A few months ago, I wanted to introduce a chore system to my two older kids that would 1. motivate them to work and 2. was easy for them to understand. I looked on Pinterest and on other websites for inspiration and decided on coming up with something on my own. It is simple, my kids can understand how it works, and was super easy to make.
The Chore Jar is placed just outside their bedroom's so that every morning they are reminded to do their part in keeping a clean and tidy home. There are two colors on the clothespins, green for my son and pink for my daughter; that way they know who is doing what chore. Of course there are incentives, like money, for which they are working, but it also teaches them to pay attention and to help out. So far, my four year old is loving collecting his allowance at the end of the week, and is always asking if there is anything else he can do to help. My eight year old, not so much...but we are getting there.
I'd love to hear what types of chore systems you have in place and if they work...because if for some reason this system fails, I'll be on the hunt again for something else.