The pandemic is a blessing in disguise for work from home advocates. It has made businesses realize that a more flexible and inclusive way of letting their employees work in the comfort of their home. It is really a brilliant thing because you can insert some domestic cleaning while on lunch break.
However, instead of traipsing in the mall like you used to do, it is replaced with some household chores that can save you time to relax in the evening. Traditionally, lunch break is for you to eat and recharge, but doing these chores can make you active and super productive.
If you don’t feel like relaxing on your lunch break, consider ticking off some items from your to-do list. You can do a little house cleaning, run errands, fold the laundry or even a task as simple as completing your meal plan for the week.
Accomplishing some domestic cleaning will not only tidy up your home, it will also make it better and more relaxing. And since you have done some domestic cleaning and stuff, you will have spare time to spend with yourself and your loved ones.
Here are our recommended household tasks that you can do during your work from home lunch break.
Cook your dinner
Whether you like it or not, you need to prepare dinner. And what a better way to use your lunch break than be creative in the kitchen. Cooking would be therapeutic, especially if you have a stressful first half of the day.
We are not talking about preparing a banquet, cooking a 30-minute meal or doing some prep work. You are giving your brain a break and allowing yourself to decompress and be more productive in your second half.
Do the laundry
It may not sound exciting, but the general idea is to divide and conquer. And by doing your laundry you are doing small household tasks to have more spare time later on. It does not have to be laundry. You can do some domestic cleaning like dusting the fridge, cleaning your stairs, or vacuuming your stairs.
Meal plan for the next few days
If your stressful work makes you feel out of control, making plans will help you get organized and feel in control again. Instead of scheduling your next meetings, why not do something for you. Hey, you are on your lunch break, you are allowed to do non-work stuff,
Why not plan for the recipes for the next day? It will give you something to look forward to.
A little gardening
There is nothing more relaxing during your lunch break than going outside, even to your small pocket garden. Water the plants, remove the dry leaves, or simply, move the plants.
Since weeding resembles the same forward position you have while at your desk, take it out of the list. It will be bad for your back. Tidying up your yard will save you some domestic cleaning time for later.
A quick grocery run
Your weekday evenings are full for sure. With all the house cleaning, getting the dinner ready, and spending time with your kids, shopping may not fit into the schedule. But if you can do a quick grocery run during your lunch break, you can have minutes to spare in the evening.
Using this downtime with your family will help strengthen your bond and relieve you of the stress of mad rushing in the evenings. You will be less exhausted and ready to conquer the next day.
Accomplishing something while not only tidy up your home, it will also make it better and more relaxing. And since you have done some domestic cleaning and stuff, you will have spare time to spend with yourself and your loved ones.
Julie Salvatiera, a passionate writer and devoted mother of three, is also a dedicated cleaning enthusiast on a mission to share valuable insights and practical tips for maintaining a clean and organized home. With a profound understanding of the challenges that come with juggling a bustling household, Julie has spent years honing expertise in effective cleaning methods, innovative organizing techniques, and sustainable practices. Her writing reflects a genuine commitment to helping others achieve a harmonious and tidy living space, making her a trusted guide for families seeking a balance between home and cleanliness.