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Get Your Sweetheart to Do Chores Without Nagging

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Get Your Sweetheart to Do Chores Without Nagging

Gretchen Rubin from The Happiness Project has an excellent list of tips for getting that special someone in your lives to do chores without resorting to nagging. I have a hunch, this will be a much-printed and distributed article.

Here’s a smattering:

  • Have clear assignments. I always call repairmen; the Big Man always empties the Diaper Genie.
  • Every once in a while, do your sweetheart’s task, for a treat. This kind of pitching-in wins enormous goodwill.
  • Assign chores based on personal priorities. I hate a messy bedroom more than the Big Man, but he hates a messy kitchen more than I. So I do more tidying in the bedroom, and he does more in the kitchen.
  • Do it yourself. I used to be annoyed with the Big Man because we never had cash in the house. Then I realized: why did I get to assign that job? Now I do it, and we always have cash, and I’m not annoyed.
  • Keep a to-do list. That way, if an energetic mood strikes, you know what needs doing. This works very well with the Big Man. He makes fun of me, but I see him consult the list.

The list is HUGE, and all very useful. Bookmark it. Print it. Make it a set of rules for your house. Thanks, Gretchen.

Tips for Getting Your Sweetheart to Do Chores Without Nagging – [The Happiness Project]

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