Motivated Moms is a company I’ve been involved with for several years. You may have read my reviews of their great e-book planners in the past. Today’s review is different, however, because I’m reviewing the app instead of the e-book and I’ve used it for the past six weeks.
As homeschool moms, working moms, and really any women, I know a lot of us have a goal to get more organized. I do, as well! And the Motivated Moms app is a great way to accomplish it! What makes this chore system unique is that each chore is laid out for you–every day for the whole year. Each day of the week has different chores. And the once-in-a-while chores are sprinkled throughout the year, as well, so you don’t end up saying, ” Now when did I last. . . .?” 🙂 You’ll finish up the year having done your “spring cleaning” but not doing it all at once! It’s a schedule we all can do, with about 5-8 special tasks each day, in addition to your regular daily chores such as clean kitchen sink, read to children, Quiet Time, and exercise.
Some of the special tasks are: Sunday-make errand list, Monday-vacuum main floor, Tuesday-pay bills, Wednesday-dust children’s/guest room, Thursday-mop kitchen, Friday-change sheets, and Saturday-water indoor plants. Chores that aren’t weekly are worked in throughout the month or year. It’s very well thought out! Here are some of my favorites that are included. (I usually never do these or at least not as often as I should because I just don’t think of them!): Clean top of refrigerator, cut children’s nails, change furnace/AC filter, wash outside trash can, take dead leaves off of houseplants, clean computer screen and mouse, and clean front porch mat.
There are free samples on the website and you can download the iOS app lite for free and get two weeks to try it out! The app is for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch or Android. With the iOS app you get 2 months of preprogrammed tasks for $1.99 and you may purchase additional months via in-app purchase (99¢ for one month or $7.99 for one year). A new feature for iOS is the ability to sync between your iOS devices!
Now for the special features that make this app really great:
Below you see how you can simply check the task when it’s completed. It automatically moves to the bottom of the list so you can see what’s left to do at the top.
Below shows how you can assign certain tasks to a particular person by color-my son always takes out the trash, so he is color blue. It also shows you just the “Daily” Tasks:
Below shows you just “Today’s” Tasks (the ones that won’t come around again until a week later, or longer):
Below shows you “All” of the day’s tasks:
You can divide the tasks up according to rooms.
If there is a particular task that is assigned to the “wrong” day of the week for you, you can “hide” it and then add a new task assigning it to the day you want it. I did that with “plan meals” which I like to do on Friday before the grocery shopping trip on Saturday.
Next you see that there are certain special things you can turn on or off, such as the daily Bible reading schedule, moving checked tasks, or color-coding assignments.
If you need to print or email the task list, you can do that, too!