It’s fair to say that most people would rather do something – or anything – other than household chores. And it can certainly create real tension if you feel that your partner or roommate don’t make their weight. But what if someone told you that there was no need to argue with your chores? And did you know that there are actually several ways to make them fun? It may seem hard to believe, but there are ways to make your household chores much more bearable.
What are the most unpopular tasks?
Even if you’re one of the few not bothered by household chores per se, surely there’s going to be a job you don’t like so much? A familiar example is washing dishes – especially if you’ve created a culinary masterpiece and now have pots and pans stacked in the sink? The thought alone can send shivers down your spine after a tasty meal.
For 69% of peoplecleaning is the worst part of cooking – according to a study by the cookware brand Circulon. And there’s a very good reason why dishwashers are such popular appliances!
But what else? Well, the laundry process has a few chores that can mess with people’s wicks. There’s also plenty to do: gather all your dirty clothes, load them into the machine, and find a way to dry them all. In winter, it can be a real challenge without a dryer. And it’s not thinking about everything ironing which must then follow. So many things to moan about potentially.
Ways to make your chores more fun
That said, have you ever tried to find ways to make your chores fun? Believe us, there is a way. And they can be as simple as putting your favorite radio station or playlist in the background. Suddenly you’ll find that the chores start to speed up as you sing the lyrics to the next song. If you’re vacuuming, you don’t even have to worry about being overheard!
It’s a bit of a hard sell, but you can try encouraging someone to help you with your household chores. If the other person needs convincing, just tell them that twice people take half the time.
You can even think of chores as a cheap, efficient, and convenient home workout. It’s true – adults can burn up to 2,700 calories per week just by cleaning the house. Over the course of the year, this will add up to some serious fitness work. Best of all, you don’t have to pay to go to the gym and you don’t have to try the latest fad diets.
You can even give yourself a sneaky reward every time you complete a “workout.”
How are you going to make your chores more bearable?
So, yes – it’s true. Some household chores aren’t the most enjoyable thing on our to-do lists. Still, there’s no need to feel annoyed about having to do them — or your partner or roommate not doing them. The right approach can make any chore more enjoyable. It can be anything that motivates and encourages you. And that might be the best thing!