Have Trouble Getting Help from a Lazy Husband/Partner? here is the solution!
How do I get my husband to help with the housework?
I have tried so hard to get my husband to be more domesticated around our home and although he isn’t that bad his consistency is rather terrible and he is the first to admit it.
What Benefits are there to your husband helping out?
There are so many benefits, whilst some of us stay at home to turn a home into our castle, unlike when you are employed we need days off too. Without the unlikely help from a domestic fairy we usually have no chance of getting the help we need. I have told my husband that I wouldn’t be as tired and feel as stressed if I got a little help around the house.If he could do even some of the jobs around our home, it would have an enormous impact. We would have more time for each other and to function better as a family (Although we don’t do that bad really).
How can I get my husband to be more consistent around the home and do his jobs?
Talk about things that upset you, I don’t mean argue or shout as this solves absolutely nothing. I mean talk have a heart to heart about how you are feeling and start praising each other efforts to make your home feel cosy and comfortable.
What did we decided to do?
Here is the thing my husband came up with, a really playful and fun solution. His idea was to make a Husband reward chart, this I suppose is inspired by super nanny and how she uses charts for children. Laminate the template and get a marker pen (Preferable a wipeable one) and tick the stars each day.
I have uploaded the chart so our readers can also use the same template, there are two different versions that I have made (If you would like me to add anything just ask).
Number 1. Lazy-Husband-Free-Printable-Template
Number 2. Lazy-Husband-Free-Printable-Template
What sort of things do I want him to do around the home?
Cooking, I just want a day off from time to time and I know my husband is a terrible cook., but I know he has it in him and he does too.
Cleaning my husband is great at cleaning but once he does it he soon creates mess again, so all I want is him to be a little bit more tidy.
DIY, this one is funny because he is great at DIY when he can be bothered, I must say he is very crafty as well.
What Rewards should I give him?
Well Some of the rewards can be left to the imagination, so without set rewards on the chart you can both come up with some great ideas together. I would also like to say that we have had a lots of fun using this template and I have seen small yet promising changes.