Busy moms do so much for their families that they make even the busiest career professionals look like slackers. Even though they work hard, sometimes it can be challenging and a bit overwhelming for them to find time to keep the home organized. Here are some ways that busy mamas can organize their homes without sacrificing any of their personal time.
1. Minimize Distractions While You Clean
One common issue that you may encounter when trying to clean your home is getting it done in a timely manner. It may normally take you all day to get your home cleaned up or there may be times where you don’t finish at all. Take some time to analyze your cleaning habits. Do you tend to answer the phone while you are supposed to be cleaning? Maybe you have a tendency to stop what you are doing to do something else only to start cleaning again later.
No matter what your current cleaning habits are, you may be surprised to learn that much of your cleaning time involves distractions. Start eliminating distractions so you can get your housework done sooner. Send your calls to voicemail and try to hold off on starting new activities until you finished with your cleaning.
2. Start Planning Your Time
One secret that many busy moms have that allows them to maintain busy schedules with ease is planning. Start off by planning your week and you’ll notice that there are far more hours in the day than you were previously able to use. Plan your meals and prep them at the start of every week so that all you need to do is pull them out and cook them. Pick out everyone’s wardrobe at the beginning of the week so you’ll no longer lose precious time trying to figure out what to wear.
3. Get Your Family Involved
In many households, it’s all too easy to stick mom with the majority of housework. However, if your kids are old enough to help out, encourage them to do so. Assign easy chores to your children to help them learn how to be responsible. Make chore time fun and they’ll happily chip in every chance they get. Encourage your partner to help out periodically as well by doing some of your errands and grocery shopping.
4. Combine Your Bills to Make Balancing the Check Book Easier
Consolidate your bills so you’ll have less paperwork and bills to keep up with. Many companies like your insurance agency will gladly assist you in combining your accounts so that you only have one bill to pay for multiple policies. The more bills you can consolidate, the easier it will be for you to manage your finances and balance your check book each month.
5. Get an Earlier Start
If you have a tendency to get a late start every day, you may need to stop hitting the snooze button so you can get an earlier start. Setting an earlier bed time can help you to reset your internal clock so you will find it easier to get up earlier and get a head start on your daily duties.
With the right adjustments, you can make your busy life more manageable and less stressful. Scheduling your time and establishing priorities can also work wonders in your life.