Keeping a home up and running without complete chaos is a goal that many households strive to achieve. If you have a busy home, with far too much going on every day, you need to be organized, and ensure that you have a routine. This will help to keep everyone happy and ensure that your home is calm and relaxing.
#1 Schedule a Cleaning Day and Stick to It
Cleaning is something that has to be done, and if you leave it all to the last minute, it can quickly descend into chaos. You need to keep on top of cleaning, and ensure that grime and clutter do not build up and become a problem.
The best way to keep on top of all the cleaning is to clean as you go, which reduces the time that it takes. Once you get into the habit of taking a few minutes to wipe a surface, or sweep a room, you will feel far happier. Your home will be cleaner, and everyone will appreciate the effort that you have applied.
#2 Service the AC Regularly or Tempers May Flare
Keeping cool in the summer months will ensure that everyone is happier, as when the temperature rises so does tempers. You need to have your Air Conditioner regularly serviced to ensure that when it gets too hot, you can switch it on, and keep everyone cool.
Servicing the unit will also help to maintain its life, and reduce energy bills, which is vital in this current economic climate. Reducing the bills, will also give you spare cash to spend on the family, which is always beneficial.
#3 Make Cleaning a Family Affair
Getting the kids involved with the daily chores will not only give everyone more time, but will teach them the importance of responsibility. Even small children can perform tasks such as sweeping, folding washing and tidying their rooms. The quicker all of the chores are done, the more time you can spend together as a family.
#4 Set Aside a Day to Plan Meals for the Rest of the Week
Planning the menu for the week may not seem an essential thing to do; however, it can make you more organized, and save you loads of time. Typically menu planning and shopping list writing is done on a Sunday. This is also a brilliant day for prep work for the meals for the week as the children can be involved and learn about food and the cooking process.
#5 Keep the Floors Clear
Organizing toys and keeping dedicated areas for playing will ensure that the whole house does not turn into a giant toy store. There is nothing worse than tripping over toys everywhere you walk, which is why keeping them in one area is advised. Everything should have a place in your home, and the children should be taught where everything must be put away.
You need to ensure that everyone in the house understands what is expected of them, and what rules are in place. Once everyone begins tidying up, putting things away and being more organized the
November 9, 2013