Juggling time between work and home can be a tough job. But, for a working mom, it is a necessity. Working moms want to keep things in order around the house, but they also want to maintain their job satisfaction and focus on their careers. In order for working moms to pursue their career dreams without neglecting their domestic duties, organization is required.
Below are some helpful tips on how you can keep your home well organized even in the midst of your busy days:
- Practice the golden rule of “clean as you go.” It’s much easier to maintain things than to repair them. Maintaining order in your living room, dining room, and kitchen will make clean up a breeze. There will be fewer things to clean, and you will save a lot of time that you can then spend on your family.
- Make the kids participate in cleaning. Try to make a game out of cleaning, so your kids will be more encouraged to help you. For instance, you can set a time challenge for them when they clean their bedrooms. If they clean all of their toys in twenty minutes, they are rewarded with ice cream or a small prize. When incentive and fun are involved, kids are more willing to participate.
- Add more storage spaces. You will soon realize the benefit of added storage space for keeping extra things around the house. It reduces the stress of trying to figure out where to put things, and it frees up living space, so you can enjoy it more.
- Store less and donate more. Even if you do have extra storage spaces at home, if you don’t throw Every couple of months, sort things in your house and choose some items that can be donated to charity or given to friends. Fewer things means fewer cleanups.
- Plan ahead. Make a list of your meals in advance, so you know what to buy ahead of time in order to avoid procrastination. You can also create a to-do list in advance and establish a schedule of when you will complete each task. For example, get your coffee pot ready before you go to bed, so all you have to do is push “Start” when you wake up. Get a head start on packing lunches the night before.