores you need to do on a checklist. I love the feeling of satisfaction I get when I can cross something off that list.
Unfortunately, I've discovered something about chore charts. They only work...well, if you actually do the work listed. Sure, they look great hanging on the fridge or the bulletin board or wherever you decide to hang it. But if you can't motivate yourself to do the work on the chart, it's not doing much good. That's where I am. I love looking at my chore chart. I think about what I need to do. I'm just missing the step where I actually do the work. So there's my goal for this week - learn to use chore charts the right way!