If the words “pick up your dirty laundry,” are on a constant loop, welcome to the club. Keep your daily routine in order and chart a course for clean this summer. We’ve picked 10 of our favorites chore charts that range from toddler to teen, and electronic to seasonal. A few are free, and a few can be purchased for a nominal fee. And really, isn’t a few bucks worth paying to keep our sanity in check? Click through the slideshow below to see them all.

Magnets That Make Sense

This fully magnetic routine chart features beautifully-illustrated magnets that you can select for the day. Parents decide which tasks go where and select the magnet that corresponds to the assignment. When the "to do" is completed, kids move the magnet off the chart. What's great about this method is kids can have control over their routine. So while you decide what chores they do, they get to order the tasks for themselves. The morning and evening sets include six magnets each. There are dozens of more magnets available, too.

Available at mightyandbright.com, $27 and up.

photo: Mighty and Bright


Does your family use chore charts to help teach responsibility? Tell us which are your favorite!

— Gabby Cullen & Leah R. Singer


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