Delegating is No Longer a Dirty Word

Clean the bathroom or play with the family? Not exactly the hardest question ever asked. The bathroom won’t clean itself, though, so why not combine the two? There is a great way to have fun with the family and clean the house at the same time, you just need to delegate! That doesn’t mean putting your feet up while everyone else slaves away, mind.


Clean the bathroom or play with the family? Not exactly the hardest question ever asked. The bathroom won’t clean itself, though, so why not combine the two? There is a great way to have fun with the family and clean the house at the same time, you just need to delegate! That doesn’t mean putting your feet up while everyone else slaves away, mind.

Tip 1: Forget typical roles
You know how it is: Mom does the laundry, Mom puts up the shelves, Mom practically does everything. So why not change it! Divide the tasks up between you and your children depending on who prefers doing what. That way everyone can concentrate on things they enjoy and are good at instead of slaving away at things they hate.
Tip 2: Schedule all the work together
First, it’s great to have a schedule pinned up somewhere. On the fridge is the perfect place. Now, schedule everyone’s tasks so you can all do them at the same time. Even better, turn it into a game. The first one to finish their chores gets to pick the film for the evening. Then you will all finish that much quicker, freeing up time for that film. As long as Kids didn’t pick another superhero movie!

Delegating is no longer a dirty word

Tip 3: Rewards, rewards, rewards
Whenever anyone does an excellent job, then reward them. If someone cleans more than they were meant to, give them a gift, something loving. It doesn’t have to be anything special, just something to show you care. Extra chores probably won’t be the right choice.
Tip 4: As always, fun!
Of course, games are important, but vacuuming is still vacuuming. Spice it up with some music and mini-games of your invention, then. Every task has something you can do to make it more fun, so find out what works for your family. Even the laundry, you can sort the clothes beforehand, so the laundry itself takes less time. Then, using Tide, your clothes will come out clean and fresh every time – hassle free. Now you can all hang together and race to the finish.