- I bought 2 packages of the Martha Stewart Home Office Large Metal Rim Tags.
- I bought a magnet roll with a sticker backing, so that I could just attach the size of magnet that I wanted to the back of the tag.
- I wrote each chore on a tag, and assigned a dollar amount.
- You give them chore options. They pick the chores they want to complete. You could use this system for the EXTRA chores, not the day to day stuff they should do anyway.
- Make the system visible and accessible! Ours is on the front of the fridge at their eye level.
- The kids can pick and choose the chores they want to do. (And they can’t each do the same chore, so they have to negotiate with each other if there is conflict. Or it’s first come, first serve.)
- Once they have completed their chore (after approval from Mom or Dad), they hang their completed chore tag on their assigned hook.
- Friday is payday. On this day we add up what they have accomplished during the past week, and give them their money!
- There are some chores that don’t need done everyday or even weekly, so I just put those tags off to the side, and put them back on the fridge when I need them done.
- Brush the cat.
- Clean baseboards on the main floor.
- Vacuum the basement.
- Sweep after dinner.
- Change your bed sheets.
- Dust stair railings.
- Vacuum the stairs.
- Clean your bathroom tap, sink and mirror.
- Empty dishwasher.
- Parent’s choice, for those other tasks that come up from time to time.
- The possibilities are endless!!
I just put all the tags onto a pretty piece of scrapbook paper on the fridge.