Spread it Out
The last thing you want to do on supposedly relaxing Saturday is clean the house, right? Especially when you could be spending that time with your family (or at the nail salon – hey, you can dream!). But by breaking up your list of chores into smaller tasks and planning to do one each day, you can have larger blocks of free time when you really want it. Dust downstairs on Tuesday, vacuum the family room on Wednesday and Sunday, clean the bathroom on Thursday, and so on – doing these tasks on a regular basis will mean they go more quickly each time, and spending 20 minutes a day on a quick clean keeps your home neat and tidy all week.