Everyday life in Southern California is always busy.
So much to do to keep up with work and daily life with kids, pets, home, and other relationships. This can easily seem like a lot to deal with so we put together some helpful tips for organizing your home with children to ease some of the unnecessary friction.
Everything has a home
Much like the organization of a store or other professional establishment, it is best to give everything a home. Whether it is a daily used item or a once-in-a-while item, having everything in a designated spot makes remembering where they are a lot easier. Give things places to live so your family knows and isn’t constantly losing things.
Family Calendar and Bulletin board
This is a great place to organize schedules and appointments. From team practices, recitals, and shows, to doctor’s appointments. Much like the idea of giving everything a designated home, this can be a centralized place to keep pertinent information. Help your kids understand this is where you keep things that may need reviews like permission slips, schedules, announcements from school, or other things like that.
Have daily routines with the whole family
This does more than just keep your family organized, it also builds relationships and can even strengthen relationships. A daily morning routine can ease the work of a usual hectic morning with children. Have them help with the daily maintenance tasks of lunches, picking out clothes, having backpacks packed, and so on. This will teach your family the values of the strong habits that can serve them throughout their lives while making your life easier.
Let them help with daily maintenance tasks
Giving your family a chance to take part in keeping your home maintained and clean really helps them understand a lot. It gives them a chance to feel a sense of accomplishment and teaches them that things need to be kept. Allowing them to help you gives them a sense of belonging, although they won’t ever see it that way. The chores of life are never finished and it is best the understand this at a young age.
Build your own home menu
Having a preset menu of dishes that are healthy, simple, and one the kids will love will take some groundwork at the beginning but once it is set up it can make life a whole lot simpler for you. This helps children develop a healthy eating routine and can even be a chance to teach them the importance of eating healthy and with intention. Not to mention it can make weekly shopping and daily cooking so much more efficient.
These are just a few simple ways to keep your home running smoothly and efficiently, another great way is to hire outside help. Finding a nanny, maid, or even a personal chef can be a chore in itself. But thanks to Seaside Staffing, finding the right professional help for your home can be simple and painless. Seaside Staffing screens and provides the best of the best to its clients in Southern California.