It is normal to post a chart every week showing the assigned responsibilities of each resident. Usually the assignments rotate.
-Clearing the table after meals
-Doing the dishes, pots and pans
-Emptying waste baskets and putting out trash
-Cleaning their rooms, making their beds
-General house cleaning, dusting, etc.
-Walking the dog if a pet is involved
-Bringing in the mail and newspaper
-Minor snow removal
-Minor lawn and flower care; watering
-Setting the table for next meal
-Keeping their bathroom neat
It is suggested that a system of “rewards” be set up for good work.