Between work obligations, soccer practice, and ballet recitals, it’s easy to get swept up in the craziness of life.
Here are 6 ways to keep a small shred of sanity in an insanely busy household
Take a deep breath, and do the dishes.
If you’ve ever heard that the kitchen is the soul of the house, it’s true. Your whole house feels cleaner when there aren’t dishes piled up on the counter. The great thing about the kitchen is that if you stay on top of it, it’s actually not too bad. If you wash dishes as you cook and then do a quick load right after dinner, you won’t have to worry about scraping stuck-on food from your plates. A quick wipe of the counters and the kitchen is clean and ready to be destroyed during the next meal.
Minimize the toy pile.
Doing an intense toy purge can keep your sanity in check in several ways. You will keep your kids from turning into ungrateful little punks by showing them that there are more important things in life than “things.” Plus, you will be less likely to end up red with rage after stepping on a pile of Legos in the middle of the night. You’ll be an all-around happier human if you ditch the excess toys.
Pick one room to keep “junk-free.”
Whether it’s discarded coats and backpacks, stacks of mail, or just general stuff that is brought in from work and school, inevitably, piles of stuff will end up accumulating all over your living room. Designate the area a “junk-free” zone and stick to it. This will mean that you will have a retreat for when you start to feel overwhelmed, and you will always have a nice room to invite unexpected guests into that might not scare them.
Enlist some help.
From toddlers to teens, you can delegate chores for any age group. Plus, there’s no shame in hiring a local Salt Lake City house cleaning service to cross a few things off of your to do list. Don’t try and tackle everything on your own. You deserve a break every once in a while!
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. This one is easier said than done, but getting organized can be as simple or complex as you make it. You can organize your home with binders full of schedules and planners, or you can just take one step toward organization by cleaning out the refrigerator. You don’t have to do everything all at once. Just take your time and remember that organization is the journey, not the destination.
Hire a maid service Salt Lake City.
Even when everyone is pitching in with chores, you still need a break every once in a while. Don’t put off the heavy housework for next spring. Hire a Salt Lake City cleaning service! Call Green Envy Maids to sign up for regular recurring cleans. It’s hard to lose your sanity when you walk into a freshly cleaned home! Click here for a FREE estimate!
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