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Ways To Make Managing A Home Easier

Running the house and not letting the house run you can be a challenge! However, there are ways to get things under control. Read on for a handful of ideas.

Use lists
Trying to keep everything you need to do inside your brains might be an impossible task. Don’t make things harder for yourself, make a list. Seeing your tasks written down in front of you will help you prioritise them too. Furthermore, ticking things off lists acts as great motivation and helps remind you of your progress. Make a fresh list every day and move outstanding tasks over to it. Write in pencil to allow for changes if jobs change or get delegated elsewhere.

Delegate tasks
Unless you live alone, there is no reason you should be tidying the entire home by yourself. Everyone who lives with you should have a hand in helping too. Except babies, perhaps! If your partner is an unwilling cleaner but will help, leave them alone when they do. Interfering is irritating and might make them feel like they’re doing it wrong. Put them in charge of spaces they spend a lot of time. This might be the garage, for instance, or the office. Similarly, if it’s a room predominately used by them, have them clean it. It’s likely the won’t want you moving any of their belongings anyway. If you live with the elderly, they don’t need to walk about to help you. Ask them to clean and polish your cutlery while they watch TV, for instance. Have them clean any jewellery at the same time.

Motivate unwilling teens
Motivate reluctant teenagers or kids to help with managing the home with rewards. Set up a system where they get their pocket money at the end of the week if they’ve done ten tasks. Or, if they’ve done the dishwasher five times that week. Don’t just have them involved in the cleaning. Get them out into the garden to help with weeding. Take them shopping for new bedding and sheets. Teach them how to cook and make recipes they’ll enjoy making and eating. Let them do the ironing in their room with their own music on. Not only are these things more interactive and fun, in some cases you’re sharing life-long skills.

Hire professionals
If you’re struggling to manage everything, consider hiring professional cleaners. This doesn’t mean hire a live-in cleaner! It just means have them come in to do certain tasks that you struggle with, or don’t have time to keep on top of. Jim’s Cleaning are one such company that offer just this.

 Avoid clutter

A bunch of letters drops through the door and you pop them on the side to deal with later. Harmless, right? Wrong! Clutter is one of the quickest ways to a messy and unclean home. Items taking up room on surfaces quickly build, and they’re also pretty hard to clean underneath or around. Deal with things immediately and don’t let them become clutter further down the line. 


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