Being a mom really is a full-time job, and being an organized mom should come with overtime pay!
Research shows that 85% of women spend an average of 2.7 hours per day working on household activities such as cooking, household management, and general housework.
Additionally, in households that have kids 6 years of age and under, most moms spent an average of 1.1 hours focusing on physical care activities such as feeding and bathing the kids.
This goes to show that some moms are trying to keep a household running smoothly while they have a day job. If you want to maintain your sanity while running a household, it is important to have a plan.
We will discuss 11 habits adopted by organized moms to help them manage their households more efficiently, even when they might not even have time to tie their own shoes.
1. Make a List of What Needs to Be Done
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” −Real Happy Mom
Let’s start at the beginning.
To avoid becoming overwhelmed or appearing like you are scrambling, it is crucial to be aware of what you are up against. Before the week begins, ensure that all the family meetings and undertakings for the coming week have been mapped out.
You can also take this opportunity to plan the entire week’s menu and collect whatever you will need from the store. I like to call it the weekly reset.
By making a list, you will be able to stay organized and track your progress. Write everything in a centralized place so you can chip away at any task that is completed.
If you have a partner around, make sure you involve them and have their input when coming up with the list. Having a to-do list also helps in prioritizing what needs to be done. And what mom doesn’t love the satisfaction of being able to cross things off?
2. Involve Everyone in the Household
“A happy mother is a good mother, and if work makes you hum, your whole family sings along.” −Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober
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