Time is of the essence when you’re a busy Mum running your own business, trying to keep an organised household and the family happy! I have found a way that has helped me tremendously with keeping the house as organised as possible (with three young children running around) and it doesn’t take hours to do it – well not all at once anyway. It can get done quickly while the children are occupied and you’ll feel that you’ve achieved something, because you haven’t planned to get EVERYTHING done at once.
I have created a weekly planner for myself, which includes all of the regular family activities, such as school and kinder drop offs, as well as the kid’s activities. Then there’s the business stuff, which is segmented into different categories and then the housework. I have everything colour coded so it’s easier to read at a glance, and it looks much nicer too!
• Monday’s – Clean bathrooms/toilets and wash the towels
• Tuesday’s – Vacuum and mop
• Wednesday’s – Washing & ironing
• Thursday’s – Dust
• Friday’s – Washing & ironing, wash bed linen
• Saturday’s – Quick vacuum in main living areas
It breaks down the housework into nice “chunks” of time, so you’re not spending hours doing it in one hit. It doesn’t feel that bad when it’s broken down in these timeframes, and I find that it actually gets done and the house is cleaner. Obviously there’s still the general tidy up each day, along with the dishes, but I find that it’s a bit more manageable. When you’re trying to run a business, and maintain a house, it’s best to be organised.
What tips do you have to keep on top of your housework?
Cheers! Barb Scott
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