Tired of being the person who does the majority of household chores? Wish the kids would either actually do their chores or stop fighting over them? Why not try this great new free site Chore Buster. This site was created in order to help you generate chore schedules that will be doled out fairly to all the members of your household.
How cool is that?
Whether you live alone and just want to make sure that you remember to clean your stove once a month, turn your mattress or wash the floors twice a week; or live in a household with kids of different ages who should be able to do some chores I’m sure you’ll find that Chore Buster is just what you’ve always wanted, even if you didn’t know that you did.
Using Chore Buster you can easily create a free account, add the members of your family who are able to do chores and assign tasks that should be done, daily, weekly or monthly. Chore Buster then automatically schedules the tasks according to the persons ability or availability and rotates them through the list of household members so that they are distributed fairly. So if your daughter washes the dishes tomorrow evening, your son might get the chore the next night and so on.
I think this is great. I didn’t create a chore list for my husband and I because we are actually pretty good about household chores. We both do just about everything. I think the only chores we defer to the other are 1. garbage – he’s usually the one to take it out, but I’ll often gather it up, and 2. He doesn’t like cleaning the bathrooms and doesn’t do the best job when he does do it so I end up doing it, but otherwise we’re pretty fair in this house. I may however still sign up and assign chores – at least it would help me remember to do the chores that only get done once in a while.
I did however go through the hand Chore Buster Demo to see what it was all about so that I could tell you all about it. First of course you should register for an account. Once you’re ready to get started begin by adding the members of your household who can do chores. Once you are done adding your family members you can edit each persons listing and assign a task level of normal, or only 75%, 50%, or 25% of the regular household chores. Like this:
Once you’ve finished adding and editing the members of your home you can move on to list all the chores that regularly need to be done around the home. Chore Buster has a handy already created list of chores that would need to be done in most homes that you can import into your account to save on your typing. Once you have listed all of the chores you can set about editing each one:
As you can see you can choose to not assign certain chores to particular people, decide how often it should be assigned, and give it a skill level.
Once you are done adding all the members of the household, editing each person, adding chores and editing them as well, make sure that you have checked that at least one member of the household is sent the list of chores weekly or even daily.
I can see this taking a while to set up properly, especially if there are several people in a home with varying skill levels, but think about it – how much time do you spend assigning chores now, or being frustrated when the kids start fighting over chores. Once you’ve spent the time to set this up you can pretty much forget about it. You’ll get a regular email with a new list of chore assignments and the tasks will be rotated through the members of the household so everything will be distributed fairly. No more fighting! No more wasted time assigning tasks!
What do you think? Are you going to give it a try?