When you’re raising children with someone it’s easy to get caught up in ‘who made dinner?’ or ‘who unloaded the dishwasher’ or ‘who gave the kids a bath last?’ back-and-forth.
But having a partner in parenting doesn’t mean that everything is always a 50/50 split.
Sometimes, you do more and sometimes they do more and, usually, it all evens out. There are some days though that are made for saying thank-you and, on those days, one of the simple acts of kindness we can give our partners is to take a few of their typical chores off of their plate.
This Father’s Day, consider working with your kids to let dad live chore-free for the day.
Check out this list of chores you can take on to make sure he’s able to relax, unwind, and feel how appreciated he is!
1. Take in his dry cleaning
While he’s probably used to taking in or picking up his own dry cleaning on the way to or from work, treat him to a chore free commute by looking up dry cleaners and dry cleaning prices in your area and dropping off and picking up his dry cleaning for the week.
Of course, if you don’t want to just transfer the chore from him to you and make it easier on the whole family, you can use 2ULaundry‘s dry cleaning services.
2. Do the laundry
In most families, laundry is an everyone chore: there’s always a load to be tossed in, switched over, folded or put away. This Father’s Day, treat him to a week off of laundry duty by taking it on as your personal chore, enlisting the help of the kids or simply ordering laundry service. (Hint, hint: 2ULaundry)
3. Take out the trash
If your partner is the one who typically takes out the trash, let him relax and make sure the inside trash goes out all on your own. If you’re not in the mood to take out the garbage, remember that this is a pretty simple chore that most elementary school aged kids can do on their own. So consider passing it on to one of the kids.
4. Clean out the garage
The garage is an oft neglected space when it comes to cleaning since you can literally close it off and not have to see the mess with the click of a button. Having a clean and organized garage is a real treat though that will help you and your partner feel happy at home.
Before Father’s Day hits, consider spending a day with your kids getting the garage in shape!
5. Mow the lawn
Mowing the lawn isn’t how most people envision spending their weekend afternoons but, for many dads, that’s exactly what they end up doing. This year, treat your partner to a fresh cut lawn while they relax or spend time with the kids in the cool, air-conditioned inside.
If you’d like to outsource lawn services, check out Canopy Lawn Care.
Father’s day offers families an opportunity to shake up their chore chart and give dad a break from his usual must-do’s. Whether you take on his chores as your own for the day, rope the kids in to help or order some outside help, he’ll be more than happy to have a chore-free day!