5 Tips to Keep Your House a Well-Oiled Machine

When balancing work, home, a family and other outside responsibilities, it is important to prioritize and streamline everything you do in a day so that you can fit it all in. Turning your house into a well-oiled machine will help you to spend less time on housekeeping and more time on the things that really matter. Here are five great ways to do so.

Keep Your House A Well Oiled Machine With These 5 Tips

Create a Routine

When you have a cleaning routine, your chores get done faster as everything become second nature. You may consider setting aside a certain part of your week just for housekeeping, or you may consider assigning certain tasks to certain days of the week. Alternately, you may want to create a checklist of items that need to be done every day.

Simplify Your Life

If your days are jammed packed with activities and your house is jammed packed with stuff, it will be difficult to stay on top of everything you need to do. Let go of unnecessary obligations and get rid of all the extra clutter in your house. The less you have to do and take care of, the more time you will have.

Keep it Organized

It is difficult to get anything done when you can never find what you are looking for or your belongings are always in a pile. Make sure all of your belongings have a well-organized place and that they are always returned where they go. A well-organized house is much easier to maintain.

Keep Everyone Healthy

Things can get hectic trying to keep up with everything. Make sure that the important things like health are always a focus. The qualified professionals at Forest Lawn Dental recommend establishing a routine in your home that focuses on proper teeth brushing and flossing habits everyday. If you have any other questions about dental health visit the Forest Lawn Dental Centre website. The same can be said for nutrtion, maintaining a routine of healthy snacks that are ready will help the whole house hold to keep up with nutrition.

Let Go of Perfection

Lastly, accept that your home is probably never going to be perfect and that is okay. All the time you spend trying to deep clean your house or try to make things perfect is time that you do not have to spend with your family. Learn to stop at “great,” without always pushing for perfection.

Your home should be designed to meet your family’s individual needs, not the other way around. If you spend more time trying to manage your home and your housekeeping than you do relaxing in your home, then use these five tips to turn your house into a well-oiled machine.

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5 Comments

  1. These are great, accessible, simple tips. Very easy to incorporate! This is one of my goals this year – to be more organized and simplify! Thanks for the help! 🙂 Stopping by from SITS comment love! 🙂

  2. This is a great list.  I have let go of perfection a long time ago (to the husband's chagrin)

  3. KimAtLiah TheMamaVillage Thanks for those tips – will definitely check FlyLady.net out!

  4. TheMamaVillage Speaking from experience (a grown daughter, a tween and a teen) simple is the best! Keep everything as simple as possible, do what you are used to doing. One tip that might help – especially with twins coming! (congratulations!) – is to check out FlyLady.net. I am an on-again, off-again FlyBaby – love the daily reminders on what zones to work for the day and how to keep the housework down to a minimum and still have time for everything else – including me! Check it out – might be something that will work for you as well! Thanks for visiting!!!!

  5. Thank you for this! I'm expecting twin boys in March and am starting to wonder how I will keep everything organized. Simple is the key word for me – and my husband and I just started talking about how we need to keep a calendar right in the kitchen so we can know exactly what is going on every day of the week.

    I'll admit I'll have trouble with "letting go of perfection" but I keep hearing it's the only way to stay sane!! Kim

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