This might be the best advice we've ever heard. "In general, I recommend compressing chores and errands into one small window," Vanderkam suggests. "That way, you don't lose your whole weekend to these things. If you designate, say 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday for cleaning your house, when you find yourself looking at a mess some other time, you can relax, because you know there's a time to deal with it, and now is not that time."
Of course, we're not saying ditch your chores entirely, because some big household projects or errands might take much longer. It's not like you can put off packing your whole house when you're moving in just a few days. For most weekends, though, when you don't have to dedicate both days to KonMari-ing your home, pencil in just a few hours of errands and chores and fill the rest of the time with fun things.