Blog 3 of Top 25 Home Management Blogs
by The Domestic Life Stylist
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My Top Tip for Making the Family Home Run Smoothly
Make a schedule and stick to it. Even if it is loosely based, putting yourself and the children on some sort of schedule allows for more order and productivity in the day. I find that I can get more done. If everything does not go as planned then we can be flexible and can adapt. But if it does, that's great too!
Home Management Skills Every Mom Should Teach Her Child
I have two:
1. Teach the kid(s) to cook: Learning to cook is not only a home management skill but a life skill. Learning to cook can be the single most important factor in teaching skills like budgeting, meal planning and creating healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. A family that cooks together and eats together is indirectly teaching their kids that spending time with family is important and there is tremendous value in that.
2. Become a master at time management: We all have 24 hours in a day but what makes our experiences unique is how we choose to use those 24 hours. Make the kids a schedule, get them involved in planning the day’s activities. These skills will not only be valuable at home management but at school and later in their careers as well. Successful home management is about planning and execution. But first, you have to become masterful with time.
The Most Important Thing I've Learned From My Mom About Home Management
Get the kids involved. It helps teach them responsibility, accountability and a few extra hands are always good around the house. We don't discriminate either. Even small hands can get in on the fun. I already have my almost 2-year-old helping to put away toys and helping me unload the dishwasher, by passing me spoons and forks (nothing else). I also use this time as a teachable moment to name and label any items that we come across.
The Most Organized Room in My House and the Biggest Trouble Zone
The formal dining room and guest bedroom are the most organized. Of course, right now they are still highly underutilized. The biggest trouble zone in the house is the family room. It is attached to my child's play area and our favorite room, so it is a constant challenge to keep it clear. Our family rule to help keep it clear is "At the end of the day, put the clutter away." Having storage ottomans and boxes makes it less of a challenge.
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