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.
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,
Soooo cute and awesome! Love the new categories as well! Have a wonderfully blessed Sunday!
Hey Amy! Thank you so much… definitely doing a lot of redesign for the website in hopes of making easier to navigate. Happy Monday!
This has been super helpful as a motivational tool for me. Thanks for an awesome idea!
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!
This looks like a fun way to mix things up. Thanks for sharing!
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!
Happy Monday to you as well!
Such a unique way to do a chore chart!! Love it!
Hi Danielle! Thanks for stopping by. I love to make anything I prefer not doing as fun as possible. Happy Monday!