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A Chore Chart in Pixels

Let’s start with the obvious question of, what in the world is a Chore Chart in Pixels?  And, why do you need one?

How it all began…

I will be the first to admit that it took a little adjustment period for me going from a full time working mom to a stay at home mom to two under two.  Especially because becoming a stay at home mom wasn’t planned and to top it off, our lives were in the middle of some pretty large transitions.  Long story short, the child development center that I ran decided to shut its doors permanently, our daughter was about a year and half old and I was eight months pregnant.  Talk about a time of chaos!

After my husband and I decided this was the perfect opportunity for me to stay at home and raise our kiddos, I realized I had no idea how to be a stay at home wife and mother.  I can just hear the gasps from all the Martha Stewarts and June Cleavers out there (my mother included).  However, neither housekeeping nor cooking have ever been something I wanted to do, something I was good at, or something I strived to do.  On top of that, having two young kiddos to care for was quite overwhelming.

The Chore Chart in Pixels is born…

I have always had a love affair with planners, pretty paper, pens, markers, and stickers!  So, after many failed attempts of becoming a consistent Martha Stewart – June Clever hybrid (hahaha… just kidding), I finally found a system that worked and allowed me to be successful.  Basically, I made a reasonable list of everything I wanted to accomplish each day and then I put it into a grid chart.  Each day I picked a pen color and as I completed a task, I colored in the box.  It allowed me to know what I needed to accomplish, plus it gave me an overview of each month.  I could see where I was struggling to complete certain tasks, which allowed me to adjust and make another plan of action to allow me to be successful.

A Chore Chart in Pixels has worked so well for me, that I have started using it in other ways as well.  I have one for cleaning the house, one for keeping the kiddos on schedule, and a personal one that I use to track bill paying, date nights, exercise, and personal growth.  What I love about this concept is that it is so easy to adjust to what you need to track.  I have also included a few pictures below so you can see how I utilize this nifty tool.  I used a black sharpie to fill in the boxes for tasks I didn’t complete, making it easy to see areas I need to work on.

 

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Below is a free Chore Chart in Pixels, so you can simply print it and start tracking today.  I hope you find this as fun and useful as I have!  Feel free to let me know how it is working for you by commenting below or if you have any questions, feel free to email.

Chore Chart in Pixels – Dreams and Caffeine

Cheers to becoming a Martha Stewart – June Cleaver Hybrid,
Lisa

9 comments

    • Lisa says:

      Hey Amy! Thank you so much… definitely doing a lot of redesign for the website in hopes of making easier to navigate. Happy Monday!

      Cheers,
      Lisa

    • Lisa says:

      Yay… so glad it is helping you out! I love using it, because I work well knowing exactly what needs to be done. I also like to know where I am struggling so I can adjust to become successful. So far, it has worked very well for me. Thanks for stopping by!

      Cheers,
      Lisa

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Marielle! I am willing to do pretty much anything to make my chores more manageable and fun. So far, this has done the trick. Thanks for stopping by!

      Cheers,
      Lisa

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Danielle! Thanks for stopping by. I love to make anything I prefer not doing as fun as possible. Happy Monday!

      Cheers,
      Lisa

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