Being the light of the house, a mother is always expected to do most of the house chores for her family. Cooking, washing the dishes marketing/grocery shopping, house cleaning, tending the children, doing the laundry, ironing clothes, etc., are exhausting tasks for a mother to do alone.
Here are some tips to make the daily chores done with ease, making the house a home, a perfect world to live in:
Plan house chores ahead, make a list and schedule of the things need to be done on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Delegate and assign tasks to your children according to the age and kind of work he/she would be doing. In my home, we call it “duty”. Simple bed-making after waking up in the morning is already a big help.
A clean house makes it pleasant and beautiful, no matter how small it is. You can turn on your radio and listen to your favorite music station while doing the house chores.
Marketing and grocery shopping can be done once or twice a week, in my case we do it twice a week, groceries are usually bought on weekends. As much as possible, my husband and I involve the children in doing the grocery, so they will be aware of buying the right quality and nutritious food, and the prices as well. We also allow them to buy some junk foods like chips, chocolates and candies if the budget allows.
As much as possible, plan a two-week daily menu, it will keep you from worrying of what to cook in the next meal of the day. It will also help you in organizing your refrigerator. The use of Microwave oven is a very handy tool in the kitchen too.
Multi-tasking is great, rice cooking in the rice cooker while cooking the main dishes for a meal, laundry spinning in the washing machine while washing the dishes, are only a few of examples of how you can finish two tasks at a time.
If the family budget can allow to hire a household help, it is very important look for someone who can be responsible and trustworthy, for she will be living with the family.
I am through with my house chores for today and so is this article :)