The wedding day and honeymoon is over and its time to go to your new home. A new home unfortunately comes with housework. There will be tons and tons of dirty laundry and housework to argue over and divide with your spouse. It takes both of you to mess it up and it will take both of you to get it organized and to keep it that way. Thankfully I have a husband that knows he plays a very large part in keeping our home looking nice. Honestly he’s a better housekeeper than I am.
Keeping a home in good shape takes organization and good habits. I want to share some pointers in making it easier especially for the ones that both the husband and wife work outside the home. It takes cooperation from both the husband and wife to make it work without housework being an overwhelming chore at the end of a long and tired day. When there will be entry of new bride in the house, then the домоуправител софия will lessen the burden of work. From cleaning to washing, all the things will be under control of the managers. The new bride will be impressed with the work of the professional house managers.
First let’s start with laundry. Here are a few tips to make it easier:
Purchase a laundry hamper that has three dividers and overhead rod for hangers. Sort laundry as you discard them. Use one divider for colored clothes, one for whites, and one for towels. Never ever put wet clothes in with dry ones not even overnight. They will mold and ruin your clothes. Hang the wet ones over head to dry. Reuse bath towels and hand towels.
You can cut down on laundry by having designated towels by color for each spouse. Wash a load as you get one large enough to make a load. Don’t let laundry pile up. Start laundry before starting other chores that way you can use your time to do other chores while it is going through the wash cycle. Don’t overload your washer. Use the right amount of detergent. You don’t want to waste time rewashing clothes. Fold and hang as soon as clothes are done drying. You don’t want to iron.
Here are some bathroom tips:
Wipe out basins and counters after each use. Keep everything organized. Both should have their own space and cabinet space for personal items. Control the clutter. Purchase small baskets or small cabinet organizers for under the sink to keep supplies. The one who empties an item refills such as; toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, soap.
Trash goes into trash can immediately Spray shower with a soap scum remover after each use. Towels are always hung up immediately after each use.
No home should be without a microwave for quick and easy meals. Wipe out after each use for easy cleanup. Use Non-stick cookware and baking pans. Rinse immediately after use for quick cleanup. Baked on food is harder to clean off. Line your pans in oven cooking with aluminum foil (Never use aluminum foil in microwave) whenever possible for easier cleaning. Keep a supply of SOS pads.
Remember everything has a home. Put away and clean up as you go. Wash dishes as you dirty them especially when cooking a large meal (unless you have a dishwasher). Never allow dishes to wait. As soon as meal is over clean up. Purchase a scrubby with handle that you can put dish detergent in for fast dish cleanup. Wipe up spills as they occur. A quick swipe in fridge every now and then keeps it looking nice. Don’t let leftovers sit very long in fridge. Freeze leftovers in a sectioned covered dish for a quick take to work lunch. Cook meals in crock pots whenever possible.
Clothes should always be put away and organized. Change your sheets at least once a week or as needed and wash them immediately. Each morning before leaving for work pull up your side of the bed covers. Keep your side of the closet organized on a daily basis. As time goes along you will pick up your own habits to make housework less a chore.
Some other tips are: Dust while on the telephone. You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish when making telephone calls and a dreaded task is over before you know it. You can be making a grocery list and one of my favorites is folding laundry and putting away the clothes while talking to my family. Watering plants is another one of mine while on the telephone. Pick designated days of the week to accomplish other chores.
For example: Mop floors on Mondays, vacuum on Tuesdays, and clean bathroom good on Wednesdays, etc. Housework then doesn’t seem such a hassle when it is divided up that way. Then you have your days off to do fun things together.