I’m trying to find ways to minimize in all aspects of my life. The general idea of having less stuff means there is less to do but it doesn’t completely eliminate everything. My household chores and cleanup are reduced by having less clutter but they are not gone and I dislike doing them!
Many people here in Cairo just hire a cleaner. It’s not a whole lot of money but part of my minimalism involves cutting back on uneeded expenses so for now I am sticking to my guns and doing my own cleaning. I have been working at finding ways to make my household chores easier and although I have not implemented my whole plan yet I am doing so little by little.
10 ways of making household chores easier
Sweeping and vacuuming
Cairo gets dusty really really fast so you need to keep on top of it. Leave it for more than a week and you are sweeping up dustpans full of sand. Keeping the screens and windows closed helps but doesn’t stop it by any means. I find that the best way to deal with the sweeping and vacuuming upkeep is to keep a rotating cycle. In the kitchen I sweep after every meal. The living room, bedrooms and hallways can be rotated doing one every few days in a quick sweep. Every few weeks it does help to do a big main sweep but the continued upkeep helps make it seem much easier than just picking one big day every week or two.