Last week I posed a few questions regarding household chores and I wasn’t too surprised when so many of you chimed in. I often go in waves when it comes to the day-to-day tasks of managing a household. Some weeks laundry really gets on my nerves and I want to go on a cooking strike, and other weeks I’m inspired to try new recipes and I find cleaning somewhat therapeutic. Whatever mood I’m in on any particular day, the thought of making any household duties easier is very appealing. That’s why I asked a few blogger friends to share some of their best household chore tips to make the everyday tasks a little easier.
Dawn from Inspired Living
“I like to keep my meals simple, healthy, and tasty. Therefore, I keep a well stocked freezer and pantry filled with wholesome foods: salmon, lean meats and chicken, frozen veggies, and healthy grains such as quinoa, brown rice, and whole wheat breads.
I also cut down meal prep time by creating my own home made spice blends for often cooked meals: grilled chicken with seasoned veggies, chicken fajitas, and lean burrito bowls.”
Sheila from Sheila Zeller Interiors
“Clean your stainless coffee pot 1-2-3! Throw away your bottle brush, this job requires no scrubbing at all.
1. Sprinkle 1/8 cup baking soda into the bottom of your coffee pot, and fill with boiling water.
2. Let sit for 10 minutes, 15 is more than enough. If you have another household task to tend to, now is a great time to knock it off the list!
3. After sitting for 10 or 15 minutes, pour out the water and give your pot a quick rinse. You won’t believe how the inside will shine!
This trick also works well on a stainless thermos and the inside of a vase. If using on a vase, just ensure it can take the heat of boiling water. See how easy it is to do two things at once when you’re tackling your household tasks?”
Nicole from Scrap Me Baby
“Super excited to be part of this (my very first guest posting experience)! While I certainly can’t claim to be any kind of expert house cleaner, I do have one strategy that has helped me tremendously- group like with like.
As a mom of two little girls, both of whom have been “helping” from a very young age, I find when we group like with like it’s easier for them to figure things out. We have tags on our toy bins, so everyone knows what stuff should go where. Both girls’ rooms have an organized area set up for their accessories. It’s really simple for them to pop their necklaces back onto the hooks which keeps their rooms looking neater. All of our craft supplies live together, etc.
I find this helps to cut down on the clutter- when everything is together we can easily see what we have (avoiding duplicates), and making put aways easier. I hope this helps you!”
Sandra from Simple is Pretty
“I HATE cleaning the bathroom. The worst part of this household task is cleaning the toilet. I live on an acreage and we have a well that provides our house with hard water. Therefore, I could never get the toilet “clean”. I would scrub and scrub, using many different products including bleach and vinegar. Nothing would get rid of the awful toilet ring!
So when I stumbled upon this product at Bed, Bath & Beyond a few weeks ago, I was skeptical. But this ‘Bath Stone’ removed my toilet bowl ring with just a little scrubbing as it removed the mineral deposits on the porcelain. If you are plagued by toilet ring, I definitely recommend giving it a try! (I have not been paid for recommending this product. I’m just sharing it because it solved my toilet ring dilemma.)”
Jennifer from Classic Style Home
“My kids have definite ideas about what they want to wear, but aren’t always the best at matching. Many times they’d “forget” their underwear and socks, too. I don’t have time to help all three of them get dressed every morning, so I bought an organizer at Target that hangs from their closet rod with six individual cubbies. Each cubby holds an entire outfit, including matching socks and underwear. We spend a few minutes on Sunday night picking out clothes for the week, and we’re done!
My little guy is only five and can’t reach the top cubbies so we figured out a different system for him. I decided to put together an entire outfit for him with socks and underwear included, roll it up, and store it in his dresser. He only has to choose “a roll” in the morning to get dressed. He loves that he dresses himself and I love that he comes downstairs in the morning with matching clothes!”
Thanks Ladies! All fantastic time savers for sure!
Do you have a tip to make household chores a little easier? Let us know in the comments!
Enjoy your day!