4 ways to save time and energy on chores

It’s unlikely that you absolutely love doing laundry and dishes (although I do know a few questionable characters that find it “therapeutic”, the nutters), but it’s something we all have to do a few times a week, or even daily depending on the size of your brood! You may as well make sure know how to get the job done in a timely and environmentally friendly way. The quicker it’s done, the quicker you can get back to the fun stuff!

Tip 1: Create less laundry

I’m not saying have bad hygiene. But being a little less fussy can seriously cut down that laundry pile. Towels can be re-used, jeans and PJs can be re-worn, a dribble bib will dramatically reduce how many times you have to change your baby’s tops. And if it’s just water and nothing too gross, just hang it out to dry rather than doing a full wash.

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Tip 2: Be more simplistic in the kitchen

Simple foods are healthier and generally fewer pots are required to make them. The fewer you get dirty, the fewer you have to clean. Bake your fish in the oven, steam your veg on the hob, plus use those really handy microwavable rice pouches. Two dirty pots – max! Cook a stir fry with noodles in a wok. One dirty pot! Being Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen is all fine and dandy as long as you have the staff to clean up after you!

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Tip 3: Buy great quality appliances

Washing MachineHaving a brilliant appliance will drastically reduce your time spent on chores. Nobody likes working with a temperamental washing machine or dodgy dishwasher. Our buddies over at Bosch understand that living a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle is important to us all, sometimes modern lifestyles mean we need things now. The new Bosch VarioPerfect™ technology can help you save time and energy. Get laundry that’s 100% clean using 66% less energy. Just because you want to save energy, you shouldn’t expect anything less than brilliantly clean laundry.

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DishwasherNo one wants to spend more time washing dishes by hand, but for those people who want to live a greener lifestyle it’s great to know that the latest Bosch dishwashers not only save you time and water, but also deliver you brilliantly clean dishes using less energy thanks to their VarioPerfect™ technology. If you don’t need your dishes clean urgently, then simply select the Eco50 programme. Available as a standard programme, selecting the Eco50 option means that you can get full loads – that’s all the place settings for a three-course dinner for 13 people – brilliantly clean using up to 39% less energy.

For more info, head on over to the Bosch website.

Tip 4: Make emptying the dishwasher a game

I can empty a fully loaded dishwasher in 3 minutes and 45 seconds. And every time I go to do it, I try to beat my own record. And of course, when my own children are of dishwasher emptying age, I hope they will get just as excited about beating it. However, I must admit that I’ve lost a mug or two along the way when my efforts to shave a few seconds off my time have been a little too enthusiastic. Be safe people!

Do you have any tips for making chores that little bit more bearable? 

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