How to Stay Organised & Keep on Top of the Housework
As well as our key points for organised living, we’ve got some simple dos and don’ts on how to organise your home life so that you have time for work and play.
Don’t try to do everything on your own
If you find yourself asking “how can I organise my life?”, then first of all you need to remember that you’re not alone! If you live with your family, be sure to share out the chores. Kids can learn about responsibility by helping out with chores, and cleaning together is all the more fun! Likewise, in a shared home, why not create a cleaning rota so everyone pulls their weight? If you live alone and are feeling overwhelmed by cleaning, enlist a friend to help you have a clear out, or think about hiring a part-time cleaner.
Don’t be a perfectionist
Some things are just going to get dirty time and time again, especially in a household with kids, so be realistic about the amount of time you spend cleaning. Think about how much time each task is worth, for instance there’s no point spending hours polishing the cutlery as it’s only going to get used the next day! Save perfection for when you’ve got special guests.
Do have a clear out
Clutter can make your home look a lot messier than it actually is! Be ruthless and sell, throw away, recycle, or donate to charity anything that you really don’t need. The more stuff you have in your home, the more you’ll need to clean – objects attract dust and piles of clutter make it much more difficult to clean the floors and surfaces.
Do your food shopping online
Nowadays the internet has made it a whole lot quicker to do your food shopping. Think of all the time you can save by ordering food online and getting it delivered straight to your door. Adding things to your basket with the simple click of a button is a lot quicker than commuting to the supermarket and spending time there pushing a trolley around!
Your dreams of knowing how to organise your life and spend less time doing chores can come true – try our simple tips and see how much time you can save!