Written by a contributing writer
Being a mom is not an easy role. Of course, you love it, that goes without saying. You love your children and that’s that. But, as a mom, it seems that not only do you have the welfare of the children to consider, you also have the role of homemaker to fill. This is when things can get overwhelming and you may find yourself feeling that there is just not enough hours in the day to fulfill each duty. However, you can gain some control and make more of an impact in your household. Here are the top tips to help you do it.
Create a cleaning schedule
It makes sense that having a schedule and routine can really help you gain more control over what needs to be done and help you be more productive with the time that you have. Having a cleaning schedule in place is one way to do this. Instead of looking at the task of cleaning your whole home at once and feeling like too much, a schedule can break down those tasks across the week. Enabling you to stay on top of the chores rather than letting them mount up. It may be that you allocate a room per day or use specific hours to try and tackle some of the chores. This can work well for things like laundry as well, spreading the jobs across the week rather than letting it build up.
The next thing to consider doing would be planning, not just for your day or your week, although this can be very helpful to help you manage your time, but also for the month and even the year ahead. It’s the things you are likely to forget, such as an ac service or getting your heating system checked. It’s birthdays, it’s Christmas, it’s vacations. Planning can really help you save time in the long term and only requires a little investment from you to think about these things ahead of schedule.
Make meal planning part of your routine
Many of us will already have some sort of routine in place, but one of the biggest issues moms can have is meal times. So make meal planning part of your routine for the future. It takes a little time to think about the meals you are going to prepare and to write your list of things you need, but once it is done it can be a huge time saver. Not only that, but it can also mean that you save money and also reduce your food waste. There will be evenings when you are late and feel frustrated about cooking, but having it already planned out makes things simple and easier to overcome.
Share the load
Finally, it doesn’t always have to be you that does all the hard work. This year why not think about delegating jobs to other family members? Maybe children can be in charge of their bedrooms? Partners can cook or share the load with laundry or cleaning perhaps? It’s up to you to decide what will work for you as a family, but doing this could really help take the pressure off you.
We hope these tips have the desired impact on your household.