Get the Family to Help Keep a Nice Home



As a mother, you undoubtedly have a lot on your hands. That
said you hopefully have a family that doesn’t leave you hanging when it comes
to taking care of your home.

For many moms (especially those working full-time jobs
outside the home), running a home can be both stressful and tiring. So, is your
family willing to pull up its sleeves and help you whenever and wherever they
can?

If not, give them some subtle reminders as to how they can
help lessen the load you are facing daily around the house.

If they are, sit down as a group and decide how to divvy up
the workload, making it easier for everyone to do and enjoy.

When it comes right down to it, getting the family to help
keep a nice home is easier than you might think.

Work
as a Family Around the House

In order to maintain a nice home, everyone doing their part
is essential.


With that in mind, remember a few tips:

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  •        Work as a unit – It isn’t fair to mom (or dad
    for that matter) to have to carry the entire load of maintaining a nice home.
    Although you can’t expect kids too young to be cleaning up their rooms etc. you
    can expect the older ones to do their fair share. Set up a chores schedule
    (including for mom and dad) where everyone knows what is expected of them. By
    doing so, your home will keep a nice look and feel to it on a regular basis;
  • ·     Storing items – Yes, it is easy for families
    (individuals for that matter too) to pile up a bunch of stuff before they know
    it. From toys and households items to paperwork, the house can soon look like a
    bunch of hoarders live there before long. That said finding a place for
    valuable extra items is perfectly fine. You may consider
    storage units as an option, especially for stuff you are not ready to
    part with. If you do go the storage unit option, make sure you find one that is
    in a secure location, takes care of your items without issues such as mold
    and/or bugs, and offers affordable pricing. Although you may look at storage as
    an added burden (especially in terms of expenses), it can prove quite worthwhile
    for a period of time;

  • ·     Cleaning out – In the event the family is
    lagging behind in helping and/or storing some items is not going to be your
    best solution, then clean out. Actually, cleaning out the home on occasion is a
    good idea. For starters, you do not end up hanging on to store receipts from
    five years ago or pay stubs from when you and your husband started working
    part-time jobs in high school. So you (and the family for that matter) do not
    get too overwhelmed, do a box at a time. To make it more enjoyable for all
    involved, have a pizza party etc. Doing so will make it less like work and more
    like quality family time together.

Giving
Mom a Break

Lastly, if getting the family to help out around the home
is falling on deaf ears at times, give them a reminder.


Yes, everyone in the house likely has busy schedules, be it
work or school, but that is still no excuse.

For the millions of moms out there, don’t get mad at your
partner and/or kids if they’re not doing their share of work on a regular
basis.


By dropping a few subtle hints, you can remind them that
they are also responsible for keeping and
shopping for a nice home. In turn, they will likely remember that
without you, the home would all but be a nightmare in most cases.


And for those moms who truly do feel overworked in the
home, your significant other and children may surprise you from time to time.


Not only will they help maintain a clean home, they may
treat you to a nice meal and more.

At least all moms can hope for such.

5 Comments

  1. Maryann D.
    November 9, 2016 / 12:22 am

    I find that I do need a lot of help with my housework. Working full time and having a family is never easy. My children do try to help out when I need them. We do try to store items and clean out too.twinkle at optonline dot net

  2. momo
    November 9, 2016 / 12:39 am

    (Get the Family to Help Keep a Nice Home) This can be a major project during the busy holiday season. I always say that every little bit sure helps!

  3. Janet W.
    November 9, 2016 / 10:44 am

    I think that's when my family appreciates me the most is when I take a break for the afternoon, or even go on a short trip with my sisters.

  4. Candy Sheets
    November 10, 2016 / 2:43 am

    When I was growing up it was expected that we helped with housework, esp as a military brat. Nowadays–it's like pulling teeth to get my kids to throw a wrapper in a trash can! Maybe some of your ideas will help!!

  5. Candy Sheets
    November 10, 2016 / 2:44 am

    When I was growing up it was expected that we helped with housework, esp as a military brat. Nowadays–it's like pulling teeth to get my kids to throw a wrapper in a trash can! Maybe some of your ideas will help!!

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