All of us Mums (and Dads) have those days where you feel like the unpaid help is taken for granted and under appreciated, where the house doesn’t seem to stay tidy and the dinner needs to be cooked AGAIN!
Here are some small tips on how to take control of the situation by approaching your position like a Home Manager – Not Housewife!
1. Know your position.
You are a Home Manager, not a slave, martyr or responder to chaos. Each day is a fresh start with new things to accomplish and feel pride for.
2. Realise your importance.
Actively managing your home is one way to nurture your family and their environment. There will be positive reflections: a more harmonious household, a little more eagerness attending to household chores, more appreciation and gratitude.
3. Be Proactive.
It’s easy to get sucked into despair (and resentment) when your home is in constant shambles. Keep on top of things daily if possible, and work in chunks of time on busy days.
4. Establish Routines.
Remember Mondays for laundry, Tuesdays for Ironing, Thursdays for Shopping, etc. Routines work and work well! Schedule household routines that will serve your household best.
5. Clean As You Go.
Pick up and clean as you go. This makes less “piles” of work waiting to be done.