I find that all households (especially those with children inhabiting them) benefit from some good organisational systems. As the perfect housewife *cough splutter* I am about to share with you my amazing, foolproof secrets to success. I am not even going to charge you for accepting my life changing advice!
WHAT A DEAL!!
Let me start by saying that there are so many ways in which you can make your inner domestic goddess shine, despite having a busy lifestyle. I know this is controversial, but did you know that I can show you how to train your offspring from the age of 1 to assist you in your daily housework?
Keep reading to find out how! I’ll give you step by step guides on how to transform various household tasks from dreary chores to happy housework!
Sorting clean laundry.
Step 1 – Remove items of clothing one by one from the washing line/clothes horse.
Step 2 – Hand each item to your child
labourer to place in a basket.
Step 3 – Retrieve clothing items from the tupperware cupboard/playroom/couch/child’s mouth.
Step 4 – Place clothing items in basket.
Step 5 – Repeat steps 3 & 4 a few more times.
Step 6 – Have a glass of wine/nap/meltdown/call a friend/give up.
Voila!!!! Clean laundry, ready to sort!
Putting clean dishes away.
Step 1: Remove dishes from drying rack/dishwasher.
Step 2: Open appropriate kitchen cabinet with complicated child proofing device key thingy you installed a month ago and still cannot get the hang of.
Step 3: Remove toddler from kitchen cabinet.
Step 4: Swiftly place the dish/es in the cabinet.
Step 5: Repeat Step 3, Step 4, Step 3, Step 4 several times.
Step 6: Close cabinet.
Step 7: Comfort crying, broken hearted toddler.
You’re doing great!!!
Cleaning the floor.
Step 1: Wait until you notice your child eating assorted days old crumbs/fluff/dead insects. Decide if you will just let that take care of itself or move to Step 2.
Step 2: Well done for making it this far – someone got some sleep last night! Hurriedly run for a dustpan and brush (or dustbuster if you are rich and live in a filthy big mansion).
Step 3: Spot clean and leave until Step 1 presents itself again.
Housewife of the year!!!!!
Taking out the rubbish.
Step 1: When your child approaches the bin, say firmly “NO TOUCHING.”
Step 2: When your child puts their hands in the bin, say firmly “NO TOUCHING THE BIN. IT’S DIRTY AND ICKY.” and then make a grossed out face to demonstrate.
Step 3: Watch your child laugh in your face, before repeating steps 1 & 2.
Step 4: Put bin in garage/outside the house and shut the door.
Step 5: Forget about it.
You’re a star!
Visiting the supermarket for groceries.
Step 1: Think about it.
Step 2: Say, F*CK THAT.
Step 3: Order online.
So there you have it, dear readers! A few easy steps and you now have domestic bliss on your hands (or some other substances you can’t quite identify).
And I’m out.