I know that a lot of people struggle to keep up on housework because they are so busy, and barely have time to do necessary things like eat and shower. I understand how frustrating and overwhelming it is to have to take the little bit of free time you do have and clean. Especially when its been a while. Well, I am going to give you a couple of tips on how to make your life easier, by doing things daily that won’t take up too much of your time and will save you hours on your free time.
First things first. Every single day, make your bed as soon as you get out of it. Studies have shown that people who make their beds first thing are generally happier, and I will tell you why. That first boost of accomplishment you get from getting something finished that early in your day will set the tone for the rest of the day. Start it off on a good foot.
Secondly, do a load of laundry every single day. If you separate towels and clothes, do a load of each every day. That means to wash, dry and fold. It will take so much less time to do it once a day vs. hours at the laundromat trying to do 100 loads of laundry.
Third, load your dishwasher before you go to bed. Or wash your dishes before you go to bed. It will make you so much less stressed in the morning to wake up to an empty sink.
Fourth, have a way to write down things as you run low on them. For instance, a dry-erase board on the fridge that you write down things as they are almost gone. This will make grocery shopping a goal, and not a chore. This will make it less stressful.
Fifth, always track bills as soon as you get them in whatever filing system you have. Whether you have a spreadsheet on your computer, or a filing cabinet, or just an alert on your phone, do it as soon as you get it. Having to go through piles of mail is awful, and accidentally forgetting to pay something could cost you.
You should also wash sheets and comforters once a week. The easiest way to do that is to wash your comforter in the morning and throw it in the dryer before you leave. That way all you have to wash and dry is sheets, which don’t take nearly as long.
Vacuum as needed, but also at least every other day. Just in the pathways. This will keep the traffic area of your carpet from dirtying up too fast, and also make it easier when it is time to clean underneath everything. Mopping is the same.
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