Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Home Management Tips for Moms

Do you ever get stressed in balancing your career and domestic responsibilities? Most women are confronted with this challenge specially those working in a corporate environment or work-at-home moms.  Here are some helpful tips in managing your household tasks.

Plan ahead. Schedule weekly home management activities like cleaning, grocery,shopping, prepare kids uniform, plan for their weekly school  meal and many others. Avoid cleaning the entire house all at once, opting instead to clean one area at a time to prevent exhaustion.

Play a lively music to inspire you while doing the household chores. From time to time, get rid of the unused dried make-up, clothes that have not been worn for a decade, and unnecessary files that are just sitting in your table or drawers. Challenge yourself by checking at least five items that you no longer need and actually letting them go.

Maintain two to three basic colors in your wardrobe and hang them in one direction by category (color and length). This will allow better space management and enable you to easily choose from your organized wardrobe.

House closet

Make sure that stains are treated as soon as possible. If you are outside with the kids, always keep baby wipes inside your bag to remove unexpected stains. For ballpoints, try applying hairspray to dissolve the ink.

Keep pranella cloth, white vinegar, and baking soda available in your house.
Pranella cloth – to keep glasses shiny, wipe immediately with pranella cloth to avoid scaling
Baking soda – Excellent in cleaning freezers, kitchen tiles, and other enamel areas. Baking soda also absorbs the foul odor in refrigerators.
White Vinegar with water – Use this mixture to wipe dry the faucet splatter, remove water scales on water pots (leave overnight then rinse in the morning); rinse glasses; and clean chopping board.
Have an inventory list of your refrigerator. List down all the things to buy in a week prior to your next grocery schedule so that you will not miss anything.

Check your buying habits. Shopping can be very fun but do not succumb to buying useless things that you do not really need. Think of your long term plans and try to save for it.

The demands of a fast-paced life should not be a hindrance in balancing career and home management, neither of them should suffer, as both can also be rewarding.