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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Getting organised

Do you ever feel that household chores just get on top of you, and you sometimes don't know what to do first. If you have children and especially if they are on holiday from school, you find yourself swamped by the enormity of entertaining and keeping the house from looking like a bombsite, just too much, i have devised a plan, that may help you out.

I have decided to look at this very task, in a proffesional way.

Firstly i will get up a little earlier than the children to grab a bit of peace and a cuppa, to set me up for the day, Then whilst they are eating breakfast i will shower and get dressed. If you have tots then pop them back in their cots or room whilst you get yourself sorted.(if you feel clean and sorted you are better for taking on the task ahead)

Then i will sort out the children and get them washed and dressed, if you have older ones this makes life a lot easier, get them to play quietly in their room or watch the telly for a bit.

I will then set  out what needs to be done and give myself a couple of hours to do it, i look on it as a job, like going out to work, if its in your mindset that this is a job, you are more likley to crack on and get it done .

Don't set yourself impossible tasks, but cleaning dusting and hoovering, cleaning the bathroom and getting the washing on are easy if you are organised .

Once you get into a routine, the tasks get easier, and as the children get older task them with their own chores, repay them with tokens that they can cash in for treats like a trip to the park or swimming. Don't make the reward to expensive or too time consuming, or it becomes more of a battle for you.

Having the day to do what you want is rewarding to you knowing you are not bitting and bobbing from job to job achieving very little.

WELL..... that said i had better get off the computer and practice what i preach, i hope that this helps maybe one of you, let me know what you think .        

3 comments:

  1. Once our 18 month old sleeps later than 5am I intend to do stuff before our kids are up- the boy often sleeps in until gone 8. I'm a morning person anyway and trying to do stuff in the evenings is half killing me :)

    Good luck

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  2. i understand what you are saying, and until they are in a routine you have to do what suits you,and meets your family requirements, even if that is grabbing 40 winks when your baby naps, whatever the solution make it work, i find that this works for me and us. I would howvever say dont whatever your requirements be afraid to ask friends and family for help, even if its just a bit of ironing or putting the hoover round. y ou sound like an old hand at the raising kids, but its important to remember they are often happy to help.

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  3. Im always great at *planning* to be organised but when it comes down to it the simplest little thing just throws everything out....

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