“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And although a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him – a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” ~ Esslesiastes 4:9-12
Part of running a household is having everyone on board. If the family works as a team, the home can run efficietly.
Now that you know what needs to be done, it’s time to have a sit down with the rest of the family. Explain your goals for your home. Explain why these things are important. Allow for input and discussion. Now it’s time to figure out whose responsibility is what.
Once you have the tasks laid out and who will do them, make a master copy of the daily and weekly schedules. It’s always a good idea to have the schedules somewhere everyone can see them. You can laminate them or put them in a plastic sheet protector and use a dry erase marker to check them off as they are done.
1. Don’t nag! “Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.” ~1Peter 5:3
2. Let each person be responsible for their own chores, don’t do it for them.
3. If you have children, maybe a chore chart with a reward system will work.
4. Make it fun! If you family sees you acting like chores are drudgery , they will respond in the same way.
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