It’s the Final Countdown on our home organization overhaul. I feel like I should break out in song! It is very exciting that we have made it this far! I am so proud of those that have stuck it out! I am also proud of those who have not given up, even though you may have missed some days. Life always gets in the way, but we keep going knowing that creating a home to bless our spouses and our children is the right thing for us to do. No matter how little or how much you actually got done this 12 weeks, my greater hope is that you have a vision for your home and family! With that vision you can change the environment of your home. It may take very small baby steps or one giant step, but don’t ever give up. Your family that God has blessed you with, is so worth it!
Today, we want to set up some systems to set you up for efficiency. Please realize, that systems are not one size fits all or even most. We are all unique. Sometimes it takes trial and error to find what fits for you, your family, and your season of life. My systems that worked 10 years ago, do not necessarily work for me now. So with that being said, try to flex a bit.
Setting up Home Management Systems
- List everything that needs to be done on a daily basis
- List everything that needs to be done on a weekly basis
- List everything that needs to be done every now and then.
- Categorize your daily chores into am and pm
- Assign all weekly chores to their own day of the week
- Assign a week of the month to accomplish your every now and then chores.
Now the key is self discipline to do the assigned chores when they need to be done. If you miss it, do not try to catch up the next day. Wait until the next assigned time. The first couple weeks may be difficult, but once a habit is formed, it will become easier.
If you have children, check your list of chores that need to be done and assign them chores that would be age appropriate. Remember, to teach, train, and check them on their work. I heard once (not sure from whom) “Inspect what you expect!”
Tip of the day: Many evenings before I go to bed, I try to think of something to accomplish that will make my next day easier or get a jumpstart on the next day. Another great help to me was to time each chore. Once I realized that it took 15 minutes to clean a bathroom, it was much easier to motivate myself to do it. I can do anything for 15 minutes :)!
I am so excited for your changes! Wish I could pop into your home and have a cup of tea!
Blessings to you and to your family!