I thought today would be a great day to remind my readers of a few simple homemaking skills that will make your day so much easier! You may or may not have a home binder, or a schedule, but if you don’t, these quick simple tasks will help you begin a daily routine with ease!
Get into the habit of completing these basic tasks daily. With just a few minutes’ work, you’ll easily be able to keep chaos at bay.
□ Make the Bed
Tidiness begets tidiness. A crisply made bed makes the whole room seem more orderly, which
makes it less likely that you’ll let other things — such as clothes and papers — pile up around it.
□ Manage Clutter
Whenever you leave a room, take a quick look around for anything that isn’t where it should
be. Pick it up and put it where it belongs. Insist that everyone in the household do the same.
□ Sort the Mail
Take a few minutes to open, read, and sort mail as soon as you bring it inside. Keep a trash
bin near your sorting area for junk mail. Drop other mail into one of four in-boxes: personal
correspondence, bills, catalogs, and filing.
□ Clean as You Cook
Instead of filling the sink with pots and dishes, wash them or put them in the dishwasher as
you prepare a meal.
□ Wipe Up Spills While They’re Fresh
Whether it’s tomato sauce on the cook top or makeup on the bathroom counter, almost
anything is faster and easier to remove if you attend to it immediately.
□ Sweep the Kitchen Floor
Every evening, once you’ve finished washing up after dinner, sweep the floor. This will
keep tough-to-clean dirt and grime from building up, which will make the weekly mopping