We are conditioned to imagine that homemakers are always women. Things have changed a lot now. Many men now live alone and realize that they need to do housework. It gives them extra appeal to women and provides an outlet for physical activity.
Here are some house chores men need to know.
Making the bed
A well-made bed is a welcome sight when you are all tired and feeling sleepy. It is tempting to procrastinate making the bed when you get up, as you are not going to sleep anytime soon. But, a well-made bed positively contributes to your home decor. Doing it as soon as you wake up will mean one less thing to worry about. It is fairly simple and won’t take up much of your time.
Doing a laundry load
You might not be as enthusiastic about doing the laundry as you are while washing your cars or bikes. Nevertheless, it is an important house chore. Get over the feeling that doing the laundry takes a lot of time and be done with it already. The more you do it, the faster you are going to get eventually. After doing a few laundry loads, you will realize how simple segregating clothes by color, waiting on the washing machine, and hanging the clothes out to dry really is. If not every day, make it a point to do it at least twice a week.
Contrary to the belief of most men, dishwashing does not need much in the way of skill. Don’t be intimidated by the number of dishes to wash. Washing the dishes is a good physical task and helps you in your endeavor to stay fit. The elbow grease that you put in dishwashing can be substituted for some strenuous exercises. If you think about it, this very fact is a great incentive. If dishwashing is not something you enjoy, try doing it at least two or three days a week. Your spouse is sure to appreciate you a lot for it.
Fixing up furniture around the house
No matter how expensive or well-designed your furniture is, they are all subject to wear and tear naturally. Instead of hiring a maintenance specialist to fix them every time they get damaged, why don’t you do it yourself? It will help you gain a better understanding of the tools and gives you a feeling of contentment of doing something productive. You can save some money in the process as well. If you are unsure about how to repair things, check out how the experts do it online.
Ventilation duct cleaning
Ventilation duct cleaning offers you many advantages, such as longer life of the heating system and cleaner air to breathe etc. As ventilation duct cleaning involves more physical exertion when compared to conventional home cleaning, it is the perfect house chore for men. Household vacuum cleaners can be used for this purpose.
While it might not be complete air duct cleaning, it is good enough in most cases. Try to clean as much of ducts as you can reach with the vacuum cleaner. There are a good number of video tutorials online which show you the tips and tricks involved in doing it well.
In addition to these, men can also help out their spouses in small little ways around the house. See some clothes lying on the floor? Pick them up and put them aside. Notice a lot of unpacked groceries? Unload them into the pantry or refrigerator. Small acts can make a huge difference in keeping the household activities balanced between you and your partner.