The Household Chores Lottery

Daniel and I are working on a joint project. He came up with the idea, we went to Target and bought 3×5 cards, we both made a list and mutually designated values associated to the listed items, and then he wrote them down on the cards.

We’re still working on a keeping place for the cards. And a post to discuss how they work. But for now, let’s just say it’s an ingeniously little low-tech way for us to randomly and impersonally assign chores each day. Daily chores should take no more than 30 minutes. Weekly chores, perhaps an hour. Monthly, semi-annually, and annual chores, either longer than that or just more infrequently than daily, weekly, or monthly.

P.s. Anyone know where to find a recipe card box? Apparently they don’t exist at Target. Who knew?

{Photo: vierdrie}



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5 responses to “The Household Chores Lottery

  1. You could try office stores for an index card box.

  2. Pingback: I Washed the Dishes (Because the Cards Told Me To) | Behind Closed Drawers

  3. Joy

    your former roommate may have an index card holder that you can have…

  4. OOooohhh … I think I’ll take you up on that. 🙂

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