6 Amazon Alexa charts to use around the house

There are thousands of skills available for Amazon Alexa. But sometimes you want more customization and personalization. With Alexa Blueprints, you can do just that.


We’ll show you six Alexa charts that you can set up and use around the house in a matter of minutes.


1. Babysitter

With the Babysitter Planner, you no longer need to create pages of instructions or hope that the babysitter will remember everything you tell them. Alternatively, you can develop a voice-activated skill that gives them an answer to any question they might think of.

The first is the ability to provide the sitter with morning, afternoon and evening schedules. You can also store information about allergies, medications, and any private notes that Alexa will give on demand. There are customizable options if you want to tell the babysitter where the items are and how to do things. You can also provide a list of emergency contacts that Alexa will transfer.

Now, if your babysitter needs a hand to find your baby’s diapers, she can just unlock the skill by saying “Alexa, open my babysitter” and ask, “Where are the diapers?” Alexa will then give them the location you specified during setup.

2. Pet sitter

The pet sitter scheme is very similar to the babysitter scheme. After all, caring for a pet can be more like caring for a child. Like a babysitter scheme, you can provide details of:

  • Schedule your pet in the morning, afternoon and evening.
  • Any allergies, medications, or special notes you need to make your sitter aware of.
  • Where do you find things?
  • how to do things.
  • Emergency contacts, such as your vet.

If the pet sitter wants a list of emergency contacts, for example, she can say, “Alexa, open my Pet Sitter” and ask, “What are emergency contacts?” Alexa will run through the entire list, giving each entry a name and phone number.

3. Who turn

Whose role is a useful blueprint for resolving disagreements about whose role it is to do something. Instead of lengthy discussions about why someone should or shouldn’t do the laundry, let Alexa decide at random from a pre-set list. Alternatively, it can be an excellent addition to a party or game night where random selection is part of the fun.

There’s also an option to choose the next person on the list, which is ideal if you have a specific rotation of chores or aren’t sure what their turn is to go grocery shopping. You can add a lot of names too — it seems like there’s no problem adding 30 names when setting up a schema.

To make the skill a little playful, you can also customize the said phrase when selecting the name and playing the sound. To use the skill you’ve created, you can just say, “Alexa, open Whose Turn,” and Alexa will choose someone from your list.

4. Routine chart

Like Whose Turn, Chore Chart Blueprint can resolve conflicts by bringing Alexa into the mix. It’s a new way to get rid of a chart stuck in the fridge and can encourage kids to take a more active role in their chores by using Alexa to help.

First, you list all your family members, and then all the work they can do. Next, you assign chores to each family member. This Blueprint planner gives you the ability to schedule home chores for certain days and can also provide reminders on certain devices at a specific time.

If your child has Amazon Echo Kids In their room, for example, you could set a reminder for them to take out the trash at 7 p.m. on a Tuesday. Once the chores are completed, you can record that the individual has completed a chore. Additionally, you can quickly check pending chores by ordering a family member’s chores list.

Alexa will also keep track of how many chores were done over the course of the week by assigning a single point to chores completed. If you ask for the weekly score, Alexa who completed the most chores this week will return, which could lead to some healthy sibling rivalry.

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5. Flat fellow

Perhaps you don’t live in a family home and instead share your home with other adults. In this case, Flatmate Blueprint might make home sharing a little easier. Similar to the babysitter or pet sitter charts before, the Flatmate chart is a guide for your home.

You can make rules for different areas of the house, such as the kitchen or the living room. For example, you could make a list of living room rules, such as turning off the lights and cleaning up after yourself.

There is also an option for Alexa to provide contact information upon request. Rather than providing a list, this skill requires someone to ask for the details of a specific person, such as the owner or a maintenance worker, before Alexa gives them a phone number. You can also add email addresses or physical addresses to this contact information if you wish.

Finally, you can provide instructions on how to perform certain actions such as paying rent and where to find things. Now, your new home partner can use Alexa to learn about their new surroundings by saying, “Alexa, open my Flatmate” and asking any questions they might have.

6. Sahib

The Sidekick Chart allows you to create a cute skill that simulates a realistic sidekick. In setup, you can submit questions you might ask Alexa, and then the answer you want.

As you build the skill, you will see plenty of questions and answers that can be used for inspiration. For example, the question “Alexa, do I have any flaws?” It’s set to “Yeah, you’re almost good looking. He can be distracting.” You can offer different forms of questions to make the process more natural.

There is also a large selection of sounds that complete your answer. In the example above, the answer is given before a melodic percussion is played. Overall, this skill can brighten your day and put a smile on your face, as Alexa tells you exactly what you want to hear every time.

Simplify Home Life with Amazon Alexa Planners

There’s no need for complicated chore lists or help pages for your babysitter anymore. With Alexa Blueprints above, you can have a virtual task manager or home assistant that takes some of the daily stress out of home life and spends more time doing what you love.