Is keeping on top of your home getting exhausting?
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- Published on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 11:16
- Last Updated on 16 March 2021
- Monica Costa
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Let’s face it, life can be seriously busy and more than a little bit exhausting a lot of the time. It can feel like you’re pretty much constantly playing catch up trying to keep the whole place in order. Combine that will all of the other busy and stressful elements of modern life and it’s often all too easy to find yourself stuck in a position where you just don’t have the energy to keep on top of it. Luckily, there are always ways around this. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider when keeping on top of your home is getting exhausting.
Create a foundation for yourself
There are few things worse than trying to keep your home clean and tidy while it feels as though your home is actively working against you. If you want to avoid this then creating a foundation for your home that makes life easier is one of your best options. Things like using engineered wood flooring which is far easier to clean than carpet, or changing up the layout of a room to make tidying it far easier and more efficient can make a huge difference. They might seem like small changes but they can make looking after your home so much easier.
Make it a team effort
Let’s face it, you’re not the only person who benefits from your home. From your kids using it as a place to play to your partner enjoying all of the same qualities of your home as you, everyone gets something out of it. So why shouldn’t everyone contribute to making it the most enjoyable place possible to spend their time? Trying to keep on top of everything by yourself can be utterly draining but, as the old saying goes, many hands make light work. By getting everyone involved in taking care of your home, you not only get the job done a lot faster but you make life a whole lot easier for yourself as well.
Get some help
Of course, it’s fair to say that most of us lead pretty busy lives and it’s sometimes the case that you simply don’t have the time to deal with keeping on top of things like housework. If that’s the case then one of the best things that you can do is to bring in some outside help. Even if it’s only once a week or so, having someone come in and help you keep on top of cleaning your home can make all the difference in the world.
It’s also incredibly important to remember that there really is no reason why you should have to keep on top of everything all the time. Sure, you want to make sure that your home is an enjoyable, positive space, but it’s also okay to need a break from time to time and putting off some household task for a day or two so that you actually have the chance to rest really isn’t the end of the world.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums