If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen my magical chore sticks. For those who haven’t yet, hold on to your seats because your mind is about to be blown! Well, maybe not blown…but I’m about to make your life 100x easier, let’s just say that. I’ve tried every chore chart on the planet. They all work well for a time, then it fizzles out because I either I lose track, get distracted, or it’s too complicated and just isn’t sustainable long-term. In continuously working to simplify my life I ditched the complicated charts and created a chore stick method that not only works BETTER than the chore charts I’ve used, but is much easier to manage!
Today’s Millennial Moms video is all about how I use these chore sticks to keep up with our insane messes, but most importantly, how to train my kids to work hard and clean! Keep reading because at the end of this post I have lots of additional resources and tips including my list of “chores kids can (and should!) do, by age“.
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Ok, so let’s get on with the video!
(Super Simple) Chore Sticks!
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Well, that’s how we do it!
Easy peasy, right? Sometimes it’s the simplest concepts that work the best. And again, your house won’t be professionally cleaned. They are kids, after all. But the important thing is teaching your kids the value of hard work, pitching in, and cleaning up after themselves (and others.
Here are some additional resources that might help:
- Allowance 101 post. It will give you insight into the method of my madness!
- All my PARENTING POSTS in one place
- My incredibly simple behavior chart method with free printable
- Chores kids can (and should!) do – by age
What do you think? How does your family manage chores? What chores do your kids do? How old do you think is old enough to help around the house? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!