There’s no argument that running a household is a job in itself. That combined with your day job and managing a social life can be quite stressful.
Whether you’re a new parent or living the single life, our household organisation and management guide will help make your life easier. Let’s get started.
1. 15-Minute Cleanup
Some people find tidying up therapeutic, while others loathe it. If you fall under the latter category, we’ve got a simple solution for you. Set a 15-minute timer on your phone and clean up as much as you can in that time. By cleaning for just 15 minutes every day, you can keep your house in order.
2. Bullet Journaling
Bullet journaling puts a fun spin on list-making. You can include different lists for household chores, important dates, personal goals and so on. It is an excellent way to express your creativity, while getting things done at the same time.
3. Daily Refrigerator List
Do you have to compare electricity providers? Did you forget to buy milk? For everyday tasks, make a to-do list and stick in on your refrigerator. Every time you open the fridge, you’ll get an instant reminder of what needs to be done. This old-school method still works well.
4. Involve the Fam
Unless you live alone, you’re not solely responsible for managing the house. Instead of taking everything upon yourself, involve your family or roommates. Delegate specific tasks to your kids. Giving your kids jobs around the house will instil them with a sense of responsibility. Teamwork makes the dream work!
5. Maximise Storage
The reason your house is always messy could be lack of storage. From keys to shoes to recycling, assign a place for everything. Maximise your storage space by purchasing hidden-storage furniture. Jute or fabric baskets are a versatile storage solution. You can use them in your pantry, bathroom and bedrooms.
6. Start Labelling
Label baskets and other storage containers so that everything is put back in the designated place. You can easily purchase a cheap label maker online.
7. Create a Routine
Leaving every little household chore for the weekend will just create unnecessary stress. Instead, complete a set of chores every day. Create a routine that includes a bit of cleaning, tidying up, re-stocking and so on. Trust us, you will have more time to yourself at the end of the week.
8. Automate Payments
Do you often miss payment deadlines? Are you always running out last minute to buy groceries? Thanks to technology, you don’t have to worry about these things anymore.Automate your monthly bill payments and weekly food shop. And voilà, your bills are paid on time and the pantry is well-stocked.
Running your household doesn’t need to be stressful. It just takes a bit of organisation and teamwork! Try these eight tips and see how much easier managing your life becomes.