Doing housework often takes a long time, and it is especially hard when you have to fit it in between having to go to work. You have to find a strategy for yourself and from there, carry on with it every day. There are a lot of ways to manage that time, that people who have been in your shoes have figured out and have shared these tips with the rest of the world. So here are a few tips on how to keep up with housework while going to work.
Make a plan.
Creating a weekly cleaning schedule, with certain tasks for every day, some big some small and you know which ones you have to do that day. If you get bored by the order, you can shuffle the schedule a bit. You can do this, or you can just plan ahead. Still, with a schedule, you wouldn’t need to constantly go around your head and constantly think about what to do tomorrow. So, a schedule is a better approach.
Unless you live alone, you can get your partner to help you out with the housework. You can put a few tasks on the cleaning schedule for them as well. And if your kids are in the appropriate age, they can help as well. If you are living alone, in that case, you don’t have to worry about carrying for a whole family and can concentrate more on yourself and your home. If you are single but don’t live alone, get your housemates to help out as well.
You can multitask by doing a few chores at once. You can go ahead and tidy up while waiting for the washing machine to finish with the laundry. Or you can clean the bathroom while waiting for the dinner in the oven to cook. And so on with various different combinations. Every time you know that one task can carry on by itself without your involvement, you can concentrate on other things, and this way you save a whole lot of time.
Work around your kids while they are busy
This way they are not in your way or need something from you. Children are always occupied with things and if not, it is very easy to occupy them. You can lave them to watch TV, play video games or read and meanwhile, you can go ahead and concentrate on the cleaning chores. If the kids want to “help”, just set an area where they can play pretend and encourage them of the great work they are doing. This might encourage them in the future when they can actually help.
Connect with your friends and neighbors
You can agree with your neighbors to help each other out. You call someone to come over and help you out with the chores and in return you do the same when they need it. The other option is to take the kids to your neighbors so they can hang out with their kids while you can use the home alone time to get the job done.
And that is it. There are probably many more ways that are helpful but we can suffice with just these ones as well. Hopefully, these will prove to be very helpful to you and make your daily life a whole lot easier. By the time the end of next week rolls by and these tips haven’t helped you out, there are so many more that you can find online who will probably be more effective.
Veronica Lee says
These are great tips. Thanks for sharing.
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