Are you feeling overwhelmed with the amount of housework you have to do? Housework can quickly pile up, causing you to feel stressed for time. If you’d like to get your housework under control, these tips will help you streamline the process.
The first step to streamlining your housework is to prioritize your tasks. You don’t want to waste time doing a chore every day when that chore could easily be done only once a week. To prioritize, make a list of all of your housework tasks. This could include any chores, cooking, and shopping you need to do to keep your house running efficiently. Once you know what your tasks are, you can decide what’s most important and schedule your housework accordingly.
Chunk Tasks Together
You can streamline your housework by chunking tasks together. If it’s laundry day, be sure to do another task while the clothes are in the washer and dryer. You can pick any task that will fit in between loads, such as picking up the toy room or doing a load of dishes. This will keep you keep busy while you’re waiting on laundry, effectively streamlining your housework process.
Deep Clean Once a Month
Although it might seem counter-intuitive, deep cleaning your home on a regular basis will actually save you time in the long run! Even if you do a great job of completing all of your chores each day, invariably something will be put out of place. By deep cleaning your house regularly, everything will be put back where it belongs, effectively saving you time during your day-to-day chores.
Don’t Take a Day Off
As tempting as it might be after a long day at work, don’t take a day off. If you ignore your housework for a day, you’ll have much more to do the following day. You’ll end up scrambling trying to get it all done, which can cause you to be ineffective and slow down. Instead, commit to accomplishing all of your designated tasks for the day and don’t sit down until everything is done!
If you have a lot to do around the house, streamlining your process can help you get things done faster. This gives you more time to spend with your friends and family. What tips do you have for streamlining your housework?
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!
Thursday 18th of June 2015
These are really good tips. I definitely try to maintain the cleanliness of the house and find it works to decrease the amount of time I need to clean on the weekends.
Genesis 950 All Purpose Cleaner & Stain Remover
Wednesday 11th of February 2015
This is a great article! Organizing yourself and keeping on schedule makes cleaning so much easier.