Rock Around the House
Just to be clear, I never said I was good at chores. That's why I need these mind-altering games. They work for me, and my hope is they help others too.
You could call this one "Musical Chores." To me, it's always been 'Rock Around the House." Clearly, I have a thing for rocks.
So, let's set the stage: I look around my home and think, “What a freakin’ mess.” Disorder has been having a house party. But where to even start?
For painful moments like these, I take it one song at a time. I grab my phone where I have an upbeat playlist at the ready.
How it works
Pick a room to start in, say the kitchen. Hit shuffle play on your playlist or favorite album. For the length of the first song, put away items and clean up as quickly as you can. When the song ends, stop what you’re doing and move quickly to the next closest room.
Keep going room to room for as many rounds as needed. It’s actually pretty amazing what you can get done during a 3 to 4 minute song. On additional rounds, you can skip by rooms where you feel your work is done.
What I like about this game:
Rock-it tips: If you have a particularly ambitious Rock Your Chores list, this is a great warm-up activity. Got kids? Pick music they love and take them along as you rock around the house. Productivity + family fun = best parent in the world.
Move on. It's going to be OK. I'm guessing my type-A friends may have trouble leaving a half-scrubbed toilet when a song ends. That's the game. Keep moving even if it's out of your comfort zone. You'll make your way back soon enough. Or ... on second thought, make up your own rules. Stay and finish the job if that's what works for you. Your home. Your rules.
HIT IT! Check out the Rock Your Chores Playlist. You'll be on your feet. You'll be having a good time. When did chores get so freakin' fun?!
I am Margie Reece. I am here to help you rock your chores and have some fun doing it.