Friday, July 16, 2010
Recently my husband and I really cleaned and organized our home and backyard. This means that we can always enjoy the cleanliness if we invest a little time maintaining it. To help us out, I thought that a chore chart would be the key. I've set this up to be able to print on a notepad (according to vistaprint.com specs) that we can keep on the fridge (they have a magnetic option) to make sure everything is getting done. The problem I find with chore charts that you can purchase (like these ones from Knock Knock, a company whose style I absolutely love) is that chores really are specific to the household (for example, we have no pets, so cleaning up after pets isn't a chore for us). If you design your own chore chart, you can make it fit your home, family, and chore needs perfectly!
For this recipe you'll need:
a bold condensed font (I used Headline One)
a regular condensed font (I used Arial Narrow)
a fun (gender neutral, if you want the boys in your family to use this) color palette
lines and tab box (a rectangle that is modified)
In Illustrator, I made a background color (blue) and a white box on top. Then I added "HOUSEHOLD CHORES" as a headline at the top, set in Headline One. To make my tabs, I simply made a rectangle with the rectangle tool and then used the direct selection tool to modify the shape of my rectangle. I made enough tabs for chore days (I take Sundays off) and positioned the tabs (and lines) evenly over my page.
To print this online, I will need to make a PDF of this file and upload it to my online printer!
And here is the end result! Something that I think will help us stay on track!