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10 Tips to Become a Home Manager — Not Housewife

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10 Tips to Become a Home Manager — Not Housewife

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!

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1. Know your position.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pick up and clean as you go. This makes less “piles” of work waiting to be done.

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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