Keeping House: Is There a Better Way?
December 3, 2010 12:07am CST
If your life is packed full caring for a spouse, children, housework, and a job, you are under a tremendous stress. How do you set priorities? Who or what comes first? And who or what gets lost in the shuffle? I may not be a time-pressured woman, but sometimes the activity that I give up first is housekeeping. In spite of labor-saving devices for homes, I still have fewer hours of leisure time per week than I do a decade ago. What can be done to help stressed-out women? Is there a better way to organize our homes?
• Garden Grove, California
7 Dec 10
hi carolobis well as a retired elderly woman I guess I have togo bvack two years when I was housekeeping, I wou ld deep clean one room a day a nd pick up the others till the whole house was straight then I could relax as there were only my adult son and myself. I picked up each day and got rid of newpapers and such. so messy got taken care of and the rest waited til its cleaning day.two adults do not get a house dirty uch just the dishes of course and cleaning counnters and stove.
7 Dec 10
Hi, sweet Hatley. That is what I am trying to do lately as well around the house. I'll even have the next weekend as a general cleaning day for the family. We will be keeping away stuff that we don't usually need and try to give them to the needy, or throw it away, as garage sales isn't much of a thing here in my place. I live with my husband, son, brother and sister and my mom. My mom being sentimental about all of her things...imagine how much do we need to clean up! Haha! She's kept all the wedding souvenirs she got which she have attended in the past decade. The difficult thing is the convincing part, eh? Oh well, we all have to do our share about this housekeeping. Anyways, we will all be benefited if we have a tidy house to come home to. And, thanks to you again for sharing. xoxo
3 Dec 10
Don't know how much time you can save around the house, it seems to me there's always something do to, no matter how much I try. I keep a few simple rules: solve emergencies as soon as they occur (leaking water, broken devices and so on). Share responsibilities with everyone. Put everything on a shopping list and do all shopping once per week; whatever wasn't on the list, will just have to wait till next week. Don't let dishes pile up over night, because they're going to depress me the next morning. Those are just a few, I'm still working on developing more time-saving methods.
6 Dec 10
Thanks, NoWayRo. You just gave me some good tips in keeping the house. Certainly, I will be checking on things to fix around the house this coming weekend. We do share our responsibilities in the house. Even my 10 year old kid have chores to do everyday, like keeping the fridge neat and clean. Shopping is not much of a problem, we make shopping list too. And it saves not only time but money as well. I would like to know more of your time-saving methods, thanks again.
4 Nov 11
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