Put down that mop, set those dishes aside, and leave the dust for another day. Soon, on April 7th, we’ll be celebrating National No Housework Day! With the beginning of the month fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to make your own plans to enjoy this little-known holiday. Read on for a little background on this yearly, built-in spring cleaning break!
Learn the History of the Holiday
If you haven’t heard of National No Housework Day, you’re probably wondering what exactly it is – and how this holiday came about. Situated yearly on April 7th, National No Housework Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy – a couple who invented approximately 80 holidays throughout the year, ranging from the mundane (Stay Home Because You’re Well Day, November 30th) to the incredibly odd (Haunted Refrigerator Night, October 30th, or Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors' Porch Day, August 8th). Whether or not you choose to observe any or all of these unique days, we think that, at the least, No Housework Day is worthy of your attention. Taking a break from all the around-the-house hustle and bustle is something we all need to indulge in once in a while!
Why Take the Day Off?
With so much going on in our busy day-to-day lives, putting aside extra hours to worry about household needs can get exhausting. This extra energy spent comes at the expense of our much-needed relaxation time, hobbies, time spent with loved ones, and more. Also, spending more time around the house throughout the ongoing pandemic can only serve to complicate the situation further – more days spent at home means more messes to clean, more dishes to wash, and overall, more time spent on the daily upkeep of your home. In the grand scheme of things, taking one day off won’t bring that schedule crashing down, and might actually be just the break you need to raise your motivation to tackle the rest – or, to make better plans to organize your chore list to take on a lesser load every day.
Kick Back and Celebrate
So – what will you do with your extra time on April 7th? Start planning now so that you won’t let this opportunity pass you by! Start by thinking about hobbies – which of your passions haven’t gotten enough attention lately? Maybe you’d like to take the evening to kick up your feet with a hot cup of tea and stick your nose in a book. Or, perhaps you’d like to cozy up on the couch and binge watch that new series you keep meaning to get around to enjoying. Perhaps it’s a good idea to fit in some quality time with loved ones – like organizing a family game night, a date night at home, or something else. Whatever you choose, there’s no wrong answer – as long as it’s not housework!
Make Every Day a Little Easier
Maybe you can best utilize this extra time to consider new ways to adjust your normal housework routine – so you can find the time every day to make it a great day! Consider creating a chore chart or otherwise determining the best way to split the workload within your household. Maybe one family member is bearing the brunt of the work, and some tasks could be more easily handled by someone else. Are chores being done inefficiently? Maybe you can consider tackling them in a new way – like swapping mopping and sweeping for a wet-and-dry sweeper, or looking up new recipes that can be made in one pot or pan to cut down on dirty dishes.
Also, don’t leave those piles of laundry to weigh on your mind! There’s a much better options than handling it on your own or turning to a Rockland laundromat. One great way to bypass this otherwise-lengthy-and-difficult chore process is to sign up for a mobile laundry service. Clean Go Solutions, serving Rockland County, can help lighten your load by serving all your laundry needs – without the hassle! Simply order online using our secure portal, then allow us to pick up your laundry at your door, wash and fold your items, and return your fresh, clean, organized laundry delivered back to you. The process couldn’t be easier – and when you partner with a Monsey and Monroe laundry company like us, you’ll never want to go back!
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