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Sam posted this 14 November 2019

I work from home, completely, but so does my husband. Most of the time, during the day, both kids are out of the house.  So there we are both working.  We are both quite productive as related to previous years where the kdis were at home more.  But, my concern is - do you still try to manage household chores at all when you are working at home?

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Angel posted this 15 November 2019

I act like I am at a place working, I've worked from home for 5 years.  On my "lunch break" I do chores.  I also get up earlier than my kids before  school and clean, and then do it again after bed time.  I also have a schedule so I know whos wash etc I do. 

Maddie posted this 15 November 2019

Where are you working from home? I am looking to do that?  I always do my cleaning after I am home from work usually clean twice due to kids mess up the house as soon as we walk in the door, and then reclean again when they go to bed. 

Teresa posted this 19 November 2019

I do the same, but my work isn't fulltime. Yet, I do the chores right after I drop kids off at school, THEN start doing work items...then another time frame in the early evening or rather while dinner is on the stove just cooking (I get past the food prep, get kids settled with something, and then take care of a quick laundry or other task for example).

Sucre posted this 20 November 2019

Working from home and maintaining the house is really such a balancing act. It's overwhelming sometimes. I'm getting better at balancing things. I honestly found being a stay home mom so overwhelming even prior to working part time from home. The kids are older and it's gotten easier somewhat. I think the work adds balance but sometimes it adds stress.

Fargo posted this 21 November 2019

I think I have finally realized that "work from home" does not mean "get all chores done" - you can't do two things at once. You need to designate work time and then designate chore time. I'm terrible at the chore time and now it has gotten away from me. I think I'm going to have to take 1-2 days off from work to catch up. Balance is the key. Also if one parent works from home and the other doesn't, the one who works out of the home should not expect that the WAH will get all of the chores done. I think that's what's happening in my house LOL. Not true!

Norah posted this 23 November 2019

Work from home means you don't have to necessarily fix up your hair, iron your clothes and put on a blazer. Unless you are doing video conferences, you can be comfortable. However, there is this underlying assumption that you can work efficiently and fold laundry and cook while you work and that is craziness. The most I can do while on the clock is throw laundry in the machine and little small miniscule things. But honestly ladies, even my powerful CEO type friends seem to get saddled with more than their share of chores.

Lisa posted this 24 January 2020

I have a job where I set my own hours, so yes I still try and clean the house. I wake up and get ready and work for about 2-3 hours and then take a break and clean, not everyday, but I have certain days where certain things I like to have done, then I work again for  bit before I have to get dinner ready. Then I finish up any other work I didnt get to after I put kids to sleep

Erin posted this 25 January 2020

It's kind of unfair to expect one to do all of the chores just because they work from home. I get some flexibility like throwing clothes in the washer or turning on the oven. You cannot work a fulltime job and be expected to do all of the housework. Most jobs don't even allow you to get up unless for breaks and/or lunch. 

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Ele posted this 19 February 2020

I do try to manage the chores-mainly because I am very type A and there is no one else in the house that will do them.  My husband works 9-5 and doesnt typically get home until 60pm.  He tells me i am fortunate to work from home, which I do agree, but I find it MUCH more difficulty than when I worked outside of the house.  But I do love the flexibility of being with the kids. Perhaps hiring a cleaning company may help with this.

Bodi posted this 19 February 2020

Absolutely. I work from home, my partner travels for work. If I didn't do chores, while I'm working, they would never get done.

Sam posted this 20 February 2020

I would definitely multi-task! There's only so long you can sit at a phone or computer. Why not empty the dishwasher or throw i a load of laundry? You're home, so totally take advantage of it.

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Alex posted this 20 February 2020

I think keeping an organized home helps keep your mind organized! You'll be surprised, but sometimes its a good wa to take a break.

Julie posted this 20 February 2020

Yes, I think multi-tasking is the only way to get stuff done. I work partly from home and get SO much done the days that I do. Plus I get to sneak hugs and kisses to my adorable babies.

Maggie posted this 20 February 2020

I've always worked from home, and I block my time. I don't do any chores during work. I try to "CLEAN" only once a week but I clean up after dinner daily.

Amber posted this 12 March 2020

I think stepping away to do a few light chores here and there would alleviate your load in the evening and help to keep work from becoming mundane. Seems like keeping your work space the way you want it would just spill over into keeping your home the way you want it!

Zoe posted this 12 March 2020

I have found it really hard to find the balance when working from home with chores. I like to be at work when I'm "at work" and not get sucked into house stuff. With that said, it does make the week smoother to get some things done. So I make sure to start a load of laundry before I start work in the morning, do dishes at lunch and switch the laundry, and after work fold the laundry. That way dishes and laundry are done for the day and I haven't sucked myself out of work too much. 

Janessa posted this 12 March 2020

I think I've become so comfortable with being a work-from-home mommy that I don't want to leave the house. Now, I'm trying to figure out how to get out of the house and take my baby with me. Any advice on stuff I could do with my baby? 

Corinne posted this 12 March 2020

Local libraries usually have story time, we have a restaurant in town that all the local Moms go to because they have toys and healthy food, maybe you have a hidden gem close by?

I think I've become so comfortable with being a work-from-home mommy that I don't want to leave the house. Now, I'm trying to figure out how to get out of the house and take my baby with me. Any advice on stuff I could do with my baby? 

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