3 Summer Systems to Save your Sanity! FREE PRINTABLES included!

FREE printable summer chore charts, zones, and bucket list charts to save your sanity. Video included. This is AMAZING! From FunCheapOrFree.com

 

Happy Summer, Freebs! *Eye twitch while double-fisting chocolate cake*

Anyone else…struggle (for lack of a better word) with summer? Keeping kids entertained, being productive, and saving your sanity (and wallet!) can be a SERIOUS challenge when you've got a house full of kids. Have no fear, Mama J is here! Today I'm sharing my 3 most effective Sanity Saving Summer Systems (say that 10x fast…) that have changed our summer around for the better, and I have no doubt will help your household as well! In this video we cover chore charts, bucket lists, allowance, behavior, screen time, boredom busters, exercise and getting kids outside, even keeping the house clean! It pretty much does everything but teach you French, I'm telling you.

But wait, there's more!

I've also included FREE PRINTABLES for everything you see in the video!

*Jordan crowd surfs into raging, excited fans*

It's all there!

Watch the video online HERE or watch below, then keep scrolling for the printables!

Not too shabby, right??

As promised, here are the printables to help you kick-start your summer systems:

 

HOW I HANG MY CLIPBOARDS:

  • I got my clipboards for $3 from the Target dollar spot
  • I hung the clipboards on my wall using Command Hooks for keys. They are just slim enough to fit in the clipboard hole, but strong enough to hold them up on the wall. And the hooks won't damage your paint!

Get your free summer Clipboard Chore printable HERE:

(Just print these sheets on your printer at home as an 8.5×11 standard print. Print on card stock for a firmer solution, and keep it in a clear sheet protector so dry erase markers can easily wipe off.)

"CHORE ZONES" printable for summer - such a sanity saver!! With video instructions. GAME CHANGER FOR SURE!

 

Get your free Clipboard Chore printable for girls HERE:

"CHORE ZONES" printable for summer - such a sanity saver!! With video instructions. GAME CHANGER FOR SURE!

 

Get your free Family Zones printable HERE

"FAMILY CHORE ZONES" printable for summer - such a sanity saver!! With video instructions. GAME CHANGER FOR SURE!

Get your Free Summer Zone printable cleaning list here:

"CHORE ZONES" printable for summer - such a sanity saver!! With video instructions. GAME CHANGER FOR SURE!

Get your free 20×30 Summer Bucket List printable HERE

Free Printable summer bucket list chart - so cute! Print oversized at Costco for just $10! Such a life-saver!

If you want to print this huge like we have it in our house…

Free Printable summer bucket list chart - so cute! Print oversized at Costco for just $10! Such a life-saver!

Free Printable summer bucket list chart - so cute! Print oversized at Costco for just $10! Such a life-saver!

You just go to Costco.com, and you'll select POSTER PRINT.

How to print your summer bucket list into a huge poster for $10!

How to print your summer bucket list into a huge poster for $10!

Then, you upload the printable JPG, and have it printed as a 20×30 poster. You will then hand-write your bucket list items on the black lines I created on the printable poster!

EASY. PEASY.

There you go! Hope these systems help save your sanity(ish), like they have mine.

 

For WAY more time-management and productivity system ideas, check out my new productivity program, ProductivityBootCamp.com. Use the code FCFBLOG for 10% off!

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. AvatarJoann says

    Jordan you’ve helped me so so much from make up to cleanup! Thank you for keeping it real. Life gets messy and we get tired and you dont sugar coat things. Im glad you love and worship the Lord too!
    God Bless you & your family!!
    Joann

  2. AvatarHennah says

    Hi Jordan,
    Could you make Winter Printable versions aswell?
    We are in Winter here in Australia and I’d love to try this method out! 🙂

  3. AvatarSusan says

    Since my kids are 17 & 15 I don’t need the chore charts, those dang teenagers better know what they’re doing by now, but I am definitely using the bucket list one! Since we are redoing our budget, thanks to you, we can take some cool day trips. I LOVE Lava Hot Springs! My husband and I go every year for Valentine’s Day ?(We live in the Pocatello area) Hopefully I will get a chance to hi, if we happen to be there at the same time. I’m hoping that didn’t sound to stalker like. Lol! Thank you so much for everything you do, you’re AWESOME!!!

  4. AvatarShannon Verdun says

    I love the print outs! How do I edit them? It’s opening in a PDF but I can’t type on it.

    • AvatarKelly says

      When i opened the pdf there was a drop down menu and the top center and one of the options was “doc hub” and I could edit it that way and add my own text 🙂

  5. AvatarHannah says

    Ok, I am clearly technically challenged. Is there a way to type out my items on the list and then print? I don’t want to handwrite them.

  6. AvatarCyndi says

    Thanks for sharing Jordan!!!!! I can’t wait to implement this system!!!! It looks like it will be very effective.

    God Bless!!

  7. AvatarIna says

    These are some awesome ideas to keep kids busy! At what age do you introduce your kids to the clipboards?

  8. AvatarBridget says

    Interested to know what tasks you give your 3 year old.

    Also – can you provide a version we can edit?

  9. AvatarBianka says

    Hi Jordan, loving the free printables but the summer bucket list seems to be missing some parts to it. I only see 4 pages on the PDF file?

  10. AvatarCourtney says

    LOVE these free printables for the summer. we’re getting a SUPER late start on this (but participating in your ‘back to productivity month long challenge’ and super excited to get.something.done!) BUTTTT just wondering if you have a different printable for the kids chore charts that doesn’t have SUMMER on it??

  11. AvatarAlice says

    Wow. Jordan, what an inspiration you are! Thank you for your enthusiasm and fun but effective ideas. I don’t have kids but I am

  12. AvatarAlice says

    Oops I clicked on ‘post comment’ too soon! Just to reiterate, I thank you for your inspiration and fun tips, I don’t have kids but your videos help me get a grip, stay positive and take action. I am amazed you have energy to do all of the things you show us and run such a large family! Sending lots of love and good wishes to your growing family x

  13. AvatarCaryn says

    How do you handle when one kid wants to watch a show, but another child hasn’t completed their clipboard for the day or wants to do electronics instead? Do you have a designated time and make the others go somewhere else? How do you manage different kids watching different shows? We only have one TV and it is in the main living area, so we struggle to find a time when one child can watch something.

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      Ugh that so hard. We have the same issue! Sometimes I’ll let the child watch on my phone or on an iPad. Otherwise maybe they earn the screen time at night and they get to stay up a little later than the other kids. I hope that helps!

  14. AvatarCharlena says

    Love the charts but we have tried every way to Sunday to try and edit. Any help would be appreciated.

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      I’m so glad that you love them! These charts aren’t made to be edited, they’re just made for you to print out and write on. I hope that helps! 🙂

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