When you work and have children, cleaning can seem to be a never ending job that is impossible to get on top off. The first thing is to realise is that your house is not going to look spotless while the children are awake. In fact, it probably won’t look spotless when they are in bed. However, by being organised, you can feel as though the housework is manageable. So here are my stress free cleaning tips for busy mums.
Tidying and Cleaning in the Evening
Anyone with children will know that there isn’t much point trying to tidy while they are playing because as soon as you put a toy away, they will be at the other end of the room getting more out. It is frustrating and exhausting. So, I wouldn’t even bother tidying toys while they are still playing. Even the ones that they’re not using because you know that as soon as you put a discarded toy away, they will suddenly want it. (more…)
With September being an exciting new point in my life – see September’s New Start – I decided to sort out my home by decluttering to produce a tidy and fresh living space.
I am loving the difference that decluttering and simplifying has made to not only my home, but also my mind and mood each day. So here is how I decluttered my messy home,photos of the end result and my ten tips to declutter your home. (more…)
Like many in January, I started to think about what I wanted to achieve by the end of the year. As usual, for me, I have a long list which is fine in theory but managing it all can seem a little overwhelming due to the lack of time at the end of each day, especially when I have five children at home.
So, this year I’m going to try and more organised and focused approach to achieve goals that I set in January.
First, I have written down my goals that I want to achieve by the end of 2015. By writing them down rather than just having a few ideas in my head, I can keep looking at it and keep focused. (more…)
Ask any working mum (no matter how many children they have) how they manage with with work and children and they will tell you that it is a juggling act.
And I couldn’t agree more. However, I have to admit that I am sometimes not the best juggler and I do drop balls. Two hands aren’t always enough. But I am learning that so long as there are no major disasters, dropping the odd ball is fine – you just pick it up again.
Here are my 20 top tips for juggling work and children: (more…)