Chores, chores, chores. Do any of us really like doing them? There are general daily chores in the house and then bigger ones lurking around the corner.
But, here we are. We’re writing an article about getting the house all spick-and-span and you’re reading it. Presumably to procrastinate from actually doing them; but, thinking about doing the household chores has to count for something. Right?
So, we’ve gathered a list of the absolute must-dos when it comes to chores in the house. We’ve also broken them down into four more-palatable segments so you’ve got a better idea about the urgent dustings and the later problems.
Daily Household Chores
First up, the list of things you have to do at the end of every day. They can nicely round everything off before you head on up to bed and gently snooze away in the knowledge that everything is done. These tasks need to be done daily so you have free reign of the things you can do and use the next day. For example, your favourite mug!
- Making the bed in the morning
- Feeding pets and little ones
- Taking the pup for a walk
- Collecting the (junk) mail
- Making your packed lunch
- Cooking dinner
- Doing the dishes
- Cleaning the kitchen sides
Weekly Household Chores
Next up, it’s time for the chores in the house that take up a nugget of your weekend. Other than having the satisfaction of a completed to-do list and a sparkling home, there’s no need to pretend to like these ones. But, here’s the list to ponder over and designate to other family members!
- Taking the rubbish out to the bin
- Taking the bin out to the kerbside
- Mopping the floors
- Vacuuming the carpets
- Watering your blooming lovely plants
- Changing the bedsheets
- Dusting shelves and sils
- Cleaning the bathroom
- Doing the laundry
- Heading out for the food shop
- Mowing the lawn (in spring and summer)
- Changing hand towels, kitchen towels and flannels
Monthly Household Chores
Now we’re at the monthly chores, they’re getting a little bigger and an extra pair of hands won’t hurt. Plus, you’ll get a bit more of your time back. That said, at Seep, we’re all about staying sustainable; and that means being personally sustainable, too. So, finding a set time - like a bank holiday - to get your monthly chores in the house done helps you feel like you’re still getting your weekend to recuperate. Here’s your to-do list for the month:
- Weeding the garden
- Cleaning the outside bins
- Getting shut of out-of-date cupboard foods
- Giving the fridge wipe-down
- Cleaning your extractor fans
- Washing the dog
- Giving the car a sort-out
- Finding clothes for the charity shop
- Cleaning the oven, microwave and other foody appliances
Yearly Household Chores
The phrase “spring clean” didn’t just “spring” out of nowhere, you know! While it doesn’t have to be done in the springtime, some chores in the house do need some attention once a year. This makes sure there’s nothing lurking where it shouldn’t, especially pests and mould growth. A good time to get these tasks ticked off is January; when all the Christmas decorations need to head back into storage!
- Shampooing the carpets
- Deep-cleaning the upholstery
- Changing towels for new bamboo ones
- Re-caulking cracks in the walls and skirting boards
- Checking for mould and mildew in the bathroom
- Trimming the trees and shrubbery
- Feeding your wooden furniture
- Organising the attic, basement, garage and other storage zones
And there you have an almost exhaustive list of chores in the house to get you through the day, the week, the month and the year. Because who wants free time to snooze and get the movie list out of the way?
Of course, we’re no stranger to the fact that everyone’s home is different and everyone’s family has a different number of hands to help out. So, this list might need a little scrub of its own to make it a bit more you.
However, you’ll have to let the team here at Seep know how you found this household chores article and if there’s anything else we might have missed off the list! Alternatively, if you’re still looking to procrastinate from the daily or weekly chores, here are some more good reads. We have “Why You Should Use A Refillable Spray Bottle with Delphis Eco” and “The Sweet and Sour of How to Clean A Microwave With Lemon”.