As a homemaker, you have so much to do that you sometimes may feel like leaving your family and running away to some isolated place where you can find some peace. But, you know deep in your heart that you would not give up on your family for the whole world. You love them and care for them, one of the reasons why you have the ability to manage multi-tasking so effectively. Today many women manage their work (at least part-time) cooking, cleaning, bringing up children, chauffeuring, shopping, gardening, social work, and many more with a smile on their faces. Above all they tend to look good, as though they have not done much throughout the day. Unfortunately, they are humans and not superwomen to manage everything all alone. As marriage and home is all about sharing, some of the tasks can be conveniently outsourced to hubby, so that the wife can have some free time for herself. I assure you, the hubby who allows his wife to have some alone time, by taking up few responsibilities around the house will be so well rewarded, that he will never regret his decision. Here are 6 tasks you can outsource to your hubby, so that you don’t feel as though you have been run over by a bus at the end of the day. Apart from taking some burden off you, helping around the house will your husband the pride of sharing your responsibilities.
6. Dusting and cleaning:
Reaching those tough spots, dusting and cleaning the house thoroughly can be handled by the hubby, if possible with help from children. You can always stroke his manly ego by telling him you are not tough enough for the job. Moving furniture, cleaning and polishing can easily turn into fun time shared by dad and children when they do it together. You can take a day off to do something which you love but have been putting off due to your busy schedule.
5. One cooks, the other cleans:
Cooking dinner, serving and then cleaning after your family can tire you out in the night. Let your hubby know that you will be too tired in bed to give him any attention under such circumstances. You can divide the responsibility by one of you cooking and the other cleaning after, so that the task doesn’t become cumbersome for one person. If you have grown up children, they can share some responsibilities as well.
4. Managing extra-curricular activities of children:
If you are already helping the children manage their studies and home-work, then the responsibility of their extra-curricular activities should be outsourced to your husband. This gives opportunity for the children to bond and understand both their parents. They feel secure between the love and attention given to them by both parents.
3. Garbage disposal:
Let him be responsible for disposing garbage and unwanted things around the house. Those unnecessary books, useless chair or old broken clocks need not litter your home anymore. If your hubby takes the task of clearing the clutter seriously, you will have so much of extra space in your home in no time. Moreover, your home will have a neat and tidy appearance.
2. Taking care of taxes, bills and mails:
You have to stop telling yourself that he is going to forget, causing trouble if you give him the responsibility of taking care of taxes, bills or mails. Trust your hubby and pass on the buck to him. You can gently remind him, if you are afraid that he will forget.
1. Baby sitting:
Bringing up children with love and care is possible only when both the parents share their responsibility equally. Occasionally, allow your hubby to be alone with children so that he can have that special bonding moments with them. Let your husband be your equal counterpart in bringing up children and taking responsibility for their well being. From changing nappy to handling terrible teens, you can take turns with your hubby for sharing parenting errands.