If you’re wondering how to prioritize what to do in your home, you’ll want to pay attention …
Have you ever looked around your home and wondered what in the world to do? Or what in the world you should do first?
A great way to get things done in your home – or your life, in general – is to prioritize what needed to be done.
It can be hard enough to find time to try to stay on top of the basics in your home. But accomplishing more than what’s absolutely necessary? That can seem virtually impossible.
The busyness of everyday life can make homemaking seem difficult. And while one answer could be to eliminate what’s not absolutely necessary, a better answer is to prioritize what you’d like to accomplish.
First things first
First, though, you need to figure out what needs done.
To do this, go through each room and take notes about what you need to work on. If you’re planning long-term priorities, write down everything you notice. If all you see is mess and you need a fast fix, write down what’s completely needed.
As you make your notes, begin to figure out what you’d like to finish first. In my own home, these first chores are the most glaring areas. Kitchen in a shambles? Work on that ASAP.
Go through your list chore by chore, and think about what you could tackle right away, and what can be pushed off to a later day.
Knowing when to do your to-do list
Once you’ve figured out these chores and their priority, then set a date when you’ll work on them. Of course, these dates can be adjusted as time goes on. But try to set a date now and add it to your schedule.
Unless you have days set aside for cleaning, try adding just one or two prioritized cleaning chores to each day.
I’m a firm believer that your home and your homemaking style and preferences are unique, so I can’t tell you exactly what needs to be done when. (I can help you figure out your style and preferences, though!)
Get to work!
Now that you know what you need to do – and when you’d like to do it – the hard work begins. You actually have to get to work. Start trying your lists and get cleaning. If something doesn’t seem to work well, try something else – but keep trying.
Keep at it. Know that not everything may work out like you initially thought. But keep working and take notice of your results.
You may just get a little housework done every day, but the important thing is to remember that you are getting it done.
Work at your prioritized list. And slowly – but surely – get things finished. Once you finish the tasks that are a high priority, work on something else. Just stay persistent. Keep working at your list when you have time and energy, and you’ll eventually notice a big difference. You can finish your priorities in order, knowing that you’ve tackled the important things first and finally have time to catch up with the unimportant.
How do you prioritize what to do in your home?
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