Productivity hack 9 – Schedule your chores

This is from a series on the top 9 productivity hacks that you don't have time to ignore. Schedule your chores. All are easy and effective productivity tips to fit into your life.

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This is the ninth, and final, blog post in a series on the top 9 productivity hacks.

There are hundreds of productivity hacks out there. Most will work in one way or another, but will depend on what you are looking for. The ones we are interested in will work for all areas of your life, work or personal.

Only the ones that are quick and easy to implement and have proven great results have made it onto the list.

At the end of the series I’ll post them all together in an overview.

 

Productivity hack 9 – Schedule your chores

 
Well this is one of my pet subjects and I can’t tell you about its virtues enough.
 
I used to spend all my free time cleaning the house (or at least that is how it felt) and it really did feel like a chore.
And still my house looked a mess.
[blockquote]If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet him with, “Who could have done this? We have no enemies.” —Phyllis Diller[/blockquote]
 

Now after creating and following my cleaning routine, I feel like I am in complete control. And it only takes me 15 minutes a day to do!

My house always looks reasonable and I’m not embarrassed when friends pop over.

[blockquote]I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I’m cured. It’s a very inconsistent personality trait. —Chris Hemsworth[/blockquote]

Get it over with early

 
I always try to do what needs to be done first thing in the morning so that it gets it out of the way and it sets the day off positively.
 
This also means that it frees my brain from having to think about what needs doing for the rest of the day. I now know what needs doing out of habit, and I have done it before I start work.
 
This means I can get on with clearing my to do list of other activities.
 
This is the routine I follow, but I am flexible enough so that if I miss something one day I can catch up later in the week.:

weekly cleaning routine

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