Efficiency is something that is achieved, not created. There are several ways to be efficient in work, home, church, volunteering etc. The best way I have found to be efficient as a homemaker is to create a way that works for me.
I don’t have time to waste …so I make a list. I have not always made a list, but now, I make lists. The best part is marking off of the list the item that was accomplished, or looking at the list and seeing several items accomplished.
The best time saver in the world is making a list. The list serves as a map of what I need to do in the day.
Finding the best way to be efficient is up to each person. My way of planning how I want my household to run is to have a notebook. I think that it will be handed down to my children so that they may learn how to run a household. It has taken me several years to perfect it, and I am still trying to tweek the efficiency. As I go about my day if I think “OH, I need to clean the windows”, I write it on the list. At the end of the week. I look at what I crossed off for each day, then look at my future needs and develop a TTD list for the next day or week. Sat. and Sun. my lists are not as long, but I still have a few things to complete.
By the end of the week, or month I look back at my notebook and see all of my accomplishments. I get so excited when I get to mark off more than one item on the list, it is almost like Christmas to me. Not quite, but the feeling is the same. Time savers are important in a homeschooling moms day because there still has to be time to manage the home…after school.
I don’t usually worry about what doesn’t get done until the next day because the goal of my list is to assist me to meet some accomplishments, not force stress on myself. Tomorrow is another day.
I do have daily deal breakers though, and those are items that must be done to start the next day on the right foot.
What daily task helps you keep the house running?
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