Subject to how sensitive in a couple or a family, household chores schedule is a source of endless discussion and disputes. Do not waste anymore time, organize and delegate for win time ! Set up a clear planning with all members of your tribe !
Planning means taking the time to think in order to be more efficient afterwards. Too often we hear: “I don't have time to organize myself! ". Sure, it takes time to organize and plan, but do you have time to waste time?!
After a point on all the household chores to be done, I present to you my best plans for planning them within your family and implementing the actions that will allow you to breathe.
What is a household chore?
Definition of yourhousehold appliances : Activities practiced at home for the maintenance or functioning of the family.
And yes, that includes a lot of things!
All household chores for our family
Household chores are endless. To help you break them down and categorize them, here are some categories for everyday tasks.
- List races
- Prepare weekly menus
- Shopping and storing
- Make meals / cook
- Preparing the table for the meal
- Tidy up the table
- Wash and put away the dishes
- Clean the kitchen (worktop, sink, etc.)
- Taking out the trash
- Floor sweeping
- Floor washing (tiles and parquet)
- To vacuum
- Clean the windows
- Clean the bathroom (shower & sink)
- wash the toilet
- Put the laundry in the basket
- Take down the laundry
- Dry the linens
- Fold and iron clothes
- Go to dry cleaning
- Store in cabinets, chests of drawers, cupboards and more
- take the mail
- Classify mail
- Reply to letters
- Pay the bills
- Track expenses and bank accounts
- To mow the lawn
- Take care of the plants
- Sweep the aisles
- Redo the paintings
- Take care of the vegetable garden
How to organize housework at home: the golden rules of delegation!
- Never ask the same task to 2 people at the same time!
- When you ask for something, don't do it yourself.
- Don't forget to thank and encourage.
- Start when the children are small.
- The most thankless tasks must be carried out by everyone in turn according to their abilities.
- If no one is designated to do a task, it will not be done, for lack of responsibility.
Don't tell people how to do, but what to do. They will surprise you with their creativity.
Household chores: how much time to devote to it?
Our time is precious, so it is better to define the time to spend on each task.
Estimated time for a quick & efficient cleaning
20 min stay
Office 10 mins
Bathroom 15 mins
Toilets 10 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 1 h 40 (Minimum)
For an in-depth interview, you can count double! More than 3 hours to put everything back in order: get a housekeeper becomes interesting for those who can afford it.
My concrete solutions: The best household chores schedules for the whole family
#1 Magnetic notebooks to put on your fridge to plan your week's tasks / List your shopping and write your menus
Everyone is involved, you delegate and the family finally participates!
#2 A KIFEKOI weekly magnetic board for the fridge
Done participate your whole family in daily activities and register who is responsible for what and when ! This makes it easy to schedule household chores.
Practical, the magnetic board can be placed on the fridge or any other metal surface.
Erasable and movable at will, it adapts to all situations and all ages!
Lots of formats exist, so don't miss out!
#4 A planning app to write down and share household chores as a couple
I recommend the app TODOIST to register:
- daily tasks and goals
- Share them with your spouse
- And note when they are done! (Our daily victories!😊)
This app is free and super easy to use.
#5 A free daily and weekly table to print and display
You can download for free and print in A4 format the 2 schedules to fill in for the organization of your household's activities: 1 daily schedule and 1 other for the week.
Household chores are so important in view of the time we devote to them. So taking some time to organize them is not wasted time..
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