October 9, 2014
3 Ways to Make Your Life Easier Today
Now that fall is in full swing, I thought it would be a great time to talk about making things a little easier around our homes. Today I’m sharing 3 ways I take a load off and make life easier during this busy time of the year. If I had to narrow down 3 things that really help me keep it together, these are my top three ways that I make life easier.
CLEAN A LITTLE BIT EVERYDAY – don’t stress yourself out with trying to clean your whole house at once. Try my cleaning routine and clean a little bit every day and reap the benefits of a mostly clean house most of the time. It’s a freeing feeling to let go of that idea of perfection (it doesn’t exist!). Need a little structure and a whole lot of flexibility? My cleaning routine is ideal for working and stay-at-home moms and anyone else that is looking for an easier way to clean a house.
PLAN YOUR MEALS – without a plan, you’re stuck with throwing together whatever or eating out. Having your menu planned out is a huge time and money saver. Make a list of all your favorite make-ahead meals and try to cook at least one or two a week to simplify your life. Use your slow cooker and/or make double and triple batches of favorite and freezable recipes. Eat one batch for dinner and freeze the rest. Lasagna, enchiladas, soups, and casseroles all make great freezer meals.
WRITE IT DOWN – Putting pen to paper is so great for getting ideas out of your head and on paper. Grab one of these free to do lists, write it down, check it off, and get it done.
How about you? What do you do to make your life easier?
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Kathy Hensley Says
I’m getting ready to order the whole program. I have been sick for two years and now I’m fine and doing great. Need to get my house in order, so I can relax my soul.
Cassie T - Lovely Weeds Says
I do all of these regularly, but it’s so good to have a reminder of why each step is so helpful!
Laurie Smith Says
I have two toddlers and it seems like I cannot get fully past the checking floors step. I deal with some clutter and wipe some counters every day. Cleaned the bathrooms today (4 days late). It’s hard to keep up most days but at least I have your guidelines. Feeling a little discouraged.
I’m right there with you on all three! Especially the to-do lists and the meal plan.
Great tips! thank you