How Does a Household Chore List Work?


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A household chore list divides up all household chores that need to be accomplished between all the household members that are able to do the chores. Dividing up all household chores is an easy way to get the house clean and develop teamwork within a family.

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Make a list of all of the household chores that need to be done, and then divide that list up in age-appropriate levels. For instance, asking a toddler to pick up dirty laundry and place in a basket is more appropriate than having the same toddler use a vacuum cleaner. The household chore list can be split up so that not all chores are done on the same day. If the list is divided daily, there is less work that needs to be done and increased availability for time that the family can spend together. Chores like laundry, sweeping and vacuuming can be done throughout the week. There are chores that must be done daily, such as making meals or washing dishes. The key to making a household chore list is to divide the tasks as equally as possible on an age-appropriate basis. The household chore list also teaches the children about responsibility from a young age.

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