I’ve heard a lot of talk lately about parents wondering if the new online chart for managing chores, My Job Chart, can be used to help them organize individual chores. I decided to write my own personal experience with this and let parents know that it IS possible and that it does work.
My wife and I were just married 1 month ago and we are finally getting settled in to our new home (sort of:). As you can imagine, with purchasing a new home, getting married, coordinating moves, writing thank you cards, and a slew of other things we have to do right now, there is no lack of need for something to keep us organized with our to do lists.
We’ve started using My Job Chart to help us manage our day to day tasks like sweeping, vacuuming, mowing the lawn, dishes, bedrooms and other daily chores. It has worked surprisingly well and we’re saving up our points for a trip to Disneyland sometime in the fall or early winter.
What we did was sign up for My Job Chart and designated us to be parents. Then we added two kids and named them after us :). Then we assigned chores to our “kids” and designated which days we would perform certain tasks and added point values to each chore. Then we added our reward (a trip to disneyland) and gave it a point value. As soon as we get enough points we are headed to Cali with our two little sisters and staying the weekend. Can’t wait. So far we are well on our way.
The site is helping to remind us to keep our house nice and tidy and keeping us motivated to manage the daily chores. This is a great way to use My Job Chart if you don’t have kids yet but still think it is a great idea for organization.