by Jennifer Worthington Lower
In a household where both parents work full time, it has become necessary to divvy up the chores in a way that works best for our schedules. I am fortunate enough to have a husband who does the bulk of our down-and-dirty scrubbing each week. I supplement with the daily wipe downs and tidying up.
My least favorite of these jobs is the bathroom wipe down. Even though we share a bathroom with two kids (one of which is potty training), we aren’t messy people. I think it is just the idea of the toilet that really freaks me out. I am a compulsive hand washe,r so the toilet is my nemesis.
My favorite way to tackle my least favorite chore is to do a shower-time scrub. Just before I get into the shower at night (that’s when I usually shower, but it really doesn’t matter when you do it…) I grab the scrub or disinfectant wipes and literally strip down to nothing (we also keep a hamper in the bathroom). I feel liberated not having to worry about getting anything on my clothes and I know that as soon as I finish disinfecting the toilet I can immediately hop into the shower!
While stripping isn’t always an option, I do everything in my power to lump dirty tasks together. Composting, trash, cleaning an animal crate or cat litter…these all fall into the “leave-it-’til-shower time” category. I am much more likely to get them done before bed and I do them much quicker knowing the end is in site.
How do you motivate yourself to get chores done?