It’s safe to say that these days, we’re not really living in the way that we used to. Because times change. And as newer developments come into life, we have to embrace them. Of course, we could choose to stick to old ways, but you’re more than likely to find that you just go with the times. It’s very easy to adapt, without even knowing that you’re doing it. So not only are you going to want to modernize your home over time, but you’ll also modernize the way that you run it too. Right now, no matter what your approach to home life or work is, you probably aren’t going to be running your home in the way that your mother or grandmother did. That’s because you’re a modern mama. And that’s only natural. But how will you be running it?
Well, you are free to choose whichever method suits you best. But you are going to find that, with the modern world, you’ll definitely want to make sure that you bring your home running skills up to speed. Not only should they suit your personality, but they should also make your life easier. You definitely don’t want to find that your life gets harder when you’re trying to keep your home going. But what exactly does running your house in a modern way look like? How does a modern mama run her home? Should you need to make huge changes? Well, let’s find out. Here are ten approaches to help you run your modern house like the superwoman you are.
Modern Mama: How To Run Your House Like Superwoman
Work Out What You Have Time For
The very first thing you need to do is really break down what you think you have time for. As much as we’d all like to have enough hours in the day, we don’t. We all have different priorities, and that’s okay. Because you won’t want to make time for the things that others will. But, you can’t feel pressured by that or what you think you should be doing. Instead, you need to figure out what time you have available during the day and go from there.
Start Early In The Morning
From here, you then need to make sure that you get started early. When you want to run your home efficiently, it always helps to hop to it. You may find that by the time you’re up, have had breakfast, and sorted the children for school, you’ve lost momentum. But when you choose to get up early and then get started, you’ll be making the most of your energy right away. A modern mama needs this extra energy.
Share The Workload
A huge problem can often be trying to take on too much yourself. Yes, you want to make sure that you can run everything that you need to. But at the same time, you only have two hands and 24 hours in a day. Remember even a modern mama isn’t invincible. You’re already getting up earlier and you’ve worked out what time you have. If you know that you’re still falling short, then you need to utilize one of the next two points, or both!
Not every modern mama will want to give their children chores, and that’s cool. But when your kids have chores, they are contributing. They are also learning how to do things for themselves. As a parent, your job is to prepare your children for adulthood. So don’t ever feel bad if you want them to take on their own chores. If you know that you’re stretched thin, think of the things they can do to help. Things like making their beds, separating the laundry, or peeling vegetables for dinner are chores kids can do.
Hire Some Help
But maybe that’s not enough? Or maybe your children are already doing their own chores and you still need a little support? When that’s the case, it’s not a crime to hire cleaning services to help you. If you’re busy running everything else or working, then you can’t be expected to do it all. Having some help for a few hours a week could save your skin here! Even a modern mama needs a break once in awhile!
Create Daily Schedules
Now, you need schedules. Schedules are what save you. When you bring in that daily cleaning system, you will find that your house effectively runs itself. But you will need to try out different systems and techniques to find out what kind of routine is going to work for you.
Send Out Your Laundry
Laundry. It’s often that one thing that drives you crazy. Because no matter how many loads you get through, you’re often faced with more. So maybe you want that vicious cycle to stop? Just like hiring a cleaner can help you to get on top of things when you’re super busy, sending out your laundry can too. With the right laundry service, even if it’s just something that you utilize a few times a week, you can ensure that you aren’t always swimming in piles and piles of laundry.
Share The Cooking
If you love to cook, then definitely keep things up yourself. However, if you’re not so great at it, or if you just don’t ever seem to have the time to dedicate to the right meal, then rope your husband into cooking instead. It’s only fair that he takes on something if you’re doing everything else. Plus, if he’s a great chef or actually enjoys being in the kitchen, then it’s going to be the best move for you.
Hire A Contractor
Oh, and if you’re sick of DIY or waiting for hubby to help out, just hire the contractor. When those improvements actually get done, you’ll see that as money well spent!
Prioritize What Matters
But above all else, you really do need to make sure that you’re focusing on the things that matter the most to you. If you take pride in your cooking, then focus on the cooking. If keeping your flooring sparkling clean is super important, then spend your time scrubbing those floors. If you want to spend more time with your children, then either relax a little on the work front or hire people to do everything else. Because you’re a modern mam, and you approach running your household in any way that you please.
Are you a modern mama? How do you keep up with the running of your home? Tell me in the comments below.