Tips to Organize Household Chores

Household Chores and Staying Organized

Creating a schedule for organizing chores is the best way to make sure the chores are completed. Work and school are constants during the week and can be used as a checkpoint around your activities. For example, load or unload the dishwasher before work. After you come home from work sort through the mail and throw in a load of laundry before you sit down on the couch, otherwise you’re likely to stay there. Keeping your organizing activities structured within your daily routine will help you stay on track.

Make it a Habit
Once repeat a behavior 15 times, it becomes a habit. If you wake up every morning and pick up the towels from the bathroom floor and put away all of the things you use while getting ready for just 15 days in a row, it will become a habit and you’ll do it without even thinking about it. Developing good organizational habits each day will help you stay organized throughout the week and reduce the odds that come Sunday morning you’ll have to do an exhaustive cleaning overhaul.

Hire Help
If there are certain chores you hate doing or chores that are seemingly impossible for you to tackle during the week, hire somebody to do it. A lawn service will gladly trim the hedges and rake your leaves. Can’t find time to vacuum and dust? Hire a house cleaner to come once a week. This will save you an unbelievable amount of trouble especially if these chores cause you stress

Get Family Involved
Make the chores a family affair. It’s hard to stay organized and keep things tidy if you’re the only one doing the work. Get your significant other involved and encourage the kids to pick up after themselves. Be sure to introduce the chores and organizational tasks as part of normal daily routines. Never use clean-up as a punishment. This will create a negative association with cleaning. It shouldn’t be seen as something bad or UN enjoyable, just something that needs to be done each day- like brushing your teeth.

Stick to It!

Keeping an impeccable home is a steep order, and let’s face it- isn’t possible for most people who are busy with kids, work or school. However, maintaining a home that is neat and tidy is realistic. Don’t get down on yourself because you’ve neglected laundry for three weeks and had to buy new socks because all of yours were dirty. It happens. But it doesn’t have to! The more you stick to your routine, the less likely you are to end up sock-less with a mountain of laundry at your feet.

This article was written by Erie Construction. Follow Erie Construction on Twitter for updates on home improvement.

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