Adulthood is a never-ending cycle of responsibilities. You wake up, go to work, cook your meals, clean the house, shower, and sleep. The following day rarely strays from the usual routine mentioned, and almost everything you can do will be directly followed by cleaning.
Waking up? You need to fix your bed after. Changing clothes? You need to launder your soiled garments before you can wear them again. Cooking food? You need to wash the pots and dishes once you’re done. At this point, it will seem like the ultimate challenge of maintaining a household boils down to cleaning.
But after spending half the day at work, you rarely have enough time for yourself. This includes your well-deserved “me time” and enough wiggle room for your passions, which are some of the best ways to relieve the stress you gained at work. All those long hours will eventually take a toll on your overall well-being.
That period you can give yourself to relax will be cut short even more because you also have responsibilities at home. When all these burdens begin weighing on your shoulders, it can burn you out faster than a lit candle on a windy day. To battle these small, recurring battles of adulthood, here are three hacks that you can do when you need a break:
Hire Professional Cleaners
It’s important to deep-clean your house at least once a month. Even if you don’t vacuum or sweep the floors every day, or air out the house by cracking open some windows, a deep clean will be enough to keep your house in order. Of course, that will depend on the amount of dirt you accumulate inside a month.
You have to admit, not everyone has the time or energy to go through every nook and cranny of their house just to clean. And why would you exert all that effort when you can hire people to do the work for you? It may not be that practical if you’re on a tight budget, but maybe you can include it in your budget for the future.
Look into professional janitorial services that also cater to homeowners. Since you’re going to be paying for professional-level cleaning, you can trust that your house will in good hands. Maybe you can even find services that use non-toxic cleaning products so that they won’t be harmful to your health.
Get a Trusty Handyman
There are times when everything in your house just seems to fall apart, with no warning whatsoever. And unless you have a knack for making repairs on your own, the chances of these broken things remaining broken are high. This could prove to be a slight inconvenience for your day-to-day activities.
Before all those inconveniences turn into bigger headaches, do yourself a favor and call a handyman who can fix them. Don’t hold out until the problems get bigger because they will, eventually. Remember that prevention is always better than cures, and preventive household maintenance has real benefits.
Of course, you can’t pick up the phone and call your handyman for every little thing that breaks because that can cost you a lot of money in the process. Before seeking professional help, consider DIY fixes or even pooling what needs to be fixed. That way, you can save the handyman multiple trips to your home.
Use Laundry Pickup and Delivery
Sometimes, doing your laundry can feel like clockwork. All you need to do is separate your whites from your colored garments, and your delicates from denim pants before putting them in the washing machine. Afterward, you transfer them to the dryer. Once everything is done, you’ll have fresh and clean clothes again.
However, even when the task is a no-brainer, it can be exhausting to do because your laundry basket is like a bottomless pit of dirty clothes. There’s no escaping the need to wash your clothes over and over because you change what you wear almost every day.
Fortunately, there are laundry pickup and delivery services that you can trust with your soiled clothes. You can even help the small laundry business that you’re sending your clothes to in the process. That’s like a win-win situation because you can opt out of needing to wash your own laundry just by spending a little more cash.
The responsibilities you have in adulthood will never go away unless you get some help. And no rule book says you can’t be smart about how you face your responsibilities as an adult. As long as you’re not harming anyone in the process, you can do whatever you deem fit while maintaining your household.