10 Time Management Tip
Follow these ten time management tips to get your home in order:
1. Make a weekly schedule
One of the quickest ways to organize your life and understand how to manage your time better is to plan ahead. Make a schedule for the week and plan out all your activities. Put in time specific activities first, like dropping off and picking up the kids, exercise classes, appointments, meetings, and so on, then work out when you have time to do things like cleaning tasks or going for dinner.
Planning out your week will help you to keep your head clear and focus on what you need to get done. Don’t forget to allow for unexpected happenings, like an appointment that over runs.
2. Tidy often
Tidying often will help minimize how much cleaning you need to do. If you clean as you go and pick up after yourself, you can keep the house looking neater in general. Simple things like wiping the counters straight after preparing a meal, or putting the kids’ toys away each night before bed can make all the difference.
3. Work as a team
Knowing how to manage time effectively is all about working together so you have more time to relax and enjoy each others company, whether it’s with your kids, your partner, or your roommates. Delegate chores to your kids to help them learn about responsibility and looking after their things. Likewise, in a household you share with your partner or roommates, create a cleaning schedule and share out tasks evenly so no one feels the burden of having to do all the work.
4. Tackle monthly deep cleans
Give every room in your home a thorough scrub each month. If you’re tidying often, then there’ll be less need for more regular deep cleans than this, meaning you have more time to relax throughout the month. Check out our article on how to deep clean your kitchen for handy advice.
5. Keep the cleaning cupboard stocked up
Be prepared for regular small bouts of cleaning and monthly deep cleans by making sure you’ve got all the cleaning supplies you need so you don’t have to dash to the shops come cleaning day. Check the cleaning cupboard each week before you do your grocery shopping and take note of anything you need to restock, like toilet cleaner, or laundry detergent.