Growing up, I didn't particularly listened to my mother when she tried to inculcate in me the importance of being able to do household chores. I'd pick procrastinating every time. However I was forced to learn the basics--sweeping the floor, washing the dishes, doing my laundry, and making my bed. We never had a household help. We tried employing one but it proved more of a hassle. Nevertheless, I learned despite my protests.


Now that I am an adult, I am more than grateful that Mamang raised me equipped with the necessary domestic know-how. Because now that I am bot living under her roof anymore, I see that a simple knowledge of cleaning the sink makes all the difference.

Some parents spoil their kids too much that they won't let them touch a broom. They are doing disservice to their children. Oway pakatatayaan kano pero naman ka apiya si KC Concepcion na matao sa walay. One day your children will grow up and they will have to live independently and they will become slobs whose homes reeks of stale food and body odor.

For you mga arikolay, learn household chores as early as now. When you go to college, you may have to live in dorms with friends to have a taste of the independent life. You wouldn't want to be the one everyone hates because hindi tumutulong sa gawaing bahay. Eventually, you will become a full-fledged adult, lease your first apartment, get married, buy your own house, and manage a household. You may think you will get a maid anyway but if you don't have a clue how things are done, you wouldn't know for sure if the house helps are really doing their job.

You can start by learning hacks through Youtube. There are many vloggers who talk about keeping the home neat and organized. It takes a while to finally have a cleanup routine.

Let me share this one for you:




Eventually you will learn easier ways to get around the chores. And you will appreciate that very adult feeling of satisfaction of seeing your space clean and organized.