Managing all the household chores alone is not an easy task for any woman and when it comes to the busy moms, managing all these chores become an even bigger ordeal.
Every woman who is bound with professional as well as familial commitments is definitely a multitasker in her own unique way; however, sometimes juggling between the commitments for the house chores and the professional responsibilities while also bringing up kids can be quite a challenge.
Effective management of the waking hours is important to balance the family and work adequately. To help manage your time and family like a pro, there are a number of household tips that you can follow. Below I have enlisted the 6 most important household tips for all the busy moms.
- Plan Weekly Menu
Planning is undeniably the best way to save time and get things done without creating a chaos every morning and evening. Plan a weekly menu and enlist all the ingredients required for every meal before going grocery shopping.
You can create lists for all the items that you will require for your kitchen for a week to ensure that the fridge is stocked with all the necessary things. You’ll never face the problem of running out of ingredients in the midst of cooking meals which would help you wrap up the entire cooking process quickly.
- De-Clutter The Mess Monthly
I’m sure all the busy moms would agree that cleaning the house is one of the biggest tasks every day. If your house has everything, from the clothes and papers to the kid’s lego blocks, lying around everywhere, then it’s time you start de-cluttering the mess. Take a day off from your busy schedule every month to de-cutter the mess from the home and make more space for other important things.
- Set A Weekly Wardrobe
Deciding the dress for every day and getting them ironed can be quite time-consuming in the morning. You should try setting up the week’s wardrobe on weekends so that you do not have to fidget around for clothes and waste essential morning minutes ironing them. Organize and stack your outfit according to the days you’re going to wear them and follow the same thing with your kid’s and your husband’s dresses. Get them ironed on weekend and neatly pile them in the closet according to the days of the week.
- Try Crockpot Meals
Crockpot meals or meals cooked using slow cookers are a life-saver for all the busy moms who dislike coming back home from work and getting inside the kitchen for cooking food. Coming home to a freshly cooked meal can easily relieve the stress and give you a pleasure no words can describe. No mixing, no stirring and definitely no checking, you just need to set the timer and mouth-watering food will be ready by the time you get back home. Having a crockpot in the modular kitchen also adds value to the kitchen space.
- Get Organized With A Planner
A planner is one of the best secret weapons used by busy moms to get organized. Write down all the important tasks that need to be done in a day or week in the planner and keep ticking the tasks off that have been completed. Put the chores in the planner in a list of high to low priority and don’t forget to add a goal for the day for both the professional as well as domestic issues. This checklist in the planner would help you keep a track of all the activities and get them done on time.
- Do A Little Bit Of Cleaning Each Day
Whether it is the laundry, the house cleaning, dusting or kitchen chores, dedicate few minutes of your day to each task to reduce the burden at the end of each week. All these are like little monsters that keep growing through the week and become a giant by the end, keep them in check throughout the week to reduce the mess.
Do brisk cleaning, clean the kitchen before going to bed, and do one load of laundry and other small household chores each day to be better managed.
These were some of the household tips that have helped a number of busy moms survive through the busy schedule. There are many more things one can do like assigning some chores to kids, maintaining calendars, organizing papers, dedicating one day for laundry or house cleaning, strategic task juggling and much more to become a super mom from a busy mom.