Productivity Tips from a Stay at Home Mom
When I started staying/working at home and homeschooling, it took a while to get into a groove of getting things done.
When this lifestyle started for me, I struggled. Some days were really lazy days. Other days, I would get something cooked and still others, I would get all sorts of things done. I wanted to get massive amounts accomplished every day not just occasionally.
When I do a few key things, I feel like the day has been productive no matter what.
Make your bed.
The feel of my space is completely different when the covers are pulled up high and tight. Even if I have things laying on the floor that need to be done, I feel like I have accomplished something when my bed is made.
Do a clean sweep.
After I make my bed, I do a ‘clean sweep’ around the room. I simply look at around the room and move things out to where they belong i.e. laundry, dishes, etc.
After getting ready for the day, I make sure everything is picked up from the bathroom. I also rub my towel over the floor to swipe up any extra water or hairs that have fallen after showers.
Do the dishes.
Have you noticed that when the kitchen sink is empty, life seems better?
No joke. Clearing out the sink makes life seem smoother.
It’s better to do the dishes through the day but if you only get one wash session per day, make it count. I’m not going to lie, some days my kitchen is not top priority. Some days we go on field trips, go to the grocery store, etc. If the dishes are done, that’s great but if not then I always get them done before bed.
The next morning when I get to the kitchen, I start by putting away the dry dishes from the night before. Viola! Kitchen is fresh and ready to bless our family.
Find a rythym that works for you and you’ll love having an empty sink.
These three items make a huge difference in my daily life.
Even if nothing else gets done, you’ll be impressed with how accomplished you’ll feel.
Bonus tip, these items don’t need to take an hour to get done. Get them done quickly so you can have a huge chunk of time to do other things.