Managing Your Time: Preparing for Kid’s Extracurricular Activities
Time management is difficult enough when you only have your own schedule to worry about. Throw in the busy schedules of your children as well and you’ve got quite a juggling act to try and perform. Whether your kids are just starting school and trying their first sport or lesson, or if your kids are older with ever increasing activities and schoolwork, it can be difficult to fit everything in. And what often suffers the most is your home. So many of us struggle to find time to keep up with the household chores because we’re too busy driving the kids all over town. Consider these suggestions for house cleaning in High Point when life gets busy.
Limit Each Child’s Activities to Two or Three Per Week
Research shows that extracurriculars are beneficial to kids’ social and academic skills. Sports teach them about teamwork, music improves mathematical thinking, and dance links the body and brain for improved cognitive processes, just to name a few. But that doesn’t mean kids need to do everything. Consider having them choose one sport and one art. When kids focus on fewer activities they can more fully develop their skills and become more invested in the things they enjoy. And everyone will have more time to keep the house in order.
Post a Schedule or Calendar in a Central Location or on Smart Devices
To help the whole family keep track of when activities occur, post a schedule on the wall or fridge, somewhere that everyone will see it. For family members with a smart phone, make use of the calendar and set reminders of important events like games or recitals. Organization saves time and avoids confusion. Save even more time and money by planning ahead with snacks and packed dinners to avoid eating out all the time and using up gas driving back and forth from home to activities.
Make a Chore Chart and Expect Everyone to Pitch In
Kids of all ages can help with the household chores. Even very young children can gather up the wastebaskets around the home, sort silverware from the dishwasher, bus their own plate from the table, and more. Older kids can be expected to do their own laundry, clean their room, empty the dishwasher, vacuum floors, clean bathrooms, etc. In a two-parent household, both adults should share the house cleaning responsibilities as well.
Hire Professional House Cleaning in High Point
Sometimes, even when you implement all of the above, it can still seem impossible to keep the house as clean as you would like. That’s when you call in the professionals. The Maids of the Triad provide reliable house cleaning in High Point and the surrounding area. When you need help, whether it’s weekly, every other week, or even once a month, The Maids will be there. There may even be certain times of the year when things get busy and you just can’t do it alone. Take one source of stress out of your life and leave it to the professionals. Call or text (336) 292-7800 for a free estimate today and find out just how much easier your life can be.
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