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Wednesday
Mar292017

Make Chores & Family Organization Fun with the Homey App! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Homey. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)  

Do you ever feel that getting your children to do chores can sometimes be like pulling teeth? Household chores and organization are definitely not at the top of the list with my children, but I find that when I make those activities fun they are more than willing to do them. Thanks to Homey, an app that teaches your children the value of hard work, you can now get everyone in your home doing their share of chores! Homey is the family organizer app that every household needs. It replaces the chore chart with a visual photo list and makes it easy to assign and finish-off chores. We love the visual photo list and it makes chore-time a fun-time! 

Here is how the Homey App works:

Show kids how money is earned.

Homey app helps you to teach your children the value of hard work and how that can lead to rewards. Chores help teach kids that money is earned and not just given. You can pay kids commissions based on chores they do around the house like taking out the trash, cleaning their room, or mowing the grass. And you can also set responsibilities that are not paid to teach kids that everyone needs to contribute to the household – and Homey still provides motivation with fun incentives.

Support long term goals.

Mastering delayed gratification is one of the biggest predictors of future financial success! Teach kids financial responsibility by providing them with incentives that differ in value. With Homey kids learn they need to work longer or harder to earn more. And since they can see the progress bar that tells them how much they already earned, they learn to manage their funds and stay motivated and engaged in working towards long term goals. Homey also features a wishlist, so children can practice setting goals for themselves and learn the value of their work.

Teach real life financial skills.

Homey enables you to transfer allowance and extra money kids earn directly to their savings or checking account. If your children don’t have bank accounts yet, you can open one for free at most banks. This way you can teach your child how banking works, they can accumulate interests on their savings and you can be sure that their money will stay safe. Depositing money to the bank encourages long term saving and discourages impulse spending. A child’s first bank account should not come with a credit card.  Making financial mistakes during early adulthood can be extremely costly. Start building good financial habits with Homey now.

Connect the whole family.

Homey app lets you manage chores, allowance and rewards for the whole family. To assign a chore to your family member just take a photo of what needs to be done, select one or more of your ofyour family members and choose how many points and coins the chore is worth. They will get a notification with a photo of the mess and when they will clean it, they will take another photo, so you will see the results immediately and make sure it’s done as it should be. Images will help children make a visual association of the task with the action, but they will also provide everyone in your family with motivation and accountability to do chores better.

I absolutely love that Homey makes doing chores for my boys fun and not a dreaded task all while teaching responsibility. Chores can now be rewarding and you will teach your children life-skills that they will use into their adult life. And, the best part? Your kids are rewarded for their work! Each chore is worth coins (currency in Homey that kids can redeem for rewards) and points (for responsibilites that are not paid). When my boys have completed enough chores, they can redeem their points for a reward that I have set. This can be tv or screen time, a toy, allowance or whatever you as the parent choose. You can also set up rewards that differ in value which teaches your children to be financially responsible. And now, Homey features allowance transfers! This enables me as the parent the ability to safely connect my checking account to my child's savings and promote saving allowance for long term goals! How awesome is that?

I am super excited about Homey app and would love for you to try it as well. It is available to download for Free on both Google Play and in the Apple App Store.

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