As Marie Kondo's Netflix series shows, decluttering and organizing can do wonders for your relationship.
It turns out that you ARE doing the dishes because of the patriarchy.
While some things may need a daily scrubbing (we're looking at you, kitchen counters), there are other chores you can do less often, or stop doing altogether.
Their work never ends.
Want to eliminate your dry-cleaning chore from your to-do list? Using a free pick-up and delivery dry cleaners will save you hours over the course of a month. Find one in your area that offers quality cleaning service, and with the free added convenience of having it picked up and hand-delivered to your front door.
While my life feels exhausting, it is also deeply engaging and fulfilling. And, while the balancing act is often stressful, my family and I are incredibly insulated from real stresses. We're safe, we're healthy, we're well-fed and well-educated.
“My little baby girl, you’re all grown-up now,” says an older man in an Indian ad for laundry detergent that made the rounds
A: Start with the philosophical: Like any mammal parent, your job as a parent is to put yourself out of a job, and raise
A clever kitty uses a towel to keep the floorboards spotless.
With the days growing shorter (and chillier) and holidays coming just around the corner, November is bound to fill up fast with necessary preparations for winter and the holiday festivities. Stay on track during this busy time by checking these to-dos off your list.
One major key to understanding why your wife won't sleep with you is this: When women are stressed out, they can't relax enough to have sex. For women, relaxation is necessary (but not sufficient) to feeling sexual.
Often, when people complain about mess, they have come from one of two possible upbringings: one where cleanliness was highly prioritized, or one which was embarrassingly messy (or even hoarded). Generally, people who very upset by messes are those who tend toward anxiety.
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and found in the places where others overlook. And when you are on this side of life, as my husband and I are, you grapple with mortality. You question purpose and use of your time on earth. Or you find your answers in mulch.
I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.
The kids were gone for a few hours, and when they finally returned, their smiles were bright, and their cheeks were glowing... from both the sun and the massive ice cream cones they'd eaten. And I'd missed it.
I am not much of a housekeeper. I often tell the story of the time my mother-in-law and my mother got to talking about my housekeeping skills. I don't remember exactly how it came up but their discussion ended with my mother saying, "Well she didn't get that from me."