Managing your home can feel like a full-time job, but if you want everything to be clean and organized, it’s necessary.
The good news is, there are a few things you can do to make home management a whole lot easier without sacrificing your usual standards. Let’s take a look at some of them right now:
Start Using to-do Lists
Taking care of your home can often be more of a challenge than it needs to be because you have left tasks too long, and the problem has gotten worse. By making to-do lists and scheduling things like mowing the lawn or cleaning the oven so that they are never left too long, you can make things a lot more manageable for yourself in the long term, and nothing will get missed.
Make Smarter Decor Choices
Sometimes, we make things harder for ourselves because we choose things for our homes that require more maintenance. For example, keeping a carpet clean is much more difficult than keeping spc flooring clean, and a leather couch is much easier to keep free of dirt and debris than a fabric one. So, by making smart choices with our decor, we can easily cut our home management burden without very much effort at all.
Do a Little Every Day
When it comes to cleaning, doing a little every day is often more effective than spending several hours cleaning up at the weekend, and it means that you aren’t always wasting your precious time on boring home management tasks.
Sit down and list all the cleaning tasks and DIY chores you have to do and break them down into their smallest parts. Allocate a day for each piece, ensuring that you don’t do more than 30-60 minutes in total, and you will soon find that everything gets done without any fuss, leaving you free to actually enjoy your free time.
For tasks that don’t need to be done quite as often, such as mowing the lawn and cleaning the HVAC filters, just make a note of the date each week/month when the task needs to be completed and maybe put a notification on your phone too.
Get Everyone Involved
Unless your children are really young, then getting every member of the household involved in its management is a pretty sensible way to make it easier for yourself. So many women end up doing the lion’s share of housework which can lead to resentment and a lack of downtime. Don’t let this happen, and divide everything up fairly between you all.
Meal Plan and Prepare
Each week, plan all the meals you will be eating and then take a couple of hours out of the day to cook as many of them in advance as you can. Pop them in the freezer, and you won’t have to worry about cooking and cleaning up from the cooking for the rest of the week.
Now you have all the tools you need to simplify home management, it’s time to put them into action.