Usually when a person has a work from home job their spouse generally is the one that works away from the home. Problem here is that the one who is working at home isn’t taken as seriously and because they are working at home their spouse will generally think that they can go ahead and take care of everything simply because they are at home. This is entirely unfair to the one who is working at home. There are times that the person who has the work at home job is actually putting in more work hours than the spouse who is working away from the home. Here are some helpful ideas to get your spouse to do more around the home to help you out.
One thing you can try to do to prove a point is to simply go on strike. You do this by doing nothing but your work for your home business and simply let all of the chores around the house go. Let your spouse actually see just how much you are asked to do while you are also working your job at home. Do this for about a week and see what happens.
You should also sit down and make up a list of every single thing that you have to do during the day that helps to keep your house in shape. Divide the list into two categories. One category are the things that are easier to do during the day and the other one should be the things that you find are the most difficult to get done during the day.
After you give the list to your spouse to look over ask them if there would be any way that they could take at least one of these things off of your list. For example if it’s easier for you to do the laundry than it is for you to fold it, then ask if your spouse could take that particular task off of your hands.
Consider trading chores if your spouse doesn’t like the idea of taking on an extra chore. If one of your spouse’s chores could easily fit onto your easy category list then offer to take that chore in trade for them taking one of your chores off of your more difficult category.
A very important thing that should get their attention is if you were to sit down and figure out just how much money you lose every day when you have to take out so much time to do all of the chores around the house. You could even consider taking a week off from work, do all of the chores and then let them see just how much money you lost for not working that week. This might help them understand just how important your work at home job really is and just how much your household income is become use to having it.
Final Note: If they still refuse to help your around the house then tell them you have no other choice but to hire someone that will help you. This will give them the choice to either help out themselves or help by paying to get it done.