It’s the back-to-school season in Shelby County and we know it can be a crazy time for most families! From early morning drop-offs to carting kids to practices – maintaining things around your home may be at the very end of your to-do list.
We have a few tips to help you keep your home and brain in order this school year!!
Tip #1: Make cleaning a game with your kids!
Never underestimate the power of a timer and a challenge for your kiddos. Set a timer for 15 minutes and challenge your kids to pick up and put away their things around the house. It helps to play some fun music to get their energy going! This gives you a quick clean and helps the kids get involved with household chores.
Tip #2: Take frequent inventory of your household essentials.
Try keeping a running list in the Notes app on your phone of things you need around the house. This will ensure that you’re not wasting time in the store mindlessly strolling and wondering what you need.
Tip #3: Hire help if you can.
There is no shame in reaching out for help when you need it. If your budget can allow it – hire some extra help around the house to help get you through this busy season. From deep cleaning to mowing and everything in between – there are plenty of chores that can be outsourced to lighten your load.
Tip #4: Give yourself a break & soak in the memories!
This might be the most important tip on this list. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. Maintaining a perfect home is no expectation you should have for yourself – especially if your family is insanely busy. While you’re doing your best to maintain the home – remember to give yourself a break. Soak in these days with your family because they won’t last forever.