We all work very hard to keep the house clean. As we all know household chores do take up a lot of time, have to be attended to on time and cannot be neglected. Getting things done on time helps us maintain the house and keeps it clean. Almost everyone would like to get more work done around the house. I'm always on a look out for tips to increase productivity while working around the house do try and make a note.
Do the toughest things first: Doing the toughest things first thing in the morning helps as we wake up fresh and well rested.
Having a plan and sticking to it helps: Schedule a realistic weekly plan and leave sometime aside for distractions. Having a list and attending to things on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis helps us attend to these chores on time. This way we can keep a track of which area has to be attended or needs cleaning.
Leave some time for a few changes: While scheduling try to leave some time for a few changes that may come in the way. If we have a visitor or a friend visiting us suddenly and we are unable to attend to our household chores as scheduled.
Prioritize things: There are a lot of areas that have to be taken care and most of these areas cannot be ignored, scheduling and learning to prioritize things helps. If we have to visit the grocery store and if the refrigerator is not organized keeping some time aside and organizing saves a lot of time, this way we have already made enough space needed to store the grocery in the refrigerator once we are back.
Remembering to do a few things together: While going grocery shopping try picking up the clothes form the drycleaners or visiting the post office on the way. Collaborating a few things saves us a lot of time.
Staying organized helps: Having the to do list ready for things to do the next mornings save a lot of time and helps us stay organized. Try setting a start time this helps us attend to things on time.
Reminders help us remember: Most times we get so busy that we forget to pay the bills on time or post a greeting card to a friend on time. Having reminders on the mobile phone or on the refrigerator is a good way to remember these important things.
Distractions: Distractions often take up a lot of time but keeping some time aside for returning phone calls or sending emails helps us achieve things on time. Staying focused helps. This happens to me a lot while dusting the furniture if I come across the newspaper and start reading it or while cleaning the book rack pick up book and start reading it and before I know I would have spent hours reading the book and this way end up avoiding attend to the household chores as scheduled.
Delegate some work to family members: Taking some help from our family members helps us finish doing things on time and leaves us some time to relax or read a good story to our children.
Try accomplishing little at a time: While attending to larger areas try finishing little at a time. Suppose if you decide to clean the whole kitchen try cleaning the inside the cabinets on a day and then schedule the next day to clean the cabinets from the outside. While attending to larger areas breaking these tasks into a few little ones often helps.
Find easier ways: Find easier ways to help save time, I often start my washing machine first thing in the morning while working in the kitchen this way the laundry gets done while I finish with packing lunches and serving breakfast. Using the right tools or things needed like a clean washed mop instead of a old used one makes it easier and helps us save a lot of time.