Chores? Ditch the drudgery once and for all

Want a stress-free and efficient life? One where chores are more fun, less frequent and easier? Read on

Do you remember when your kids were tiny and you thought that by this stage life would be super-relaxed? Turns out it’s still pretty busy, right?

But there are things we can do to make things easier on ourselves, particularly when it comes to household chores, which we can make more fun (yes, even the ironing!).

Streamline and de-clutter

When The Ariel All the Power you Need report* surveyed women across Europe, a whopping 89% said they wished they lived in less cluttered homes and were always keen to discover smaller, more powerful, multipurpose products.

Ariel 3in1 pods is one product that meets that brief perfectly. The multi-compartment pods clean deep down, lift off stains and brighten clothes to help keep your clothes pristine. The compact tub is all you need to get the household laundry completed – to the standard you expect – every time.

Now all you have to do is de-clutter the rest of the house!

Make chores more fun

Cleaning and tidying up the house are unavoidable chores, but they can still be enjoyable. Here are a few ideas.

Crank up the music

Cooking, cleaning and changing the sheets are all miles more fun if you put on some of your favourite upbeat tunes from your heyday.

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Mix things up

A change is as good as a rest… Move all your home tasks to a set hour of each day instead of letting them sprawl out through the week, or resolve to get one big task done each day before breakfast so you can start the day feeling smug!

Beat the clock

Give yourself 10 minutes to sort the laundry, see if you can vacuum the stairs that little bit faster or clean the bathroom in under 20 minutes. It’s fun, gets the jobs out of the way and might actually keep you fitter.

Clean before you clean

Spend a little time sorting out your cleaning cupboards so that everything is shipshape. Maybe even invest in new mops, brushes and wipes, or raid the drawers for old shirts and make a new pile of dusters.

Boxes you’ve decorated with wrapping paper make good homes for paperwork and make the task of going through it that little bit jollier.

Share your tips

What do you do to make chores less of a bore? And what products make your life easier? We’d love to hear from you.

*Research was carried out by Research Runner, an independent research. Research was carried out in seven Western European territories: 1,000 females across 5 countries; UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and 500 each across the Netherlands and Belgium, a 6,000 base in total. The research was carried out in March 2013.

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