Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mom's Randsom Rubbage Box!

I found this great idea off of Pintrest!
I thought I had pinned it, but I guess not and I can't find it.  If anyone knows please comment to me so I can give credit where it's due :)  All I know is it was some super cute mom with lots of great ideas!

I do something similar to "the box" at my house. I put the items in a box when they are just laying around the house and if they want something out of it they have to pay me .25 cents out of their allowance money to get it back.

I thought this idea was more creative and made it fun! I made up some prints with items that I am constantly confiscating around our house!

If you would like to use these same prints just right click and save!



Here are the slips to put in the envelope. Read through them as there are some you may want to change to fit your families needs.


Clean out car
Clean out pantry
Pull weeds in back yard for 10 minutes
Pull weeds in front yard for 10 minutes
Rub dad’s feet for 10 minutes and do, ‘this little piggy’ to him.
Clean a sibling’s room
Wipe down kitchen bathroom toilet
Clean a bathroom mirror while singing any song.
Clean out silverware drawer
Wipe down outside of fridge and have a treat afterwards.
You are free but this is a WARNING!
Vacuum garage floor mats
Scrub upstairs bathtub
Give mom and dad a hug and say, “I will never leave my stuff out again.”
Wipe down walls by garage door
Wipe down garage door inside and out
Empty all garbage’s
Write a letter to someone who has done a service for you and tell them thank you.
Dust the plant in the kitchen bathroom
Fold 10 pairs of socks
Rub dad’s head for 10 minutes while telling him how thankful you are for him working so hard.
Rub mom’s head for 10 minutes while telling her how thankful you are she sweeps 200 times a day.
Sweep front porch and ride your bike around the block.
Watch siblings for 15 minutes
Clean out junk drawer
Dust living room
Clean front glass door
You are free but this is a WARNING!
You are free but this is a WARNING!
Tell all of your siblings 3 things you love about them.
Write 50 times “I will not leave my things out.”
Do 25 jumping jacks while singing, “I am a cleaning machine.”
Run around the house for 1 minute and see how many things you can pick up and put away.
Clean off the dining room table with glass cleaner.
Draw a picture of you picking up things and your mom and dad smiling BIG!
Make up a song about a clean house and perform it in front of your family.
Make your bed blindfolded.
Clean out a heater vent.
Do research on the computer about how to clean with baking soda.
While hopping on one foot, wipe the kitchen counters off.
Choose 2 items of yours to donate to Goodwill.
Vacuum the office.
Scrub an air vent with a toothbrush.
Hand wash 3 dishes
Scrub your toilet while singing, ‘whistle while you work’.
Pick up backyard, do a flip on the trampoline and beg your mother for forgiveness.
Sweep back patio
Design a machine on paper that cleans the whole house and gets you ready for the day.
Water the trees in the front yard.
Tell us the story, ‘The Little Red Hen.”
Organize mom and dad’s shoes.
Vacuum one set of stairs

We have been doing this for a week now and it's working fabulously :) 
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1 comment:

Melanie said...

We tried this for a week but it didn't work so well...my kids liked doing the chores too much (maybe I made them too fun)...we are doing allowance now (trying to get them to earn money for our disneyworld/cruise trip next year. They just have to keep their room clean the whole week and then get extra money for extra chores...if they don't do it..they don't get the money. I make a list of chores they did and they can see that one has done more chores than the other and it motivates them to do more. Having something specific to earn money and reminding them about the upcoming cruise has been a real motivator (plus we can milk this for a whole year). I LOVED this idea you are doing though...just was too much work for me!!! hope they stick with it.

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