TIPS AND TRICKS TO TACKLE CHORES EFFICIENTLY
Oakville, Ontario... We're all busy these days, especially when it comes to tackling household tasks, and finding the time to check off every "to-do" on our list can be a challenge. Enter the art of multitasking. A recent Moen survey, conducted online by Harris Poll, found that 85% of Canadian adults feel confident in their ability to tackle two tasks at the same time. It's easy to become a master at multitasking just by following a few easy guidelines.
More than half of Canadians (57%) wished they could manage their time better throughout the day. One of the easiest way to accomplish this is to prioritize. The trick is to know when it's appropriate to multitask and layer the right kinds of tasks together. Many of us find some of this synergy naturally, but it's a good idea to take some time to think about what chores pair well with one another to lay out an efficient schedule. For example, when you start a load of laundry, use the wash time to vacuum, wipe counters and clean dishes. By the time you switch clothes to the dryer, all your tasks will be complete.
Combine mental with physical tasks
At home, more than half of Canadians stated they usually multitask while watching TV (59%) or cleaning (56%). By combining a physical task, like cleaning, with a mental one, such as making phone calls, you can easily check items off your list. Clearing clutter can be a tedious job, so why not make it an efficient chore by turning on your speaker phone and let the conversation flow as you sort? Maximize time by in the shower to make mental lists or contemplate a multifaceted problem. This will help clear your head and feel as if chores are more manageable.
Cleaning made easy
On average, Canadian women spend three more hours per week completing household tasks than Canadian men (12 hours vs. 9 hours on average, respectively), according to the Moen survey. To help reduce this time, keep supplies nearby and clean as you go. In the bathroom, limit the need for intense scrubbings by storing a small caddy under the sink with all your cleaning needs. This way you can simply wipe down counters once you've finished getting ready and immediately after showering spray cleaner and rinse the tub. Hand showers, like the new Magnetix™ showerhead from Moen, can help make bathing and cleaning a breeze. Magnetix features a powerful magnetic dock that allows for easy release of the hand shower, as well as a secure return back into place -- even when eyes are closed. The flexible, kink-free, 60-inch (152.4 centimetre) metal hose also provides greater reach in the tub or shower -- allowing you to accomplish more tasks with ease.
Everyone loves a product that will make life a little easier. In fact, roughly seven in 10 Canadians (71%) have purchased products for their home to help them stay organized. The kitchen is one space that is in constant need of organization. In fact, the kitchen can quickly and easily become one of the most cluttered rooms in the home. Since we spend so much of our time in this space, even the smallest updates can make a big change. An easy first step is to eliminate clutter by creating a place for items that live out in the open, like dish towels. Make a tidy work space at the sink by installing a towel bar or ring on the side of cabinets or underneath the sink.
Don't let a busy schedule get the best of you. With a little effort, you can master the art of multitasking and tackle household tasks with ease.
This survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Moen from June 28-30, 2016 among 1,384 adults ages 18 and older in Canada. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Samantha Eastman at firstname.lastname@example.org