Enlist the Kids
Kids of all ages can help with chores – and they should. Store games and toys for your littlest ones in containers marked with a picture of the item so that they can help clean up. Slightly older kids can clear the table and load the dishwasher, sweep, and make their beds. Tweens and teens can take on deeper cleaning and bigger chores (think bathrooms, yardwork, and cooking – especially when there’s an allowance involved). Delegating some of your tasks to the rest of your household frees up your time to focus on bigger projects.