You don’t need to do them all the time, but you need to understand how it works.
Household chores are a big part of our life. You may not have to deal with some of them for a long time, such as delegatinghired specialist or ent a entrustingparentrustingtner in the division of duties. But sometimes,,,, you still have to roll up your sleeves and do them yourself – this becomes especially clear during self-isolation or in cases when there is no one to call for help.
1. Prepare food
No one expects Michelin-starred dinners from you, especially when the ready-to-eat delivery works so well. Nevertheless, it is worth having a few of the simplest dishes from the most common products in your arsenal in your arsenal in your arsenal in your arsenal. Let it be at least scrambled eggs, cutlets with mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese.
Perhaps it seems to someone that any fool can cook food. But here’s a revelation; some are not able to heat themselves even ready-made food. They will sit hungrily and wait for someone with their hands from their shoulders to come and put the plate in the microwave.
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2. Plan and shop
There is nothing difficult to go to the store and throwing anything from the shelves into the basket. But the benefits are not enough. Otherwise, your refrigerator may contain incompatible foods in the same dish. And it turns out that there is no place in it, but there is still nothing to eat.
To shop effectively, you need, first, to know what is not at home. And secondly, what you need shortly. It helps draw up the menu or at least a vague idea of what you plan to eat in the week. If you didn’t have time, here’s a life hack: before leaving the house, take a photo of an open refrigerator and a closet with groceries. So you will at least roughly understand what you have in abundance.
3. To wash and iron things
Fortunately, you no longer need to first run to the ice hole with buckets and then wash the laundry in the trough with your hands. But here’s what would be nice.
- Study the instructions for the washing machine and understand that it has so many buttons for a reason.
- Learn to sort the laundry by color and properties so as not to throw away white T-shirts after a general swim with red panties.
- Please get in the habit of occasionally looking at the labels of things and comparing them to the symbol table. Some clothes cannot be washed in hot water. Others cannot be washed at all, only dry cleaning.
It would seem that everything is straightforward, no nuclear physics. But many do not master this, although knowledge here will save you a lot of nerves and money. The same goes for ironing. It is not necessary to bring panties and duvet covers to a crisp. But if you have already taken up the iron, it is better to do everything according to the rules to not waste your efforts in vain.
4. Reanimate clothes
It is still better for the average person to alter and hem clothes in an atelier. It’s just that a specialist who deals with dozens of trousers a day will clearly cope with the task better than an amateur, which does it every six months. And uneven stitching can significantly spoil the impression of a fabric.
5. Clean up efficiently
Hardly everyone should know how to mix polish for each type of furniture covering so that it shines like on the cover of interior magazines. Rather, it is about a deliberate approach to cleaning.
For example, with age, you should understand that you need to wipe the dust not only in prominent places – so that your mother does not find fault. It is necessary to go over the top of the cabinets with a damp cloth along with with the batteries and along the recesses on the doors. It’s not about aesthetics. It’s about health. Dust can cause allergies, make breathing difficult, lead to illness, especially if there is some kind of industrial enterprise nearby.
The situation is approximately the same as the floors. Not everyone considers the skirting board to be part of the floor, which also needs to be washed. And this must be done because the dust readily collects in the recesses. It is equally important from a health point of view to periodically wipe the door handles and switches – everything that you touch with your hands, and not always washed.
6. Take out the trash
So, taking out the garbage is not taking a carefully prepared package at the door and dragging it to the container. The process is a little more complicated. First, you need to make sure that the bucket does not overflow and empty it on time – without reminders from the outside. Secondly, to actually take out the trash (again without reminders!). Thirdly, wash the bucket if necessary, and then insert a new bag into it. If someone else does a lot of it, don’t take the garbage-picker credit for yourself.
7. Make minor repairs
Perhaps, at this point, the most difficult thing is to outline a set of tasks that each adult must solve independently. After all, if you can afford to call an electrician to screw in a light bulb, who can condemn that you cannot do it yourself.
But in general, it would be nice to be able to replace a light bulb or showerhead. If only because these are simple things that can be done in a couple of minutes. As well as gluing a piece of wallpaper or assembling a hanger from IKEA. In general, here we mean everything that does not take much time and for which specific tools are not required.
8. Plan your budget
Definitely, this is a household matter: if you are inept with finances.
In the classical sense, budgeting is drawing up a fairly detailed financial plan for a month, or better – for 12. Such a scrupulous approach allows you to plan to spend so that the year goes by without financial falls, and you can use the ups effectively—moreover, the lower the earnings, the more necessary the budget.
If you spend less than you earn without planning, is skill will also come in handy. So you can manage your finances more efficiently, optimize your spending, and get more money to invest or otherwise improve your financial situation. In general, a useful skill, whatever one may say.
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9. Provide first aid
In general, this skill is needed outside the home. But the likelihood that a bystander in front of you will burn himself with boiling oil, step on a shard of broken glass with his bare heel, or overturn a cabinet on himself is not so great. Therefore, it is important to provide first aid to hold out until the ambulance arrives. However, if the damage is not very serious, a doctor may not be needed.
10. Pay the rent
Bills, taxes, and other paperwork are part of adulthood. So it’s a good idea to imagine where and what you have to pay for. But in short, you need to pay for an apartment no later than the 10th day of each month. Receipts are most often delivered to your mailbox, but other options are possible. For example, data can be transmitted electronically. If you are not aware, it is better to clarify this with the management company or the person who paid for your apartment earlier.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker