25 Ways to Cut Back on Housework and Free Up Knit Time!!!!

Huckmom on Ravelry posted this the other day and I thought it was so funny that non-knitters might enjoy it too.

  1. Use a every flush toilet bowl cleaner. Sure it makes the water blue, but you don’t have to think about it being dirty all the time.
  2. Have cereal for dinner once a week. Choc full of vitamins. Let everyone know ahead of time to pick their favorite cereal. Saves you oodles of prep time.
  3. Use paper plates for a week when you have to finish that special UFO.
  4. Pay your teenager to grocery shop for you. Make them spot the sales. It is a great learning experience. Saves you the shopping, packing, driving and unpacking time!
  5. Barter with the teen for a handknit…..he wins for sure!
  6. Hang those towels up and reuse them a few times. After all, you are clean when you get out of the shower.
  7. Invest in a dark colored kitchen floor. No one needs to know how dirty it is but you!
  8. Clean the kitchen on the first of the month and don’t let anyone use it AT ALL for a week. This will keep the kitchen spotless. TV dinners were meant for a reason after all.
  9. Invite people over if you must and close all your doors except for the room you are forced to entertain in. Make it the kitchen. See * 8.
  10. Serve hot dogs once in awhile. Ketchup is a vegetable….
  11. Hire a cleaning service……I didn’t say these were all cheap ways to gain more knit time.
  12. Put the dog on the treadmill while you knit next to him.
  13. Put the kids on the treadmill while you knit next to them.
  14. Put the significant other on the treadmill while you knit next to them.
  15. NEVER clean unless someone is home to see it and appreciate it.
  16. Spray the shower down with cleaner a half an hour before you get in.
  17. Teach your kids to do their own laundry early in life. My kids did all their laundry once I read that Martha Beck taught her child (with Downs Syndrome) to do anything he could once he was capable……
  18. Consider a container garden…. easier to weed.
  19. Soap the car up right before a thunderstorm. (yes I have actually done this!!!!!)
  20. Cut the grass less frequently…it discourages weeds when it is longer.
  21. Keep a broom handy, it is less daunting that hauling around a heavy vacuum.
  22. Ask people to take off their shoes in the house…. they can show off their handknit socks.
  23. Invest in a Furminator. You wont believe it until you use it. I’m a believer.
  24. Find an orthodontist that your children can walk themselves to…….you’ll swear you live in that place otherwise.
  25. Tell your son he needs to learn to cook if he wants to be a fireman….(don’t they all at one point?)

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