Whether you’re single or married with kids, doing household chores can be a pain sometimes. That’s especially true if you’ve been working hard all week or juggling work with teaching your kids at home. You no longer have the time or the energy to meal prep, do laundry, and carry on some repair work. And if you try to catch up on these household tasks on weekends, you end up having no or less time for self-care.
Thankfully, many apps and services can give you a hand in keeping your home clean and organized. All you have to do is stop being hard on yourself and allow yourself to call or book a service. This doesn’t make you any less of a husband, wife, parent, or a responsible adult. For starters, outsource these tasks:
You may already be outsourcing some of your laundry tasks by dropping some clothes at the dry cleaners. But how about leaving your entire laundry duty to the hands of another person or shop?
If you’re single and not so busy, doing laundry can be therapeutic. But it’s a chore that’s anything but quick. So it may no longer be therapeutic if you have to do the laundry of other members of your household, too. Instead of spending hours each Saturday washing, drying, and folding all the clothes, you can collect all the dirty clothes and drop them off (or have them picked up by) at laundromats. You will then gain several hours every Saturday to relax, pick up a hobby, or hang out with your loved ones.
Deep house cleaning
A messy and unorganized home can lead to more stress in your life. You can keep your living area clean by sweeping and vacuuming regularly. But what about those hard-to-reach areas? Hire a cleaner instead.
Having someone to come in to deep-clean your home every month or quarter is a good way to keep it clean and healthy. Consider also hiring a weekly cleaner to maintain the cleanliness of the space. This way, everything you can’t cover on your daily sweep will surely be addressed. And with a clean and organized living space, you can focus on being productive, especially if you’re working from home.
In the middle of a pandemic, going out for grocery shopping can be considered risky. It’s better to do it online. Many stores now allow you to shop for goods through an app or their website. Then, you can either pick them up or have them delivered to your doorstep. You no longer have to spend hours outside, and you can better plan your shopping if you do it at home as you can see your pantry to check stocks.
Miscellaneous household tasks
Mounting a new flat-screen TV on the wall or assembling furniture you have delivered from IKEA isn’t only time-consuming. For many individuals and couples, these tasks can be filled with frustration and tension. Avoid getting stressed and have more time to taking care of yourself by outsourcing these odd tasks. TaskRabbit, for instance, allows you to leave these tasks to the hands of more equipped local folks. You can easily choose a local service provider whose rate and hours match your budget and daily schedule.
At a time of global crisis, life is chaotic. There’s no reason you should handle the chaos in your home on your own. You can always ask for help and free up some time to take a breather and care for yourself.