Laidback Household Chores Checklist

I posted a checklist that I had made to my Instagram stories recently and many of you said that you needed it in your lives, so here it is! Now you can copy and paste it and adjust it as you please! Keep in mind that everything below is just what works for us, you can alter it by adding or removing anything you’d like. I printed ours out and put them in dry erase pocket sleeves. We keep them hanging on a peg rack in our dining room and mark each thing off with a dry erase marker when it’s completed.

This works well because it’s in a common space and helps my husband and I to stay on the same page. We can see what is done and what still needs to be done! If you want to be petty, you can use one color and your partner can use another so you’re both pulling equal weight… I’M JUST KIDDING….. or am I? Happy house cleaning!


Receive/Sort Mail

Feed/Water Animals

Vacuum/Sweep Up

Wipe Down Counters

Rinse Sink


Wipe Dining Table

Set Out Food for Next Day (unthaw, put ingredients out)

Pick Up Toys


Water Plants

Laundry: Wash, Dry, Fold, Put Away

Vacuum House

Meal Plan

Grocery Shop

Take Out Garbage (Thursday)

Return Library Books

Church (Sunday)

Empty Fridge if Expired Foods

Clean Toilet

Bathe 2+ Times

Trim Kid’s Nails

Disinfect Handles, Lights, Toys etc (mostly during flu season)

Plan Homeschool


Call Family + Friends

Family Night

Cut Grass (seasonal)

We add each person individually that we would like to call so we can check them each off.


Mom and Dad Date

1st Week: Bathroom

2nd Week: Kitchen/Dining

– Disinfect Cycle on Dishwasher

– Wipe Down Inside of Fridge

– Clean Microwave

3rd Week: Bedrooms

– Wash Sheets

4th Week: Living Room/Halls/Laundry

– Vacuum Out Chouch

– Disinfect Cycle on Washer

I have the whole first week of the month to deep clean the bathroom. I have the whole second week to deep clean the kitchen and dining room and so on. I love that I’m not held to a specific day, basically I have to clean the bathroom at some point during the week. It works well for me, minimal pressure!


Wash Shower Curtain

Sort Tax Information

Do taxes

Clean Hard to Reach Places:

– Behind Dressers

– Beside Washer and Dryer

– Behind the Couch

– Behind Fridge

– Behind Stove

– Under Sinks

– Inside Oven

This schedule is such a personal matter but I believe this list is a great place to start! Hey, it may work perfectly for you too! Let me know what you think!

xxoo Kate

10 Ways to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water

Sometimes it can be so hard to get children to drink water. I think it’s safe to say that most kids lean towards the sugary drinks if given the option, but that’s not a very healthy habit to form. Things like juice or some chocolate cashew milk (my children’s fave) is fine here and there but what about the water?! Here are some fun ideas to get them drinking that H2O.

  1. Make it a game. Sometimes we all sit down at the table and have a chugging contest to see who can drink their water the fastest. My kids are really competitive with odd things like this so they are always excited when they “win”!
  2. Add fruit. Adding fruit whether it be lemons or strawberries makes it so much yummier! These stainless steel tea infusers are fun for the kids to dangle in their own cups. There are also water bottles that have infusers built in like this one. OR- just toss the chunks in.
  3. Offer a reward. Sometimes a chocolate chip goes a long way. “Finish that water and I’ll sneak you a choco-chip”—Works like a charm.
  4. Have them eat ice chips. I don’t know what it is about ice, but my kids could munch on ice chips all day. If you don’t have a built in ice maker, these portable ice makers are pretty cool!
  5. Add a dash of juice. I know we try to avoid the sugar but if it gets them to drink a whole glass of 99.9% water, the trade-off is worth it in my book. My kids love when I add a dash of apple juice.
  6. Put it in a fun cup. Sometimes putting water it in a water bottle or fancy glass makes it more fun to drink! My kids seem to carry it around with them and sip on it all day.
  7. Set a good example. Sometimes I exaggerate when I’m drinking water like, “MMM, this water is SOOOO good. I just love water. Water is the best.” It becomes a bit more appealing because they seem to want whatever I have these days.
  8. Explain to them why our body needs it. I have one kid who needs to know ALL the whys! Often times, if I just give her the reminder that our bodies need it to function, that’s enough. Disclaimer- This will likely not work on feral children. I know this from experience.
  9. Give them a straw. Straws just make things easier to drink, am I right? Even I find it easier to drink when I have a straw. We love these stainless steel ones!
  10. Make popsicles. Freeze water with chunks of fruit in a popsicle mold. These are the best to hand your kids when they’re outside playing. These molds work so well, and there are even baby sized ones!!  

I hope you’re able to try out some of these ideas and best of luck to you my friends!

xxoo Kate

The Ultimate Budget List

We don’t know what the future holds and that’s exactly why it’s a good idea to have a plan. Creating a budget is a wonderful way to get on top of your finances. By laying out each expense, you are able to see where your money is going, what can be adjusted and then you can figure out how to save up and become debt free!

Becoming debt free is a huge goal of mine so I created a budgeting list and wanted to share to help others with similar goals… or if you just want to see where the heck all of your money is going!

Below is my ULTIMATE BUDGET LIST print off.

Here’s to saving, becoming debt free and enjoying financial freedom!

Other valuable resources:

Budgeting Journal

Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover

Cash Envelope System

My cousin also shared with me this super cool debt free chart that can be found here!

xxoo Kate