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    Default Chores and money for 7 year old

    My dd has been asking for an iPad for over 12 months. I told her yesterday if she could save up half the money I would pay the other half. She's very keen to do it. I need some ideas of chores for her and how much the going rate is these days. Making bed and cleaning bedroom are out as I think they should just do that anyway. I'm not worried about how long it takes her to save this is a bit of a lesson that work = money and so she will appreciate it a whole lot more knowing she's worked for it.

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    What about weeding, washing car, taking out rubbish?

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    I don't think she'd be able to lift rubbish into bin, but she could do the recycle bin daily. I don't know that I trust her near my garden I love that haha, I might get her to feed the animals daily too or rotate with that with siblings they will want jobs to no doubt

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    Un packing the dishwasher (if you have one)

    Setting the table

    Clearing the table

    vacuuming and dusting her room (or lounge room)

    Feeding any pets

    My daughter does 'shoe shine' where she polishes and buffs her and her sister's school shoes.
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    My DD has to help us sort and fold the clothes washing, she also does the bathroom sinks and vacuums the mats. She is also expected to dry the dishes that are hand washed - mostly plastic. She is 7.

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    Great few ideas there, what's the going rate these days for a 7 year old? I don't want to give her to much but at the same don't don't want it to take until she's 16 to save enough lol

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    My 7 year old has done (or does) these jobs

    Takes rubbish bag and recycling out.
    Brings empty bins after they have been emptied.
    Unpacks dishwasher.
    Folds and sorts clothes.
    Vacuums the car (we all do this together), wipes over interior of car.
    Waters the garden.
    Skims the top of the pool.
    Feeds the cats.
    Sets the table.

    ETA mine get $1 per job. Their money goes on a chart and they have to put some in the bank each week (school banking) and the rest they get in holidays to spend. This holidays they had about $20 or so each to spend on whatever they wanted.

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    If it's a 'big/involved' job we give $1 otherwise she gets 50c a job, but in saying that, our dd isn't saving for an ipad, she just has a general saving up for piggy bank.

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    My 5yo does the following for $10 a week
    empties dishwasher daily
    clears table
    packs hers and her sisters toys away before bed
    cleans room/make bed

    She also "helps" when we do the washing and gardening too

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    Thanks everyone she is creating a border for a chart as we speak and asking me every time I move if I would like some help haha

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