Nobody prefers chores to play after a long day of work, but getting them done in blocks throughout the week means more free time on the weekend. Use a music playlist to help.
Over at the organisation blog Unclutterer a reader wrote in asking if there was a good way to avoid having every weekend turn into a two day frenzy of catching up on the previous week’s chores. They outline several techniques to help her including planning to attack a specific section of the home every day and committing to a 30-minute block every day after work. To help with the 30-minute block, use a cleaning mix:
Next up, commit to doing exactly 30 minutes of cleanup a night. You may do best if you do this 30 minutes right when you get home, or it may work for you right after dinner. Yes, you’re exhausted, but if you remind yourself that 30 minutes now will save you two whole weekend days, it’s pretty easy to keep moving. I have a “cleaning” mix on my iPod that is 30 minutes of fast tempo songs. I play it while I clean to motivate me.
When the mix is done, so are you and you’ve done your 30 minutes of cleaning for the day to keep the mountain of clutter and mess that was previously burying your weekends at bay. For more tips on managing your weekdays better so your weekends are more fun, check out the full article at the link below. Have your own tip to keep your weekends relaxed and restorative? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
Ask Unclutterer: Exhausted After Work [Unclutterer]