How to keep your household running smoothly each day, no matter how busy you are

Today’s post will help you keep on top of your housework each week without needing a long To Do List!

It’s perfect for you if you prefer an easy rhythm to your day rather than a busy daily routine.

It will keep your household running almost on autopilot so you can cruise easily through your days knowing the essentials are done, stress free.

Today’s simple tip is to get clear on your daily non negotiables.

Grab a pen and paper and write down the basic daily chores that keep your household running smoothly. In my home, that’s one load of washing, 3 lots of dishes, one room tidy from top to bottom, meals for the family and daily showers for the kids.

Now that you have your basics, look at the outline of your typical day and add each activity to it. In my example, the morning includes breakfast and lunch preparation, taking care of the breakfast dishes, putting a load of washing on.

While the kids are at school, I take care of the room clean from top to bottom, and hang the washing (which includes bringing in yesterday’s dry laundry - we hang our washing undercover and leave it overnight to dry).

In the afternoon, after the kids get home from school, I get dinner ready and wash the second load of dishes while my husband or I cook. At this point we are washing my dishes from lunch, the kids lunchboxes for school and the prep dishes for the cooking (chopping boards, etc).

In the evening, the last of the dishes from dinner are done, we manage the shower routines for the kids, and that takes care of our essential chores for the day that keep the household running smoothly.

Give the daily non negotiables activity a try and let me know how it works out for you!

x Marissa