Remember this magnetic key holder I made a while ago? Well I don’t actually use it for a key holder. I found a higher purpose for it to fulfill. It’s now the Chore Chart and Chore Checklist Holder in our home. Much better huh?
Now that my kids are older, they don’t need my picture chore chart cleaning checklists. If you have small children those are awesome though. Check them out HERE.
They DO however, need a checklist so they don’t forget all the things that are expected of them when they do their “deep cleaning jobs”. That’s what we call them in our family. They are done once a week (on Monday). Then the rest of the week they are in charge of “tidying up” the room they are assigned to.
As you can see, there is a rectangle piece of sheet metal under the room chart. The little buttons are magnets and they represent each child. (we need to head to the store and get two more). Those magnets get rotated clockwise every week by me, and me only. Then there is no confusion.
These are the rooms the kids deep clean. We obviously have more rooms in our house than just 4, but these are the ones we have the kids help with. We also have a Bedroom Cleaning Checklist for each of their rooms too. This also makes it so that there is no confusion as to what I expect to be done when I ask them to “deep clean” their rooms.
I don’t know about you, but I will ask my kids to go and clean their rooms and when I go to check on them, they have stuff shoved in every possible corner they can. Under the bed, in the closet, on top of the dresser, in the drawers and under the dresser. UGH! With a checklist, they know exactly what I need them to do.
Now, you are wondering how to make them so snazzy, huh? With the dry erase marker hanging from a ring and all? I know, I’m awesome! 😉 I’ll show you how!
Start out by printing the checklists, then cutting them and laminating them. You can download them HERE as a zipped file. Be sure to unzip them BEFORE trying to use them.
Next, make the Key Holder. DIY tutorial HERE.
Now with a hole punch, punch a hole in the corner of the checklists. Insert a colorful key ring into the hole (I found mine at Wal-Mart).
Now get out your drill. Put the tiniest bit on it that you have and drill a hole into the side of the lid of the dry erase marker you bought.
Now thread them through the key ring on each list like so:
You’re done! Now choose which day your family will do their “deep cleaning” on and stick to it. Make time for it and be consistent.
This works great with the “Brain Box Binder” Year Round Cleaning printables I made for you too!