August 1, 2017

Home Maintenance Tips For Busy Working Moms

Keeping your home tidy and maintained may not be on the top of your priority list if you already have your hands full with the tasks of being a working mother. With a little planning, some organization, and maybe some extra help, you can keep your home looking great and appliances functioning properly, which will save you some of that precious time that you could possibly reinvest in something else. Here are some tips that will make home maintenance a breeze and give you a little more freedom to do the things you’d much rather be doing!

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Prioritize Your Day and Schedule

Prioritizing your schedule and your day has benefits that you will notice over time. By giving your day and your life a sense of organization and planning you will find that you will probably be able to get more done, you will forget things less often, and should a mishap occur, you will have some room for mistakes.

Limit Your Cleaning Chores to One Room per Day

Don’t overexert yourself by trying to pack too much into one day! Try working on one room per day instead of feeling as if you have to clean the entire house every time you get home. With some of the planning from the previous step, you should be able to conserve some of your energies and set aside some time to do one room. Not only will you be able to get more accomplished but you also might still have a little time left over for a cup of tea!

Consider Hiring Extra Help
We all need a break sometimes. Even though you may feel as if you are expected to be superwoman most of the time, it’s completely okay to ask for help every now and then to ease some of the burdens of being a working mother. If you have never considered hiring a house cleaner before, perhaps you should try it out to see if it could be an option. House cleaners can be hired on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis, and even just for a one-time gig. Today, there are numerous services, lists, and resources available to help you find the right person at the right cost for you, so there are plenty of options out there. If all else fails, consider asking your hubby to take over for one week, or even enlist the aid of your kids!

Keep a Calendar for Scheduling Important Maintenance Work
Unlike most other appliances and electrical equipment in your home, your heating and cooling systems should be regularly monitored by a professional. First, they are the components responsible for keeping your indoor air quality at its highest level of efficiency. Second, they also impact the quality of the air that you and your family breathe! Third, by choosing to have regular maintenance on your HVAC systems, you will be able to prevent the untimely and costly hassle of having to replace the entire system at a later date due to some malfunction, clogging of the ducts, or some other problem.

Being a mother who works can be a source of major stress and overwhelming constraints on your energy and physical resources. With the right amount of planning and sensible use of your time, however, you can still enjoy the things you love and like to do, including taking a little well-deserved time for yourself!

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