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How to keep on top of the chores you hate doing

How to keep on top of the chores you hate doing
  • Know the things you don't like doing
  • How to create a plan to tackle these them
  • How to keep on top of the chores you don't like

No matter how much you love having a clean and tidy house, some chores will never be a joy but still need to be done.

Maybe for you, it's cleaning the floors or the laundry. No matter what chores you hate doing, we have a few helpful tips for you in this post to help make doing these tasks easier.

Create A Chore Chart

Unless you live alone, everyone should pitch in and do their equal share of the housework.

However, sometimes they need a reminder, and a great way to go about this and to prevent repeating yourself ten times a day when asking teenagers to remove dishes from their bedrooms is to create a family chore chart so that everyone has their own chores that they're responsible for - clearly mapped out.

A chore chart doesn't need to be overly complicated but simply lists the tasks that need to be done each day, week, and month, and then specific tasks are assigned to each person in the house.

To keep things fair, the chore chart should be rotated weekly or monthly so that one person isn't stuck doing the same tasks all the time.

It also means that you'll only have to do your most hated chores once in a while.

Divide and conquer

Sometimes we just have to do things we don’t enjoy, and that's part of the joy of being an adult. Dividing larger tasks you don't like into smaller chunks is an excellent way to get them done when it's your turn.

For example, if you have a few loads of laundry to get through, but dislike this particular chore, try to do only some of it.

Do one load, dry it and put it away before moving on to the next. When you’re working in smaller chunks, you're less likely to become overwhelmed and give up.

Use a timer

A great productivity and time-management technique is to set aside a block of time for something you've been putting off and just get it done.

Use the timer on your phone and set it for 10 minutes, or as long as you think it will take to complete the task, then just focus on that.

If you've never tried this before, you'll be surprised just how effective it is and how quickly you work when you’re against the clock.

Everyone has a particular household chore they’d prefer not to do, so you’re certainly not alone in that. Still, if keeping a clean and tidy house is important to you, then we hope that by following some of the tips in this post, you'll find a way to tackle them quickly.


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