It's fairly simple really. It involves two different sets of cleaning lists, a number to coordinate with the chores, and the girls names.
Each week the girls are assigned a certain number. It changes each Monday so they are responsible for different jobs each week. This number matches a group of daily chores along with a group of weekly chores. Each day they are responsible for doing the chores on the daily list. Some of the things included in this list~
- put away clean dishes
- pick up/sweep kitchen floor
- scrub toilet
- empty bathroom trash
- fold laundry
- feed dogs
There are several more but these are just a few examples. You can see on there that there are four different sets of chores. I have four girls. The youngest is only 2 so for now I do the other set. Once she's a bit older she will join in and I will stop doing those minor jobs.
The second list contains jobs that don't need to be done every day but still need regular attention. These jobs include~
- bringing sheets to be washed
- cleaning the tub/shower
- mop the bathroom
- clean out/under the couch
- clean/dust entertainment center/t.v.
Of course, this is not an extensive list of chores. There are many more things I have the girls help me with each day. I have found a few more things that need to be done daily that I will add soon as the girls seem to be getting more responsible and more efficient too. Some of the job lists are harder than the others. If I hear complaining then I just remind the girls that the next week they will get an easier job. If it's a huge job (3 loads of laundry to fold, a baking day's worth of dishes to put away) then I will help out.
Rotating chore charts definitely Works for Me!