Adulting is hard! Keeping up with housework, is a chore in itself. It would be nice if you got help once in a while, but sometimes, this seems impossible. Here are a few simple ways to make your daily chores faster so you can reclaim your free time.

Get the Whole Family Involved

As mentioned previously, you want to get everyone else involved to lighten your burden, but sometimes it is not possible. If your family is willing to work, you should be careful in your delegation so things can get done right—and quickly. For example, older kids can do some simple chores such as cleaning the dishes and vacuuming the floor. While younger kids can set the table, collect garbage, and put clothes away. Other tasks like prepping lunches and helping prep dinner can also be assigned. Make sure you give these tasks to someone who can do them safely and efficiently.

Rethink the Way You Tackle the Laundry

One of the most time-consuming chores in the week is laundry. You have to gather everything up. Sort it, wash it, dry it, fold it, and then put it all away. Only to do the same thing again very shortly. This can be tiresome, but thankfully, there are ways to shorten your laundry routine. An efficient way to shorten your time doing laundry is to shift it from a weekly routine into a daily one. Of course, if you have a full family, you will still have full loads, but if this option does not seem ideal, you can do it every couple of days instead.

Moreover, a great way to cut down on laundry time is to have organized hampers. Getting your family to follow the rules of the hampers will be difficult, but it will save you an extreme headache and significantly shorten laundry times. There are also laundry services that do pickup and delivery to make laundry not even something you have to worry about.

Make a Cleaning Caddy

Another simple way to expedite cleaning chores throughout the house is to have everything easily accessible for you. You extend traditional chore times when you forget a specific cleaning product all the way on the other side of the house, run out of paper towels, or forget a brush. A cleaning caddy is an efficient way to guarantee that you have everything you need, and it cuts out the time spent trying to find everything.

These were some simple ways to make your daily chores faster, and a few minutes every day can turn into hours every week and month. Don’t underestimate how important efficiency is for chores, and just how much you can benefit.