Sometimes life is overwhelming at my house with household duties, kids activities, work and volunteer projects. Don’t even mention the grocery list. Where did that get put anyway?
Today I wanted to share with you a little tip my family uses to help keep us organized and creates another way to communicate things that need to get done or bought.
My kids are twelve and fourteen. They both received an Amazon Kindle a couple years ago for Christmas. Instead of using paper chore charts or sticky notes, I decided to take advantage of their love for technology. We have downloaded an app called Wunderlist on their Kindles as well as my husband and I’s smartphones.
This program and others like it allow you to create lists and it shares them among all of us in real time. I have created a grocery list and a family to do list that I share among us all. Did you just finish the last bottle of shampoo? Put it on the Wunderlist. Need cheese for the tacos tonight? Put it on the Wunderlist. As long as I have my phone with me, grocery trips are so much easier.
I can also assign projects to certain people. My kids add things they see that need done around the house. Instead of arguing about who needs to do them, I look at the list and assign it to whoever has time that day or whoever’s turn it is to accomplish that task.
This little app has helped our family of four function better together and helps to lessen the squabbles and miscommunications that can make a home full of tension.
Things still fall through the cracks. We are after all, human. But this one change has made a difference in our home. Maybe it can in yours too.
I pray blessings over your family today as we all try to navigate and manage those pesky to do lists that can cause such stress in our day.