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How to track your chores and tasks

When you have school, friends and hobbies to think about, it can be easy to forget your tasks at home. Tracking chores may help you stay organised and remember what you need to do and when. If you get a bit of pocket money for chores, tracking your chores also means you won’t miss out on earning some money! Here are some fun and useful ways to help you stay on top of your responsibilities.

Chore charts

A chore chart can be as simple as a list of what you need to do, with a box next to each task that you can tick once you’ve completed it.

If you do chores on specific days of the week, list your chores down the left side of a page or board and the days of the week horizontally across the top. Then, tick off once you’ve done a chore next to the relevant day of the week.

Or you can use a whiteboard or chalkboard to make a reusable chart – get creative and decorate it with drawings and words that represent your goals or things you like!


Chore jars

For something a bit different, you can label small jars or containers with each task and place a marker like a button, bead or straw in the jar once it is done.

When sharing chores with your siblings or other family members, use name cards so everyone can see who has done what.

Calendar apps

If you have your own phone and have permission to do so, you can use a calendar app to add events or reminders for your chores and when you need to do them.

Always make sure to speak to your parents or caregivers first, before downloading any apps.

Chore tracking apps

There are even apps designed specifically for tracking chores. Cozi has a to-do list you can create and share with your family.

Wingboat’s Chores and Allowance Bot sends you reminders when you need to do a chore and helps you track your money if you get paid for any tasks.

Ways to stay motivated

  • Make it a game: See how long you can keep a continuous streak going, or time yourself while doing something and try to beat your own record!

  • Celebrate milestones: Treat yourself if you don’t miss any chores for a month! Ask your parents or caregivers if there’s something small but special you can do or have, like an extra dessert or a later night on a weekend.

  • Set goals1: If you’re earning money for doing chores, think of something you’d love to save up for and work towards it. The Westpac App even has a Savings Goal feature that allows you to create a personalised goal and set up an automatic transfer to help.

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Things you should know
This information is general in nature and has been prepared without taking your objectives, needs and overall financial situation into account. For this reason, you should consider the appropriateness for the information to your own circumstances and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. 


1. Savings Goals: Both an account holder and an authorised user can use the Savings Goals feature, including to view, add, edit and delete the savings goals on a Westpac Life or Bump account.