An Organized Home -
How to Get Organized with the Entire Family
An organized home can only be achieved if everyone in the family pitches
Here are some ideas for how to get organized with the entire family including delegation of
age appropriate chores and
maintaining good communication to establish self reliance in all family members.
In the business world, workers have defined duties and the authority and responsibility to carry out those duties.
Does that happen in your home?
Just like a small corporation or business entity a family is a unit of people living and working together
sharing common space, values, and work.
So What is An Organized Home?
Do you live in one or are you constantly running frantically about looking for things and
wondering how to get
Are you the only person who knows where things are or how to "get things done"?
Have you taken on the responsibility to make sure that everyone else has what they need when they need it?
Do you feel like you are the only person who knows how to get anything done in your home?
Or perhaps you are certain
that you are the only person who how to get organized properly? As a result do you feel resentment and anger that
nobody else pitches in to help you?
It might be time to look at the concept of delegation as a way to achieve a more organized life at home.
Delegation and Shared Responsibilities are the Key to Organization at Home
When you live in a organized home, routine jobs get done on time as part of the daily flow of life.
All people in the family can feel a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day knowing that they have
each made a contribution.
Here are three important pillars for organizing family life. You will get a lot of mileage from these three ideas in creating
the order and structure that makes family life run more smoothly.
- Get help when you need it. Hire a house cleaner or any other expert to take on household tasks that you do not have the time, energy, or expertise to manage.
- Delegate to your kids with age appropriate chores - children should not be
doing chores because they are "helping you out". They should be doing chores because it is part of family life and everybody pitches in and contributes.
- Communicate and plan your family life through regular family meetings.
Children really can learn how to fold laundry at a young age.
Take a look at these youngsters.
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by Beverly OMalley