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Good News: These Are the Chores You Can Skip This Week

Cut yourself some slack and enjoy a few minutes of well-deserved rest

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Photography: Jilson Tiu

We have to admit, there are days when we’re literally running out of time. There are just so many things we need to accomplish in a day—clean the house, cook food, survive traffic, deal with to-do lists—it goes on and on. To help you stay on top of your game, we’ve got a bit of good news for you: there are chores you can skip on a weekly basis so you can focus your time and energy on more important must-dos. Ready to get some free time? Be guided by this list:


Dusting

Unless the dust is so thick you can no longer see the surface of a table, do skip this task. When dusting your furniture or nooks and crannies around the house, use a quality spray or multi-purpose cleaner to make it easier.

Mopping the floor

You can skip mopping for a week, but make sure you sweep the floors daily to get rid of dust and dirt. If there’s a huge spill on the floor, make sure you mop it immediately. A trusty rag or microfiber cloth can help you deal with occasional spills and stains.

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Doing laundry

Following a laundry schedule can help you save on detergent, energy, and electricity. Make sure you have enough clothes, underwear, and other essentials so you'll no longer worry about this chore. Word of caution: know when to say it's time to do the laundry—you don't want to get buried under piles of dirty clothes.

Cleaning windows

Giving your windows a good wipe down can be part of your monthly general cleaning—unless grime is taking over and you can’t see a thing. Remember, clean windows let in natural light and help make your home look brighter and more inviting.

Organizing the center table in the living area and entryway

As long as you have catchalls and storage bins in place, you can rest easy knowing that your keys, knickknacks, and other tiny valuables are in place for another week. Have a designated drawer or basket for misplaced items and make sure you sort each item into its proper place during your free time to keep your storage centers neat and organized.

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Sources: Apartment Therapy | One Good Thing

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