It is so easy to become a disorganised mess when life gets extra busy. With working from home, kids at home and dishes, laundry and housework piling up, it’s time to get organised. Here are some habits that are super helpful to stay organised even when life feels a bit chaotic.
1. Create A Morning Routine
Creating a morning routine is key to starting the day off on the right foot, especially when busy! Which brings us on to point 2…
2. Use Lists For Everything
Instead of using precious brain power trying to remember to complete any to-dos you think of throughout the day, simply add them to various ongoing lists. You can have running lists for groceries, kids school work, urgent tasks, non-urgent tasks, etc. You can then move on with the rest of your day, knowing that you won’t forget any to-dos! The notes app on your phone is a great place to store them.
3. Do What You Can With The Time You Have
Maybe you keep putting off tasks like cleaning your bathroom because you simply don’t have time to do the full deep cleaning you want to. Instead of trying to do all the deep cleaning at once, perhaps just scrub the toilet, then tomorrow clean the bath, and the day after that the mirror and basin.
Sure, it might not be ideal or time efficient to clean the bathroom this way, but the important thing is that it’s all getting done eventually and you are breaking the bigger task into bite-sized chunks that are more manageable for you right now.
4. Use The One Minute Rule
If a task is going to take you a minute or less to complete, then do it now instead of putting it off for later. Things like hanging up your clothes when you change, putting away shopping when you get home, and putting the dishes in the dishwasher or washing them right away after you finish a meal.
It’s usually easiest to tackle these small tasks as they pop up instead of allowing them all to pile up so that you’ll need a bigger chunk of time to complete later on.
5. Stay On Top Of The Little Things
Make sure your car is filled up with petrol so you don’t have to make a last minute stop when you’re already running late. Or stay on top of your laundry so that you don’t have to hunt around in the morning as you’re running out the door trying to find a clean shirt!
6. Make Quick Decisions
If you’re usually indecisive about even the simplest of decisions in your day-to-day life, it could be causing you a lot of unnecessary stress and taking time away from what’s most important.
Make an effort to start making decisions more quickly so that you can get on with your day and not waste your energy on the things that don’t really matter (i.e. what to wear for the day or what to make for breakfast).
7. Call The Experts
And if all of that still overwhelms you, give QClean – the Cleaning Experts a call to give your home a thorough hygiene clean. Not only will this make your life so much easier, but it is vital at this time to have a sanitised and virus-free home. Call QClean today for a no-obligation quote.