Motivated Moms is a pretty unique chore planner. There is an iOS app, which I have used in the past, as well as an Android App(not part of the review at this time), and there are e-books available as well. For this review, I was given my choice of the e-book version. I chose and received the color version chore planner with scheduled Bible reading, as seen below. The cost of the e-book planners is $8, and the apps are $7.99, with the iOS app having the option to purchase a 2 month trial for $1.99, and upgrading later. You can also choose a planner without the scheduled Bible reading if you’re already using something to keep track of your reading.
- Change hand towels in bathrooms
- Dust children’s/guest room(s)
- Change a/c or furnace filter
- Spend time working on basement/attic or storage space
- Clip children’s nails
Not painful, right? Admittedly, there are some things which don’t apply to me, like changing hand towels in the bathrooms. I don’t use hand towels in the bathrooms, because hello germs. We mostly use paper towels for hand-drying, but you could certainly make that fit your situation if you wanted. There are some chores, like changing towels, inventorying the fridge, and cleaning toilets that you’ll see quite often, and there are other chores like cleaning your computer screen, cleaning jewelry, and cleaning certain light fixtures that you’ll see less often. Each chore has a small box beside it, letting you check off that you’ve done that task that day. Not gonna lie, I like checking off those boxes. Sometimes they don’t get checked off because my marker goes missing, and then I can’t find a pen. I blame the short people who live here, they’re always running off with my things.
How I Used It
There really is nothing to using this planner. Just print out your pages, and check the page each day to see what your tasks are. If you aren’t used to using a planner to complete your chores, a good idea is to place your pages where you will see them often. My planner pages cover the whole week, so I just stick that week’s page on the fridge, and I’m good to go for that week. I’m in the kitchen pretty often during the day, so it’s a guarantee that I’ll be seeing my chore page 4758128187373 times a day. The kids think that they have to eat all the time or something, so I’m at the fridge a lot. If there’s something that doesn’t apply to me, I simply skip it and move on to the next task.
I enjoy using my Motivated Moms planner. I think $8 is a small price to pay for a year for someone to make an awesome planner that helps you keep up with your daily tasks, especially if you feel overwhelmed with keeping house like I did. Be sure to click below to read reviews from my fellow Crew Members. Some reviewed the iOS app, and others reviewed their choice of e-book as well.