1 – Meal plan and prep. I am an avid fan of meal planning and having a flexible calendar of what we are eating during the week, so it isn’t too much of a scramble when it is dinner time. I do my best to meal plan and prep on the weekends – cut up fruit and veggies, and make meals easy to assemble during the week. These eco-conscious
2 – Automate your grocery shopping as much as you can. As for grocery shopping, between
3 – Figure out a chore and cleaning system. Pick a day or time to batch your chores. Monday could be laundry day, Tuesday mop the floor day, Thursday dust and vacuum day, etc.
4 – Get everyone to pitch in to lighten the load. We have a simple chart and point system that is ever-evolving to keep tasks somewhat engaging for our kids. Every day each kid has at least one daily household job; they are in charge of dinner one night a week and their laundry. They earn points and get rewarded with prizes and extra privileges at the end of the week for following through. This
5 – Start a family clean up! One of my all-time favorite things we have implemented recently is the ‘7-minute’ clean-up. After dinner each night, we set a timer for 7 minutes (thanks to
Chime in and share what systems you have found to work for you, I would love to hear about them!