Movies, books, and also television contribute to the myth of superwomen—they are described as women who manage work, home and children (eg. Super moms). It may seem like utopia but the reality is far from rosy—there are no super moms, there are only overworked women who face the ultimate for their professional ambitions and are torn between children, husband, and work. When such women come home to dirty homes, a washbasin in the kitchen overflowing with dishes and kids who hand on to them, the moment the enter homes, with complaints about how one did not play with the other one and the other hit. In a scenario like that, many women feel as if their energies are drained by everyone around them, leaving them no time to clean or reorganize their own home, causing yet another guilt trip. The mistake that most women make is that when they begin cleaning and reorganizing the house, they want to do it all the way and thus end up tiring themselves further. They should follow few quick tips when it comes to organizing the home to do it quickly if not too efficiently. Here are some tips for working moms for organizing the home.
Ideas To Organize Your Home
Here are some tips for working mothers to organize their homes:
Organize Home = Organize Time
Since time is the one thing that most working mothers run out of, it is best to organize your time before you get down to actually organizing your home. Make a list of all the jobs that need to be done this week or month, which one of them are high on priority, which one could be done later, which ones you can do on your own and which ones will require help from other family members. Are you a morning person or a night person? If it is possible for you to clean your kitchen at night before you sleep, than waking up to a dirty kitchen, then do so. If you’d rather wake up in the morning and do the same job, then too the choice is entirely yours. Remember that, after the kids have gone to sleep, you could do a lot more like clearing up the kitchen, folding up the laundered clothes and organizing the wardrobe, if you have the energy left.
Clean, If Not Spick And Span
You have to give yourself the liberty of keeping the home only pleasing and appealing, if it isn’t always possible for you to keep the house spick and span and devoid of so much as a speck of dust. Some basic rules do apply to it. You have to remove all clutter from the place and put things back to where they belong. This one step is enough to bring a good amount of order into every room. You could begin by putting back the children’s toys into their place, pick up the newspaper at the end of the day, and stack it along with the other old newspapers and magazines. If the couch cushions have been removed from their place, put them back in place. You can vacuum the floor and the carpets when you have more time. You need not mop the whole kitchen floor each time and can wipe it once at the end of the day with a clean cloth. However, do not forget to do the dishes at the end of every day; you will save yourself a lot of time and will be saved from a lot of guilt early in the morning.
Since you are balancing work, home, and motherhood, it is understandable, permissible, and even justifiable of you to take in the help of your family members. If you continue to work all alone without taking the help of your hubby or your children, you will soon tire yourself out. The kids could, in fact, help you clear their toys after they are done playing or, if you have children who are grown up, they could help you clear the dishes after dinner or even wash them.