What do you do to make house work easier?

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  1. Moms-Secret profile image81
    Moms-Secretposted 7 years ago

    What do you do to make house work easier?

    I am a Rookie Wife in need of some tips and short cuts in keeping house.  I can say that I was blessed with charm and creativity.  I am a strong business person and an out of the box thinker.  My downfall is house work!  Now that I am not working out of the house, I have no excuse.  Any tips on making it painless or at least less painful?

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  2. Toby Simon profile image37
    Toby Simonposted 7 years ago

    Well, house that have bigger area would really give pains to us when cleaning..any way,

    FIRST THING TO DO IS MAKE A SCHEDULE.
    If you make a schedule, you are more likely to be reminded to do the cleaning, your rooms will stay cleaner, you will feel less harrassed about it all.

    SECOND, KEEP YOUR CLEANING TOOLS WHERE YOU NEED THEM.
    of course you will not put your bathroom cleaning tools on your kitchen..put your bathroom cleaning tools near the bathroom or inside the bathroom..same goes to the other areas of the house..

    THIRD, TAKE AN IMMEDIATE ACTION.
    make your bed first thing when you woke up.
    clear the table after you eat and put your dishes at the dishwasher as you clear off the table...etc

    also make a spot cleaning..and tell the members staying in your house to put everything in order after they done something..this would help you to reduce some cleaning jobs..

    hope this helps..good luck!

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Housework is repetitive and boring.  A method I used at one time was to get everything clean first.  Then make a weekly schedule and do one room a day.  Once things are clean, it only takes 5 minutes or so in the particular room for the day to get it neat and clean.

    Next day move to the next room, do your 5 to 15 minutes etc.

    And if at all possible, get a part time job and hire it done.  It will make you happy and make someone else happy that needs a little extra money.  :-)

  4. Krysanthe profile image93
    Krysantheposted 7 years ago

    I recently started doing FlyLady's BabySteps.  She breaks house work into small and manageable steps to help you get started.  Its worked wonders for me, and I would suggest that anyone who struggles with housework and organization give it a try.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Following-FlyLa … ps-Day-One

  5. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    Play music on the radio or some of your favorite cd's. This way you keep an upbeat pace and the work gets done sooner. Mopping the floor doesn't always get what you want. Scrubbing the floor does. My cat tracks in dirt that dries which can't come off with a simple mop. Get down and dirty, on your hands and knees. Don't think of it as a bad situation or a pain that you are down there. Listen to a sexy song and wag your tail for a bit. It doesn't matter. Enjoy your time cleaning, even though it makes the tasks more tiring.
    Start on laundry first as it takes the most time. Don't begin with a large room, start with the bathroom. A woman's favorite place in the house. It is also one of the easiest. Because it is so small, you focus on everything you see.
    Mentally you should turn into a perfectionist. Any small crack, any layer of dust, even a speck of dirt, is not accepted in your home. The cleaner you make your place, the longer your home can last without having to clean it again.

  6. jacqui2011 profile image83
    jacqui2011posted 7 years ago

    I have to fit the housework around kids and work. I certainly dont want to be a housework slave, so I have a mental schedule which I stick to. I put the clothes to be washed into the washing machine and these are washed while I sleep. I do ironing once a week on a sunday for the whole family. I keep the house clean which means I only have to dust and vaccuum a few times a week. I clean the bathroom when the kids are in bed. Windows are cleaned once a month. Housework can be very boring, but necessary. I think the key is to establish some sort of routine so that nothing is left to mount up as this will only take up more precious time in the long run.

 
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