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Free Printable Chore Chart

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When I shared my chore chart with you guys on Monday, I had lots of people chime in in the comments and on social media that you’d love to have a blank version for your own use. And since I’m not doing much but sitting around waiting for a baby to show up (I can’t stay pregnant forever, right? RIGHT?!), I jumped at the chance to work on a blank version for you.

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The chore chart is set up exactly like ours are, with daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal sections, except each section is blank and ready for you to fill in with your own chores. I made this an editable PDF, so you can open it up in your PDF reader and just fill in the blanks on your computer before printing. Or, if you prefer, print it out and fill it out by hand.

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Once you have the chores listed, I recommend laminating it (or,”fake” laminating it like we do by putting it in a clear sheet protector) and then using a wet or dry erase marker to mark off chores everyday. That way, you aren’t printing a new chart all the time!

A few folks have requested we share what chores are on our lists so you can get a starting off point. Not all of these chores listed below apply all the time (obviously, we aren’t mowing in January), but this will give you an idea of the types of things we have on the charts:

Daily

Some of these items are listed under “daily” but are really more of an every-other-day kind of chore. Mostly, they are listed under this heading just to make sure they get checked everyday to see if they need attention, if they don’t, they just get marked off the list until the next day.

  • Water & Feed Animals
  • Dishes
  • Clean Counters
  • Clean Stove
  • Clean Sink
  • Sweep Kitchen
  • Straighten Bedrooms
  • Straighten Bathrooms
  • Straighten Upstairs
  • Straighten Great Room
  • Scoop Litter Box
  • Swiffer
  • Laundry
  • Walk Puppyface
  • Defrost Dinner
  • Sort Mail
  • Recycling Out
  • Trash Out
  • Compost Out
  • Empty Stair Baskets
  • Water Plants/Garden

Weekly

Just like with daily, some of these could probably be pushed out to be every-other-week tasks, but having them on our weekly lists reminds us to at least check them on a weekly basis.

  • Sweep Floors
  • Dust
  • Clean Bathroom Sinks
  • Straighten/Hose Carport
  • Straighten/Hose Off Porch
  • Clean Microwave
  • Wash Bedding
  • Straighten Laundry Area
  • Clean Out Car
  • Brush Puppyface
  • Vacuum
  • Sort & Drop Off Recycling
  • Trash to Dump
  • Mow & Trim Top of Property
  • Mow & Trim Bottom of Property
  • Mow & Trim Garden
  • Push Mow
  • Clean Toilets
  • Clean Tubs & Showers
  • Mop
  • Trim Puppy’s Toes
  • Shock Pool

Monthly

Some of these items might need to be more frequently for you, but once a month seems to work well for us on these guys.

  • Clean Out Litter Box
  • Clean Fridge/Freezer
  • Clean Cabinets
  • Clean Oven
  • Clean Mirrors/Art
  • Clean Light Fixtures
  • Sweep Stairs
  • Straighten Dungeon
  • Wipe Down Appliances
  • Straighten/Hose Basement Apron
  • Straighten/Hose Deck
  • Wash Windows
  • Sweep Basement
  • Sweep Barn
  • Straighten Barn
  • Mow & Trim Around Lake
  • Wipe Down Fans
  • Vacuum Upholstery
  • Replace Chlorine Pack
  • Spray Weeds
  • Replace Furnace Filter
  • Clean Out Fireplace

Seasonal

We’re still working to finalize our seasonal lists. We’ll probably need to get through a full year before we have these lists down pat, but so far, here’s what we have for each season:

Summer

  • Organize Barn
  • Organize Basement
  • Clean Woodwork
  • Clean Out Pantry
  • Wash Curtains
  • Wash Throws
  • Wash Rugs
  • Mend Clothes
  • Wash Doors & Knobs
  • Wash Switch Plates
  • Rid-X
  • Plant Fall Crops

Fall

  • Organize Barn
  • Organize Basement
  • Clean Woodwork
  • Clean Out Pantry
  • Wash Curtains
  • Wash Throws
  • Wash Rugs
  • Mend Clothes
  • Wash Doors & Knobs
  • Wash Switch Plates
  • Rid-X
  • Clean Out Closests
  • Split/Stack Firewood
  • Plant Winter Crops
  • Close Garden
  • Test Smoke Detectors
  • Schedule Chimney Sweep
  • Schedule HVAC Maintenance
  • Winterize House
  • Close Pool
  • Store Outdoor Furniture
  • Clean Out Gutters

Winter

  • Organize Barn
  • Organize Basement
  • Clean Woodwork
  • Clean Out Pantry
  • Wash Curtains
  • Wash Throws
  • Wash Rugs
  • Mend Clothes
  • Wash Doors & Knobs
  • Wash Switch Plates
  • Rid-X
  • Set Up Birdfeeders

Spring

  • Organize Barn
  • Organize Basement
  • Clean Woodwork
  • Clean Out Pantry
  • Wash Curtains
  • Wash Throws
  • Wash Rugs
  • Mend Clothes
  • Wash Doors & Knobs
  • Wash Switch Plates
  • Rid-X
  • Clean Out Closests
  • Plant Spring Crops
  • Test Smoke Detectors
  • Schedule HVAC Maintenance
  • Clean Out Gutters

Do you use a chore chart or schedule in your family? What kinds of things are on your list?

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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13 Responses
  1. I’m sure it’s something technical to do with things growing in it but I have this image of you guys running to the pool and shouting at it every week, to shock it!

    I have a weekly and monthly to do which includes exciting things like, wash make up brushes, back up laptop, as well as the usual cleaning and change of bedding. Some of the weekly stuff has to happen on certain days, rubbish and recycling is a Monday night/Tuesday morning thing (can’t put the rubbish out until Tuesday or the foxes rip into it!). The monthly one has stuff like clean oven, scrub hairbrushes, clean washing machine, feed plants and so on. I don’t have a list for daily tasks but if I did, it would be washing up, making lunch, clear kitchen counters, wipe up bathroom! It mostly gets done but I hate cleaning the floors so that’s the one that slips!

  2. Dani

    Why are you guys shocking your pool weekly?

    Also we found a good source of more natural pool chemicals, if you’re interested!

    1. Craig

      To be honest, we’re just following the same procedure that Cass’s dad always did! I’m sure there’s a more cost efficient way to balance the chemistry, but for the moment, shocking once a week seems to keep everything in check!

      Do you have a pool? What do you do for yours? Enlighten us!

  3. Thank you! My husband has been asking me to create something like this for a long time. He’s awesome with to-do lists so I’m eager to fill in our chores, then he can start checking them off 🙂

  4. Thank you so very much! I was one of the original people who commented, hoping for a blank version to download. My prayers have been answered!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  5. Amanda

    Hey there, I am trying to fill out my name on there and it won’t let me. PS- Thanks for this… I’m getting my man on track too! LOL

  6. Jess

    I too find that I have to clean my dungeon monthly 😉

    Seriously, though, thanks for posting this up–we live in an apartment but it’s amazing how fast we get behind on cleaning & then it all piles up, so I think this will REALLY help!

  7. I have never seen such a perfect chore chart! It includes really everything! I am very happy to find it! I will finally be able to have all the cleaning jobs at home done on time! I really like it! Thanks!

  8. Lea Ann

    Thanks for making this available! I’m a newish homeowner and all the maintenance has really gotten away from me. I like having this far reaching plan so that I keep in mind stuff that only gets done rarely, but really needs to be done (like changing the AC filter, and weeding the yard before it becomes an epic quest). Checking things off a list is pretty much crack for me, so hopefully this pretty chart will motivate me to actually do the chores too! Thanks again

  9. lizbeth latta

    Good post! Like Nic, I have a weekly and monthly to do which includes exciting things like, wash make up brushes, back up laptop, as well as the usual cleaning and change of bedding. Some of the weekly stuff has to happen on certain days, rubbish and recycling is a Monday night/Tuesday morning thing For my two cents , if anyone has been searching for a VA 9 , my assistant discovered a blank document here “https://goo.gl/PWPo4j”.

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