When your workday is packed with big projects, and much of your free time consists of appointments and commitments, the last thing you want to do is focus on household chores when you get home for the day. #AmIRight?
Nevertheless, there is always something that needs to get done around the house, and this never-ending list can feel overwhelming.
Can you relate?
If so, then you’re in luck. Because today I’m here to share with you 4 simple strategies to help you get through your list quickly so there’s time leftover for relaxation and fun.
Let’s do this!
Note everything in a planner
If you took a poll of busy, successful people, I’m willing to bet that the majority them rely on some form of a planner.
Why not take a page from their book and give it a try, too?
Whether you use a paper notebook or an online app, planning your schedule in advance helps you stay organized.
By jotting down reminders, appointments, and tasks, well before they’re due, you have the necessary time you need to prepare.
So whether you need a reminder about a big meeting at work, to complete a project around the house, or to call the pest control services, you can plan around these commitments while getting everything organized for the day ahead.
Clean a little each day
As Gretch Rubin reminds us, “outer order contributes to inner calm.” What does this mean? Simply put, a tidy house helps keep us stress-free.
If you can, challenge yourself to keep your space tidy throughout the week. Do a little straightening up each day, rather than saving it all for the weekend.
Not only will this reduce stress in your life, but it will also open up larger pockets of time on the weekend that you’d usually dedicate to cleaning.
Always do the dishes before bed
This is a big one for me; my husband and I always try to get the kitchen cleaned before bed.
You see, when we don’t, I end up feeling super stressed from the sight of a messy kitchen and a sink full of dishes first thing the next morning. It seems to put a damper on my motivation, and I’m in a funk for the rest of the day.
What’s more, while I might not want to do the dishes that night, I certainly won’t want to do them the next day after the food gets stuck on the plates. It takes longer, and frankly, it’s an awful way to start the day.
Do yourself a favor and clean up the kitchen before heading to bed. It’s a great way to help you begin the day feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever lies ahead.
Ask the family to help out
Raise your hand if you feel like you’re the only one who cooks, cleans, and organizes the house.
Is your hand in the air, too?
If so, then it might be time to recruit the family to help with household chores.
In fact, you might even argue that it’s good to get your kids involved in basic cleaning duties, especially in their own room, as it helps them understand the importance of looking after their things and respecting everyone’s living spaces.
By getting everyone to help out, you not only teach the value of responsibility, but you might also squeeze in a little extra downtime for yourself. Double win!
There you have it, friends. 4 ways to get organized at home. Give them a try and start saving time immediately!