Ok, so far I've not had a chance to even open up my computer to figure out how I might possibly get my charts onto it to transfer to box.com, or to all of you in any way.
So, I thought I'd just jot some notes about them until I can figure out the technical stuff.
Pretend you are looking at a binder opened up sideways. I use page protectors to store my charts, so a "two page spread" will have my chores and menus on "top," above the binder rings, and the kids chore chart for the same week will be "below" those rings. Are they even called rings? My vocabulary access is limited this afternoon.
Anyway, the way in which I slip the charts into the page protectors means that 1/2 of one week will be on one side and 1/2 of the next week will be on the other side of an individual protector. But, the two halves of a whole week will be side by side. Make sense?
My charts actually have headings that don't fit for this use as they were created years ago for keeping track of studies. The grid of boxes are set up 6 rows across by 7 columns down. The headings that were originally placed above these columns are Subject, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
On my personal chart, the labels I've penciled in under subject are: health care, breakfast, lunch, dinner, home, garden, and records.
Obviously, Sunday and Saturday aren't listed. In the border above the grid, I pencil in Sunday's info. Saturday is penciled into the border below the grid. It works for me. ;0)
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are self explanatory. Health care is where I remind myself to take supplements and which exercise I'm to do. Oh, I've recently added "milk cow" in this box. Like she'll let me forget. ;0)
The home row is used for the chores I want to accomplish around our house. Similar to Fly Lady, I've zoned out our home in the hopes that I can manage it well over each month's time. No, I don't always follow this, but when I do, our lives run smoothly.
So, it looks this for the week one page 1 going across page 1:
Up top Sunday- wash sheets. Make sandwiches for week's lunches (I don't always make the sandwiches, but it's a huge time saver when I do. And, I enlist help.)
Monday- dust/sweep master bed & bath.
Tuesday- organize master bath drawers, note necessities.
Wednesday- straighten/purge master closets.
Thursday- library work day (new on my chore list)
Friday- master bed & bath windows & lights
Week 2 my page focusses on kitchen & utility rooms.
Week 3 focusses on living & dining rooms
Week 4 focusses on outdoor chores that can be handled monthly (weeding various flower beds and any tree needs)
The garden row reads across m-f:
Weed/ water & canning/ weed & canning/ water & canning/ weed. Canning doesn't happen daily every week, and sometimes not at all. But, I have it there as a reminder of how to handle it in season.
Records reads across m-f:
Invoice/ knit/ bills & filing/ grocery list & menu check/ park & groceries
Week 1, page 2 for the kids' chores looks like this (ages 19, 17, 12, 6, and 20)
(m-f listed with very few changes other weeks other than swapping off yard chores and some library work. sat r&r, sun remove sheets and make beds back up again.)
W- bedroom windows, front door, closet drawers/ blow porch, patio, sidewalks, outside trash/ dust-wash kitchen table & chairs/ mow/ mop entry, hall, & bathroom, bedroom lights, sweep library
G-bedroom windows, closet, drawers/ master bathtub/ pantry straightening/ wash Mom's truck 1st thursday/ vac & dust truck, bedroom lights
N- clean under bed, closet, drawers/ toilets/ vac fireplace & couch, dust living room & entry/ outside trash & sticks/ clean door knobs&switchplates
Z- fill dog food container/ sweep utility & steps/ check dog food for grocery list, gather library books/DVDs that go to other libraries (if any)/ help straighten library/ water outdoor potted plants
H- living room & bedroom windows, closet/ microwave, kids' tub/ kitchen cabinet fronts if needed/ weed eat/ dust bedroom & living room, bedroom lights
Probably TMI, but hope that's a glimpse without looking at the charts. If/when I have more time to take my computer into town, I'll see if I can get the charts or something similar onto box.com.