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How to Be Productive at Home: 5 Daily Habits

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Do you go through your day, moving from one thing to the next but never really accomplishing anything? You get to the end of the day exhausted but wonder where all the time went to because you have nothing to show for it.

I used to feel that way too. When you are home all day, it can feel overwhelming because there is so much to do, but you don’t know what to do. Unless……… you know your top priorities!

As a homemaker, these are the 5 things I do every day to stay productive at home.

How to Be Productive at Home:

1. Get Ready Every Morning.

It’s easy to stay in your pajamas or work out clothes when you are a stay at home mom because you may not have anywhere to go. You probably won’t be seeing a lot of people either.

But you and your family are worth the effort of getting ready every day. It doesn’t have to take long. It takes just as long to put on a nice shirt and jeans as it does workout clothes. Putting on make doesn’t have to take long either. I like to put on a quick 5 minute face of bb cream, under eye concealer, powder, blush, mascara, and eye brow pencil.

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2. Do One Load of Laundry a Day.

Put in a load of laundry as soon as possible each morning. Laundry is one of those things that can easily get out of control if you don’t keep up with it. So doing at least one load a day helps keep laundry from piling up.

If you have a bigger family, you may need to do more than one load. What’s important it just that you make doing laundry a daily habit.

I like to throw my load of laundry in the washing machine as soon as possible in the morning, so that I have time to put it in the dryer in the mid morning and then fold and put it away in the afternoon. Having only one or two loads of laundry to fold and put away is so much easier than folding and putting away multiple loads in one day and I’m much more motivated to do it.

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3. Have a Plan for Supper.

Don’t wait until 5:00 to look in your fridge and pantry to figure out what’s for dinner. Think about it early in the day, preferaly after breaskfast when you are still in the kithcen. Make sure you have everything you need to make dinner and think about any food prep you could do earlier in the day.

If you have time after breakfast or lunch, spend a little time cutting up your meat or vegetables so that is one less thing you have to do at 5:00.

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4. Follow a Flexible Schedule.

Following a daily schedule is not a rigid routine. It’s simply a plan for your day, so that you aren’t wasting your time. Instead, you’ll feel like you have more time becuase you are using your time more effectively.

When creating your schedule, start with your anchors. These are the things that happen every single day around the same time like meals, nap times, or school. Then work your other things around those anchors. This will give you time to spend with your kids, get cleaning done, and even have time for yourself!

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5. Have a Clean Kitchen Each Night.

One of the best feelings in the world is waking up to a clean kitchen with clear countertops and an empty sink. This allows you to start your day fresh.

Make sure you clean up after every meal throughout the day. It really doesn’t take long to wipe down the table, fill the dishwasher, and sweep after each meal. If you are doing this after each meal, you have small messes each time instead of saving all the dishes and mess for the end of the day.

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