Let’s face it, many of us don’t enjoy doing housework but it just has to be done. Whether you have a large or small family or you live in your own you will need to keep your home clean and tidy.
However, cleaning your home can take a lot of time and it can take a lot of effort too. So how can you make housework easier on yourself? We have a few tips that can ensure keeping your house in ship-shape is less of a hassle:
Give Yourself Enough Time
You may intend to do every bit of housework in less than an hour but how realistic is this approach? You could well find that it takes longer than an hour to clean your home. Make sure you are realistic in your approach. Give yourself at least one hour to clean your house from top to bottom. You may have to give yourself a whole day if you’re giving each room a really thorough clean.
Giving yourself enough time will ensure you’re less stressed about doing the housework and you’re more likely to get things done.
Do 15 Minutes Each Day
If you simply don’t have enough time or energy to get your housework done in one go don’t worry. Why not do just 15 minutes of housework each day? It’s amazing what you can achieve in just 15 minutes, for example:
- Fold the laundry
- Hoover the living room rug
- Load the dishwasher
- Clean the sink
Giving yourself 15 minutes each day will stop the housework from building up. It can also make you feel happier about getting things done.
If 15 minutes isn’t enough time give yourself 20 or 25 minutes instead. A little bit of work every day will ensure that you’re not left with a long list of jobs to do every week.
Get Someone to Help you
If you can, why not get someone to help you do the housework? Delegate a few jobs from time to time. Ask someone to empty the dishwasher now and again. Ask another person to take out the trash or to sweep the floors. When you delegate some of the housework you make it easier on yourself.
If you cannot get someone to help you why not hire a house cleaning service? They could come to your home once or twice a week and do all the jobs that you hate. This could leave you with just a few bits of housework to do every week.
Put Things Away When You’re Done With Them
If a lot of your time involves you putting things away why not give yourself less to do? Simply put things away when you’re done with them and make the room tidier. It’ll also mean you will have a lot less to deal with allowing you to focus on other things.
While you may not be used to putting things away when you’re done with them it will become a habit sooner or later. You’ll get used to having a tidier and cleaner home and that’s never a bad thing.
Automate your Cleaning
These days you can get a lot of help from smart devices. You can buy robot vacuum cleaners that clean your floors as and when you want them to. You can set a timer on a dishwasher or washing machine so that everything is washed when you need it to be.
You can also purchase smart timers that you can set whenever and wherever you are. So, for example, you may want your floor to be clean by the time you get home. Use a smart plug and program it so a robot cleaner makes your floors very clean before you set foot through your door.
Knowing how to make housework easier on yourself is key. You need to see housework as being less of a problem. Think of it as making your home a nicer place to be. Use all of the above tips to help you deal with that mountain of housework. Give yourself enough time to get it done and let yourself feel good about doing a little bit of housework almost every day.