Whether you are a working mother or stay-at-home mom, you need to be able to stay on top of your household tasks without much hassle. Being able to organize your household tasks, you are sure they will get done in a timely manner.
Daily cleaning schedule– You will find that one of the easiest and most efficient ways to get your household chores done is to create a daily cleaning schedule. This is the most ideal option so that all member of the family are accountable for household tasks. It also creates a steady routine and gets the entire house clean in a timely fashion. You can set it up so that the kitchen is cleaned on Monday, the bathroom on Tuesday, general organizing and pickup on Wednesday, dusting and vacuuming on Thursday, trash on Friday and laundry on Saturday. The whole family can enjoy the day together on Sunday.
Weekend cleaning schedule– There are times when a daily cleaning schedule just doesn’t sound appealing or is just not right for your family. In this case a weekend cleaning schedule may be a more ideal fit. This schedule usually works well with households that have two working parents and people that travel a great deal. Or maybe you just want more time off from cleaning the house. You can take one or two days and instead of focusing on separate rooms, you can focus on areas of the house like the upstairs one day and the downstairs the next.
Miscellaneous ways to organize tasks– If you have kids, delegate chores to them on a trial basis first. This way, kids do chores that they like instead of feeling forced. You want to start with a two week trial run, alternating household tasks between everyone in the family. Then, at the end of the two weeks, list all of the chores that need to be done and have each family choose their top three favorites.
Do chores in batches– If you consolidate your chores, you will find that you may be more efficient at getting them done. For instance, you can dedicate one day just to cooking and another day just to doing flooring (carpets, floors). While cleaning itself is an ongoing task, you can break down other days into specific tasks including laundry, shopping and bill paying.
Multi-task- You need to make the most of each moment in your day and one way to accomplish this is through multi-tasking. For instance, pay some bills while you are in the waiting room at the dentist or load the dishwasher while you are waiting for the coffee to brew.