Celebrating the festive period or just enjoying a little time from work, hosting your family, looking after your children, all of these are quite intense but rewarding tasks to keep up with. Even when we take time from our jobs or self-employed tasks, we rarely get time to sit around and do nothing, which, of course, is not always a bad thing.
However, sometimes you just want to lay down and nourish yourself. That might involve enjoying the leftovers of your festive meal, catching up on your favorite television show, spending more time with your children, or just soaking in the comfort of the winter period (while inside, of course).
After hosting and welcoming everyone into your household, however, it’s easy to realize that you have a great deal of work to still keep up with. In some cases, you might not have the energy, or perhaps you need a little assistance. Let’s consider how to make this easier on yourself this year, and don’t feel bad, you deserve to take that breather:
Lessening The Seasonal Post-Festivity Household Work | Lifestyle
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Use A Cleaning & Laundry Service
If you’ve been hosting or if you’ve gathered everyone together, you likely have a massive pile of laundry to get through. But do you really have to spend an entire day climbing that? Perhaps you could use a laundry and dry cleaning pickup/delivery service that ensures your comfort. This way, all of your garments come back to you quickly, in perfect condition, and having saved you hours of work. That in itself can be something to celebrate.
Host A Throwing-Out Day
You don’t have to be a hyper-consumerist family to find your home replete with wrapping paper, gifts or the items they replace, and other stored items that somehow find their way into the main living spaces over the holiday period. So, you might host a day in which you categorize everything. Perhaps this could even include old clothes in your children’s room. From there, you could mark them as “to donate, to sell, or to throw out.” You can then pick a day for all of these elements, and store them in another place. That can help you deal with the mess that might otherwise be present, through the general activity of the festive period.
Consider A Family-Wide Cleaning Rota
Enlist your family to help out! If they’ve enjoyed the festivities, they can also help you put the house in order. That might involve asking your teenage son to wash the dishes, or it might involve ensuring your children clean their bedrooms now the celebrations are over. You might give your child some allowance to clean the family car (make sure they wrap up warm!) or ask a relative who came with you to take some items to your self-storage locker. This way, you can manage the household without necessarily worrying about how to bring everything back together – it simply will be thanks to your efforts.
With this advice, you’re certain to lessen the post-seasonal household work, and enjoy a smooth return to your daily life once more.