The basic concept is to create jobs, of which your child is the overseer or manager for the day. For example, one child will be assigned as the kitchen manager every Tuesday and Thursday. On these days, they are responsible for making sure the kitchen stays clean all day long. They will check in on it throughout the day and make sure it is clean when they go to bed. You’ll be shocked how much more careful they are of messes in the kitchen on their kitchen day. They will be watchful of other people when they make a mess in the kitchen. Everyone else will be watchful too! If someone sees a mess in the kitchen, they know who to call!
The great part about this schedule is you can hang up one chart and reuse it for months! We have created a schedule and used it for up to six months, before doing a job scramble and switching up what days or jobs everyone has.