Think of this as a short list of essential household tasks. It's a bottom-line list of chores and activities necessary to keep things running at a basic level.
With a working plan, the household stays afloat, even when time is short.
What's on the list? Every family has slightly different needs, but most checklists provide for these functions:
basic accounting chores: bank deposits and bill-paying
meals and menus: clean dishes, grocery shopping
laundry: necessary clean clothing
home management: once-a-day pick-up, weekly cleaning of bathrooms and kitchen
Another time-honored choice is the refrigerator door, but use whatever area is central to your family. The written list aids accountability, because everyone knows what must be done before anyone can do extra stuff...
Give your household a Magic Minimum to maximize your family's opportunities for summer fun!