Chores

The Chore Maker spreadsheet assigns chores to individuals in a random manner for a one week period. It is able to assign up to eight people to as many as sixteen chores. See also our software for scheduling employees.

You can use this program to:

  • Assign daily household chores.
  • Randomly select who must eat their vegetables or other “not-so-favorite” task.
  • Resolve conflicts such as TV program selection in a fair and impartial manner.
  • Other applications that involve assigning things.

You simply input the information on the following form, press the “Chore Maker” button until the chore
distribution looks fair, and print the weekly chore schedule.


23-Aug-98

Input Date of First Chore Day

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Favorite Chore Weighting

Change

Chore Days

Qualified Candidates

Favorite Chores

Chore

Daily
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Ann Bill Jill Steve Ann Bill Jill Steve
Supper Dishes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes . . . Yes
Do Laundry Yes . Yes . . Yes . . Yes Yes Yes . . . Yes .
Pick Up Toys No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes . . . .
Mow Lawn No . . . Yes . . . Yes Yes . . . . . .
Empty Wastebaskets No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes . .
Eat Your Vegetables Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes . . . .
Select 8 PM TV Show Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes . . . .

You are invited to download a copy of this spreadsheet and use it as often as you
like.

The spreadsheet requires Microsoft® Excel® (Version 97 or later) and 154 Kb
of disk space. The compressed, self extracting file is about 133 Kb and should
download in a few seconds. After you have downloaded the self-extracting file
to your scheduling directory, find it in the Windows Explorer and double click
on the program name to extract the spreadsheet.

These spreadsheets have macros to assist you in scheduling. If your
Microsoft® Excel® Macro Security is set to Medium or High you will get a Security Warning
telling you that the spreadsheet contains macros by Shift Schedules. If
you click on the “Details” button you will see that the macros are
digitally signed by Shift Schedules indicating that the macro code has not
been tampered with after it left a Shift Schedules computer. The code is
as safe and trustworthy as it would be if purchased in a shrink-wrapped
box from a regular software retail store. If you check the “Always trust
macros from this source.” box, you will not receive this security warning
whenever you open a Shift Schedules spreadsheet. If you are interested in
more information about Digital Code Signing Certificates you can visit http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537361.aspx


Click Here to Download the Free Chore Maker Program

If you prefer to download an uncompressed copy of the Chores spreadsheet you can do that here:
Click Here to Download the Free Uncompressed Chore Maker Program

After you have downloaded the Chores Spreadsheet, go to our home page and
check out the scheduling programs including spreadsheets for:

  • Templates for 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts for 5, 6 and 7 days a week
  • Schedule everyone to 5 shifts a week at the push of a button
  • Rotating or fixed shifts for 24/7 businesses for a
    year
  • Assign people to a category, shift and location with
    drop-down menus
  • Randomly and fairly assign people to daily shifts
  • Scheduling employees to multiple daily tasks.
  • Assigning daily split shifts to your employees.
  • Scheduling employees to daily
    shifts and tasks.
  • Assigning daily calls to doctors.
  • Creating crews to perform specific jobs.
  • Making real estate office floor schedules.
  • Scheduling Adult Day Care Classes and Services
  • Dispatching Employees to up to 3 Shifts at up to 20 locations.
  • Assign multiple daily tasks to your people for up to a
    year
  • A calendar scheduler for assigning shifts and/or tasks for a month
  • Schedule limited availability college student employees to daily
    shifts
  • Schedule your batch operations (or employees) to
    successive jobs
  • Scheduling AM and PM school bus driver route and bus assignments