As busy women, it’s understandable that our homes can feel like more work. With lots to keep up with logistically (packed lunches, dinner preparation, bathroom cleaning, ironing) you can see why some of these everyday chores and elements of home maintenance get pushed to one side when our careers and time with our families take up so much time. So how do you have it all? The perfect home and the organised life & career? It doesn’t take much to work out that you need to have a few time saving systems in place to help you keep everything running smoothly.
Let’s face it, right now we all need a little extra help when it comes to keeping things organised and functioning in our homes. After all, a tidy home can help with a tidy mind and it’s especially helpful if you struggle with your mental health and wellbeing. With that in mind, here are some of the time saving tips that you can implement to help you get your home in order and to help you feel more organised.Cleaning schedule
One of the hardest things to keep on top of is the cleaning of your home. It’s the one thing that can let slip because, lets face it, who actually enjoys it?! However, we all want a nice clean place to come home to every night (or indeed spend everyday in during a pandemic). A great time saving tip is to start up a cleaning schedule. This is where you can consider a daily schedule or a weekly schedule as well as those things that need to be done monthly and annually. Sure, it may take you a little time to put your system in place, but once the hard work is done it should be plain sailing from there. It’s designed to help your household to keep on top of their chores, without them feeling like a mammoth tasks. Doing things little and often is the key to a successful cleaning schedule.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Sometimes it’s impossible to keep things in order 100% of the time. This could be down to you having a busy job, or even just having too much other activities to commit to throughout the week. Remember, it’s always fine to ask for help, and honestly, we should all do it more often. If you can, take some of the pressure away by having someone in to tackle the big jobs or to visit a few times to keep on top of the cleaning.Use a wall planner & shorten your tasks however you can
There is no denying that if you are busy you will likely have a diary of some sort, but what if your whole family need to be able to see things at a glance? This is when a wall planner should come into play. Everyone will be able to see at a glance any appointments such as dentist visits, optician appointments (although you can get glasses online like me from eyeglasses.com to save time – thank me later!), or doctor’s appointments (again, I mainly get telephone appointments and order my prescriptions online from the likes of Lloyds) – there are so many ways to cut corners during a day. Use them!Declutter your home
Finally, decluttering your home is a great way to keep things organised. There is a well-known saying that ‘if you have a messy home, you will have a messy mind’. So, keep things in order and make things easy on yourself by ditching the clutter for good. If you don’t rely on it or it doesn’t tug at your heart, toss it! You could start by decluttering for five minutes a day, or focusing on just one room at a time. There are so many different methods that you could try and a great suggestion could be to utilise the Marie Kondo method – her books and her Netflix series are fab.
I hope these ideas will help you to get your home in order and to allow you to feel happier and more organised!
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