How to Manage Time for Housework

How to Manage Time for Housework

Sometimes it seems like there are never enough hours in the day. But with a bit of time management, you can make time for the things you need to do, like housework. Here are some tips on how to manage your time for housework.

1. Set realistic expectations.

Don’t try to do too much in one day or week. Spread out your housework over a period of days or weeks so that it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. “I’m going to clean the entire house today” rarely goes well and will just make you feel defeated.

Woman ready to do houseworks

2. Make a list.

Once you know what needs to be done, make a list of the tasks and prioritize them. This will help you focus on what needs to be done first and prevent you from forgetting anything. You can also create checklists for things throughout the house so you can just move from one task to another.

3. Set aside some time each day or week for housework.

Dedicate a specific amount of time to cleaning each day or week. This will help you stay on track and get the job done on time.

A woman feeling tired after doing housework

4. Try to clean as you go.

Have you ever noticed dishes are easier to wash if you rinse them off immediately? This doesn’t mean that you have to clean up every single thing as soon as you finish using it. But if you can, try to put things away and tidy up as you go. This will save you time in the long run and help keep your house more organized.

5. Use your time wisely.

Make sure you are using your time efficiently while you are cleaning. For instance, if you are vacuuming, move all the furniture in the room first so that you don’t have to keep stopping and starting. Don’t dust before you vacuum; you’ll just have to redo everything later.

A smiling lady wearing orange gloves

6. Take breaks.

Don’t try to do everything in one go. Take some time to rest in between tasks so that you don’t get too tired or overwhelmed.

7. Reward yourself.

When you’ve finished all your tasks, give yourself a pat on the back or a good treat like a good cup of coffee. This will help you stay motivated and look forward to the next time you have to do housework. Housework is always going to be a bit of a chore, but it shouldn’t be miserable.

a lady having a cup of coffee

8. Don’t try to do everything yourself.

Delegate some of the tasks to other members of your family. This will help you get the job done faster and free up some of your time.

With these tips, you should be able to manage your time for housework better. Dedicate some time each day or week to cleaning, and don’t try to do too much at once. Make sure you use your time wisely and take breaks between tasks. And finally, don’t forget to reward yourself when you’re finished!

Kylie Browne

Kylie is our friendly Community Manager. Organizing advocate. 80s music fan. Busy Mom. Amateur over thinker. Thrives on coffee and chocolate.

One thought on “How to Manage Time for Housework

  1. Heather says:

    I especially like the last tip of getting family involved. Having two teenage boys help get this house clean does help it get done a lot faster! It may not be done the exact way I would have done it, but they do a great job and it’s good enough!!!

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