No matter what kind of residence you live in – a house, an apartment or even in a shared rental accommodation, it’s true that you need to take care of your own space. In fact, the sooner children can feel a sense of responsibility for their bedrooms, the better. Tidying up, making our beds, and cleaning from time to time helps us take pride in our quarters, which is much the same thing as taking pride in our appearance.
Yet sometimes, alongside all the other measures we must attend to in life, this process can feel a little overwhelming. We might not have the time to battle our mountain of laundry, or to deep clean every weekend, and that can lead us to feel rather unkempt. If you’re not unkempt in the slightest, you’ll likely feel this more, because you’ll have higher standards you will lament allowing to slip.
Keeping on top of those household chores, then, is as much about working smart and organizing as it is working hard. So, what techniques could we suggest to help you stay on top of your chores without feeling them to be a burden? Let’s explore that together:
Take It Step By Step
There’s no shame in breaking up your chores into incremental parts. You don’t have to clean an entire household in one day. You can do it over the course of two weeks, or even incrementally. Perhaps Wednesday is the day where you vacuum the living room and the kitchen. Maybe you hire a cleaner to do the bottom floor, and you’ll do the bedrooms. Little steps that help you keep on top of things without having to feel as though your time is being wasted is a great idea and equates to washing your dishes as you use them, rather than letting them build up over time.
Follow A Few Tried & Tested Methods
It’s important to follow a few tried and tested methods before you move forward. Techniques of this nature, such as adding essential oils to cleaning solutions and more, can help you gain the best control over your tasks. Even simple things such as purchasing a container for compost can help you recycle some of your foodstuffs more easily. It’s the little things that count.
Split The Responsibility
If your children area a certain age, it might be a good idea to have them tidy their toys and make their beds. If your teenage son sits in his room playing video games all day, enlist his help to wash the car or clean your home for the promise of some kind of reward, even if that’s a nice treat for desert. You don’t have to do it all yourself, you know. Enlisting help and splitting the responsibility in your family, even if that means your partner needs to wash the dishes after you cook, can help chores become more democratically allocated instead of a singular approach.
With this advice, we hope you can more easily keep on top of those household chores for good.