Do you know that an average of 45 hours per week is spent on housework by Australian families with children? A new member joining the family for a Homestay Melbourne will undoubtedly cause a slight increase in the time spent on housework.
Time is precious in Melbourne but housework and chores disappointingly go in cycles, thus a good amount of time is consumed weekly by this “time eating monster”. But do you know that the frightening amount of time spent on housework can be cut in half by following some simple tips and tricks? HomestayHarmony has compiled a few tips to help overcome this hurdle.
Homestay Melbourne – Surprising Housework Absorbing Tips
It is not necessarily factual that everyone detests cleaning but everyone absolutely loves a squeaky-clean home! The stress that comes with getting your home to a state of spick-and-span can be exhausting. As a host, you will surely be faced with the challenge of educating your guests in ways to minimize additional housework and chores, caused by inviting them into your home. You don’t want it to become a deterrent to offering a homestay Melbourne, so pop these into your house rules and cover them off in the early days. By following some simple tips, wasting hours during housework will be prevented, housework will be done more effortlessly and your hosting will be a stress-free and more enjoyable experience.
Set Guiding Rules
This is a very important step to take as a host to guide the actions of your guests and prevent the “unexpected”. International students, interns, tourists or any other international guests are completely new in Melbourne and the Australian culture may seem strange to them. You have the responsibility to make them understand that in Australia; water restrictions need to be observed, recycling is practiced and energy is conserved. Some international students may not be used to housework as they have people who look after them back in their home countries, but homestay is a way to learn a new culture and strangely enough, the way housework is executed is also a reflection of that culture.
Set a few rules such as ensuring communal spaces are kept tidy, bathrooms and toilets are not messed up, proper disposal of waste, you can even add a ‘shoes off at the entrance’ rule as this greatly prevents the accumulation of dirt, etc being walked into your home and onto your carpets.
While setting these rules, be sure that you’re demonstrating at the same time, remember English is most often a second language and it can be easy to misunderstand. I recently had an experience with a guest who had confused ‘bath’ with ‘bathroom’ the outcome of which had been quite humorous!
Don’t Let Housework Pile Up
In all you do, avoid procrastination as this will only increase your workload. However, try your best to get the housework done in a timely manner to prevent it from stacking up on you. Chores like doing the dishes really needs to be done after each meal, to ensure a supply of clean dishes are available and to prevent nasty odours. Thanks to the dish washer most often this is not too much of a task – water glasses can be used all day, if they are used for just that, water, no need to grab a clean water glass each time!
A few good practices will save you a lot of time and by the end of the week, you will be relieved by how many hours of backlog you have saved for yourself.
Optimize Your Usage
The more you use, the more you have to clean. Everything from the kitchen and cooking utensils, to the laundry and clothes, can be optimized by their usage by limiting unnecessary usage.
Stick to these tips for you and your guest to enjoy an awesome homestay Melbourne experience. Do you have some other hacks to absorb extra housework? Pop them in the comment section for other HomestayHarmony hosts to benefit from.
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