In our busy world, no one has time for anything. And yet, as moms we’re required to keep our homes clean, prepare lunches for our children every day, help them with their homework and be the best employees. We also need to look beautiful no matter what. There’s just too much pressure on us, don’t you think?

Actually, we can do it all. All we need to do is manage our time. How can we manage our time better? A good idea is to establish daily cleaning routines. Those can really come in handy as they promise to save us up to 6 hours we’d otherwise spend on cleaning. Try these tricks and you’ll see how easy it can be to manage your time.

#1 Indulge your family

You’re not the only one who clutters your home, right? Then why should you be the only one to clean it? Instead of torturing yourself trying to keep everything in order alone, admit that you need help and indulge your family in the process of cleaning. Teach your children to clean up after themselves and make their beds and take turns with your husband when cooking and setting the table. You’ll be amazed how much time you can save when your family helps you run the house.

#2 Redefine cleaning

Leave deep cleaning for the weekly cleaning. Otherwise, declutter. Usually, it’s decluttering that takes too much time, not the cleaning process itself. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should leave the juice stain on the kitchen counter to clean when ‘cleaning day’ comes – always clean stains, bread crumbs, food, etc., whenever you see it – not whenever you feel like it. Lack of clutter will make your home look well-kept even if it’s not in a spic and span condition.

#3 Leave organization behind

Will you really spend 3 hours a day arranging every small item in a cute box or container, just because your friend Melinda does it? Organization is for stay-at-home mums. You’re a working mom, and you have neither the time, nor the energy to arrange everything as all “stylish/clean/appealing home” blogs advise you. You’re a person who admires the practical? Leave arrangement boxes to Melinda. Learn how to organize your property in such a way that anything is easy to reach, and even easier to put back where it’s supposed to be.

#4 Don’t leave what you can do today for tomorrow

You’ll be amazed how helpful evening routines can be. If you just prepare your children’s lunch in the evening and wash dirty dishes before you go to bed, not when you wake up, you can save a lot of time. It’s also a fact that evening routines can affect your psychological health. Dealing with all of your responsibilities in the evening will give you a sense of accomplishment which will positively affect your mood. What’s more, if you do everything in the evening, you’ll have more free time in the morning.

#5 Create a to-do list

The to-do list will save you a lot of time wondering what you need to do next or if you missed anything. I personally advise you to create a to-do list for every member of the family – as I said in the beginning, indulging your whole family in the process is the biggest time-saver of all.

Even busy moms can have spotless homes. All you need to do is follow these simple steps and once you adopt this system, you’ll see how much time you can save by spending as little as 15 minutes every day to declutter.

About the Author:
Sophia Evans is the owner of a small cleaning company which is based in London, UK. In her free time she likes to write articles related to cleaning, organizing and eco

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