I read this article about millennials, chores, and minimalism. Making Time for Chores is Part of Life. The title caught my eye, but the article itself felt a little scattered and I wasn’t sure what lesson the author was trying to share (it’s ok, sometimes this happens in my writing also).
I’m going to put my own spin on this and share the lesson I think you should get from it. We all have chores to do. No matter where you live, how old you are, or how much money you make – you have chores that you need to do. The chore may be cooking dinner, cleaning the bathroom, picking up after yourself, or taking care of your personal hygiene.
A key part of minimalism involves minimizing the amount of chores you have to do so you can spend more time doing things you enjoy. If you have fewer clothes in your closet, you spend less time choosing what to wear. If you have a smaller home, you spend less time cleaning. If you cook simple meals, you spend less time in the kitchen.
Add all those small bits of time-savings, and you’ll have extra time for the more enjoyable aspects of life. Minimalist are very aware that we have chores to do. No question about that. But we also understand that if we can do things to reduce the number of chores or the amount of time performing them, then we’ll have more time for everything else.