No Housework Day
When is No Housework Day? This holiday is always observed on April 7
No Housework Day is today. This April 7 holiday is your chance to do anything, except housework. Better still, have someone else do the chores for a day. Housework is a daily, seemingly endless, and repetitive group of tasks. It often goes unrecognized and worst of all, is often taken for granted. But, watch out! If the dishes aren’t done, or there are no clean towels, somebody notices.
We think it’s important to plan for this holiday. For example, if you’re going to need clean clothes on this day, do the laundry the day before. If you fail to do so, and you find there’s no clean underwear, you’re going to have to “go commando” on No Housework Day.
If you normally do the housework around the house, cease and desist for this day. Instead, kick back and enjoy the day. Relax and do anything, except housework. There is one exception. If you are a spouse or significant other, and you always do the housework for your mate, let them do the housework today. It gives you a break from the routine. And, they just might get an appreciation of how much work it takes to keep up the house.
How to Celebrate No Housework Day
Get into the spirit of this special holiday. DO NOT DO HOUSEWORK!
- When you get up in the morning, do not make your bed.
- After meals, leave the dishes in the sink Note: You are allowed to put things into the dishwasher. After all, you have to set them down somewhere.
- There will be no vacuuming, dusting, mopping, or clothes washing and ironing.
- Hire a maid, butler, and cook for the day.
“Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?” – – Phyllis Diller
History and Origin of No Housework Day
Our research did not uncover a particular person who started this day, or when it was first celebrated.
We’re pretty sure it originated by someone who was a wee bit tired of doing the daily chores, and just needed a day off. Most likely, they threw up their hands and said something like “That’s it! I’m taking a day off from all of this work”.
Whoever the genius was who first created this day, we salute you!
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