Family life can get out of control fast. No one plans on a diaper change that results into bath time when you were planning on going food shopping and daily life can be affected in the simplest ways. But using simple home management tips for busy mums can drastically improve your home life and make things easier for you.
Use these home management tips for busy mums and you will have an easier home life in no time
Be ready in advanced. Don't wait to get ready to leave to pack up. Have your diaper bag stocked with supplies or a go bag with snacks for your kids anytime you need to head out the door. Even if you want to go to the park things can get hectic getting shoes and socks on and jackets for everyone. If you have an area with the things that anyone will need before heading out leaving will be easier and take less time to get ready. When coming back from outings make sure that you always put things away in the right spot immediately. Refill the diaper bag and put the sports bags in the right spots again so that the next time you head out it will continue to be easy.
Always assume that things are going to take longer than planned. If it takes you 30 minutes to get everyone ready to go to the library, tack on an extra 10 minutes or 15 minutes just in case someone can't find their shoes, if the dog needs to go out for a potty break or you want to fix your hair. Be clear to everyone that you are going to leave in 30 or 40 minutes, and if they aren't ready no one goes. If you don't need those extra 10 to 15 minutes in the end you can leave early and get a jump start on your daily tasks.
Instead of trying to clean the house once a week put aside some time to clean up at the end of the day. There is always one area in the house where everyone piles their random items like the mail, hairbrushes and toys. Cleaning up and maintaining a clean feeling in your house will help you to not feel stressed out and will lessen your overall tasks to do. Designate an area in your house for all the common random household items, like an end table near the kitchen. Instead of using your countertop to put the mail and everything else everyone will use the end table and at the end of the day remember to go through the mail and put everything away.
For busy mums a good management tip is to organize your schedules on a daily basis. You can use breakfast or dinner time to talk with everyone to find out about when schoolwork is due, when soccer games and practices are and any other events going on in your family's life. Use your calendar or an organizer to schedule the events and help keep your life organized.
Using these home management tips for busy mums you will find that things around your house will flow better, you will be less stressed and you will be more organized.