Household chores can be a drag. Especially when there’re so many of them, you lose track of who should do what, when, and how often. Weekly chores like taking the kids to dance lessons can sometimes overlap with bi-weekly chores like going grocery shopping, as well as with some monthly, or even yearly chores.
When you stop to think about it, there’s a lot to do around the house: vacuuming, mopping floors, doing laundry, cleaning the refrigerator, changing air filters, watering plants…the list goes on and on. And the chores pile up quicker than ants at a picnic, especially if you postpone just a few things. And looking forward to a busy weekend full of nothing but household chores is like looking forward to kissing a bullfrog. In other words, it’s not pleasant! And if you put them off too long, your other half won’t be too happy!
Since household chores are a necessary evil, it’s a good idea to learn how to manage them all? Paper lists, spreadsheets, or sticky notes might work for you; but they really aren’t very efficient and you can’t set any of them to reoccur, let alone share any of your chore lists with your family members. Furthermore, we’ve already described before how sticky notes have many disadvantages and seem almost ‘medieval’ in today’s era of smartphones and to-do apps that sync across all your devices.
So without further ado, let’s dig into how TaskLabels can help you manage your household chores!
1. Set Reccurring Tasks
TaskLabels allows you to set recurrences on any task (from daily, weekly, to even yearly). Here’s the list of all the repetitive options:
- One-time event (for chores like fixing the sink or replacing the stove)
- Daily (for chores like dusting, taking out the trash, and preparing meals)
- Every weekday (for chores like preparing your clothes for the next day)
- Weekly (for chores like mopping floors and weeding the garden)
- Every 2 weeks (for chores like washing bedding and washing the car)
- Monthly on X day (for chores like washing windows and bathing pets)
- Monthly on every first/second/third/fourth/last Mon/Fri/Sat (for chores like paying the monthly bills and going to class)
- Yearly (for chores like shampooing the carpets and cleaning the garage)
You no longer need to remember all the chores that have to be done. Simply set your recurrences, set the reminders (you’ll get push notifications on your smartphone and pop-up windows whenever you visit the web app), and enjoy having an uncluttered life and a clearer mind.
2. Share and Collaborate on a Whole Lists of Chores
TaskLabels can really help families work together and collaborate on their daily or weekly household chores. Instead of taking up space with an unsightly wall chart or cluttering a wall with sticky notes, you can share a Household Chores label with your entire family. It’s a one-step set up. After you’ve shared the label, everyone who you’ve shared it with will be able to instantly see any changes you made to that label as well as collaborate on the chores with you. You could even have a label for the kids: to make sure they do their chores too. Don’t forget to create a due-date too so that tasks can easily be viewed in the TaskLabels calendar with clear deadlines.
3. Sync Across all Devices
For a family on the go, one of the best things about TaskLabels is that it can be synced easily across multiple platforms. So if you’re at home in front of the computer, you can use TaskLabels web version to add to your household chores. If your spouse is away from the the house, he/she can access your list on the fly with a mobile phone or tablet. This just can’t happen with sticky notes.
4. Set Multiple Labels
It’s often difficult to fit a task into just one category, and besides, the way our brain works is by grouping and associating information rather than by mapping each individual item. That’s why we’ve enabled multiple labeling in TaskLabels. For example, “buying a socket wrench” might fit into your Household chores label or your Shopping list, but it also might fit into your Garage label. If you put “buying a socket wrench” under all three labels, someone you shared your labels with will remember to buy you that sturdy socket wrench the next time he/she breaks out one of your labels.
So there you have it, a new secret weapon to conquer all your household chores (and much more)!