When I became a work from mom no one told me the task and responsibility that came with it.. First of all, I am not a list writing, meal planning and schedule writing kind of girl. Having to do some type of home of management totally shocked me. There was no class on how to be a work from home mom. Through A LOT of trial and error I am still learning how to manage my household. So I know how it feel for the new mom that feel overwhelmed with the never ending chores and wondering how in the world did time fly and it time to pick up the kids from school and you are still not dress. So I have complied a list of simple tips to managing your home for the working mom.
Keep Home Managing Simple
When it come to home management it best to keep it simple. Don’t fuss with the minor things such as dusting the floor boards or washing the walls. Your goal should be to get you home to look presentable for guest and comfortable for your family.
Time Management. I am not a morning person. Managing my time is something I am still working on. The only reason why I get up in the morning is because I have to take my kids to school and go to work. So I have learn to go ahead and plan my day. One habit I had to break is distraction. I would start a project and not finish it. What I do now is I start a project and I finish until the end. I set up a timer for 30 minutes to complete my task.
Chore Days. I had to learn this pretty quick after I had my last child. I was notorious in taking five days to wash clothes or all day Saturday event to clean out the refrigerator. My cure for this nasty habit was to set up chore days. My chore days are pretty simple compare to the normal chore days some people have. Monday and Tuesday I wash clothes. Tuesday and Wednesday I clean the bathroom, wash and fold the remain clothes and sort out old mail. Wednesday is cleaning mirrors, windows and knick-knack. Thursday is mopping the floors and vacuuming. Fridays is cleaning out the refrigerator (if needed) and shopping. Allow some flexibility in you chore days just in case something comes up. If something come ups you can move your chore that particular day to the next day.
Put on Clothes. I know his sound crazy but it is true. Being a work from home mom I put on clothes everyday. I get dress as if I have somewhere to go. Plus it motivate me to move and to get things done. When I get my kids dressed and ready for school I go ahead and get myself dressed. This allow me to feel like I have accomplished something and I not in the house all days in my night clothes.
Plan the night ahead. Like I said early I am not a morning person so anything that will help me out the door a little more easier I will do it. So I plan a lot of my stuff the night before. I lay out mini me and big man clothes, pack book bags, sign papers,etc. I do everything the nigh before that I know will suck up my time in the morning. This help me to make sure that I have a smooth morning for me and my kids.
Expect The Unexpected
5) Expect Hick-Ups. I also made room to expect hick-ups. Life is not perfect so I know there are going to be days that I may not get to one of my chores because that is life. Or I may forget to pack something the night before because I am spending some quality time with my kids. If that happens just go with the flow and start over.
I hope this home managing tips help out the working mom. There are still somethings I am still learning and so will you but enjoy your time being with your kids because trust me you will never get back those moments with your kids again. If your have something you would like to add let me know.
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