when my children were teenagers and into sports every Saturday, I had a housekeeper. I paid her $40 for three hours work once a week, so I had my bathrooms and floors cleaned weekly. I was never one for doing rosters, and then nagging them to do the chores. I tried a pocket money deal, but that didn't work. I basically did all the chores, but they were responsible for their own stuff. If their clothes were not in the laundry they didn't get washed. If they wanted to change their sheets that was their job, to strip the bed and remake it. If they wanted to be taken somewhere or do something that impacted my time, they had to help me do what I wanted done first. so if they were going to be going to a friends place, I had washing to do first, they helped with the washing. that sort of thing. For me, it was just easier to do what I wanted to do, and let them be. they are all adults now, and quite capable of looking after their own houses, so they have turned out just fine. marie.