TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS

Balancing work and home requires a lot of focus and planning. Proper planning will enable complete all tasks.  Very critical aspect if you are planning of starting a home business . A busy mother and running the business needs to go hand in hand.

home managementHere are a few time management tips which can help you to balance work and home management too.

  •        Set up a Schedule.

You need to decide the number of hours you require for the home business or work from home arrangement.  You can prepare this schedule for a week. Similarly take into consideration the activities your children have this week for eg: competitions, test etc. If your baby is small you can plan for a baby sitter for the support.

  •       Allocate work place:

You need to allocate a place at your home for going through office work or business. This will ensure some seriousness and minimize distractions. Keep away personal calls and focus on the jobs to be addressed.

  •         Prioritize tasks for the next day:

Prepare a list this evening of the top 5 activities you need to do the next  day  for business and at home. This will help you complete essential tasks first and no pending tasks. Tick out the tasks that has been completed for better planning

  •         Involve family members during execution:

Kids love to extend a helping hand if they are in good moods. You can discuss with them and seek help. Depends on the age they are in. In fact children are more tech savvy and they come up with brilliant ideas and pictures. You can take help for filing, labeling etc. If they are in their teens they could help you fix a meal, chop veggies, clean the home and you will save on time.

  •         Dedicate time for your family:

Selecting the option of setting up a business at home or a work from home arrangement itself was to spend more time with family. Therefore you need to be cautious that you are also prioritizing family matters. Take out some time in a day to call up family members and maintain contact. You need to allocate work hours and keep an invisible boundary line to avoid business calls, checking mails unless the matter is very important.

Working from home is a challenging and rewarding experience for you and your family. Therefore you do not want to create more stress for you or your family, so enjoy the plan and schedules. You must select the option for working from home based on your interest and personal strengths. Only passion to do the tasks will go a long way.

Remember being a entrepreneur and a mom is not easy for everyone. You need to have that extra passion and drive to achieve it. You are also rewarded with additional income which will help you support your family. By working from home you have eliminated the costs of day care, fuel charge, and you are with your children in all their needs.

Hope you’ll follow the tips and enjoy this experience. Spread the word around…

 

THE ART OF HOME MANAGEMENT

December 21, 2012 by  
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home managementHome management is not merely limited to the cleaning and sweeping of house, cooking food or washing clothes. Home management is also an art. There is a lot of planning, budgetingmoney spending. All this needs to be done with a smile. Is this possible?? Yeah, follow the easy home management tips.

Planning is a key requirement for home management.

  •  In a dairy list down the tasks to be done for the day-internal as well as external like shopping for groceries, hair cut etc.  You will be able to decide the work at hand and the time to complete each of the tasks.
  •  At the end of the day you can check plan vs completion.
  • You can make a plan for weekly menu taking into consideration special days. This will help you decide the groceries required for the coming week . Keep a track of important occasions in the family, maintain a calendar on the kitchen wall, you are not sure not to miss it.
  • You can allocate time to clean up the house, re- arranging your living room and work areas. Time for dusting and cleaning too.
  • You can plan to wash clothes twice in a week, this will bring down the load and you will not be stressed also.
  •  Health is Wealth. Allocate time for exercise. Plan your activities and maintain schedule. You can go to bed early and rise early too.
  • Set aside one day in a month to complete all bill payments. You can do it from home too…on line payments.
  • Plan to clean your entire house in schedules. Do not do all the cleaning in one go. Schedule rooms as per your convenience. Changing  of linen is time consuming, therefore plan one at a time.
  • Keep removing clutter as you progress and this will ensure more space around you. You will have a spic and span house around you.
  • Plan budget for the entire month. Take into consideration the important and special occasions in the month – children’s birthday, anniversary, grand parents special days.
  • Plan for children’s education expenses, essential domestic bills. Ensure you do not miss out and you will not have surprises.


Budget Planning:

  • Plan budget for the entire month. Take into consideration the important and special occasions in the month – children’s birthday, anniversary, grand parents special days.
  • Plan for children’s education expenses, essential domestic bills. Ensure you do not miss out and you will not have surprises. 

Allocating work- easy management tips:

  • You can enjoy the work at home by taking interest in the work you do. The work will interest you and you will not feel a burden or the activity boring. Allot the duty and responsibilities to every family member at home. You be a role model and train them to help you.
  •  You can plan for multi tasking like watching TV and cutting vegetables, mixing dough, folding washed clothes etc.
  •  Seek the help of family members to do small jobs. Train children to clean their room for eg: clearing the beds , folding blankets, bed sheets when they wake up. They can help you by washing their undergarments, kerchief and socks
  • Inform your husband to place things in an organized manner. Help him initially to follow a pattern. Ask everybody in your family to wash the cups and glasses to avoid the overload on a single soul after drinking tea or water.
  • Plan to wash the utensils in between schedules to avoid overload. It can be done simultaneously while cooking.
  • Take helps in soft works from children and husband also. Put back everything on their designated places after their use.
  • In case all in the family leave home early in the morning, it is advisable to keep things ready for next days work. This will avoid unnecessary delays.
  • Prepare a chart with time schedule and learn the art of management.

 

HOW ESSENTIAL IS GOOD HOUSEKEEPING IN HOME MANAGEMENT

December 21, 2012 by  
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Home is where the heart is. If this is true we need to make the home look clean, comfortable and safe too.

good house keepingHousekeeping or housecleaning is the systematic process of making a home neat and clean in approximately that order. Good housekeeping is a key factor in Home management.

Cleaning of the rooms and furniture is good house keeping. It is one of the basic chores done at home. Housecleaning includes activities such as collecting all litter, disposing of waste, cleaning dirty surfaces, dusting and vacuuming

Housekeeping activities involves interior cleaning and exterior cleaning of home surroundings too such as the gates, fence and garden.

Many problems are observed at homes due to improper cleaning or without house cleaning. Accumulation of dust, grime in kitchen, cobwebs accumulate, fungus and molds in damp areas, smelling toilets, entry of pests , safety incidents due to slip,etc. The home will become a hell. We need to select appropriate toolssuch as vacuum cleaners, dry dusters, brushes, soft cloth etc for cleaning of areas based on the requirement and cleaning products such as detergents and disinfectants

Removing Trash or Waste

Disposal of waste matter is an important aspect of house cleaning. You need to place suitable plastic covers in the trash bins to collect litter. Segregate the rubbish to ensure the recycled material is dispensed correctly.

Dusting the Home and Furniture.

Dust is a major source of concern at homes and offices. Dust leads to allergies and breathing problems for many. Dust spreads from one unit to another and is heavily suspended in air due to tremendous industrialization and vehicle usage  and movement . We need to keep our homes clean by cleaning the surfaces of furniture. Wet cleaning can be done but not possible for all items in the home. Vacuuming is advisable as it does not spread the dust. The accessories enables us to get the room clean including carpets, curtains etc.

Cleaning Aids

A range of cleaning cloths are available in the market for wet and dry cleaning as per specific surface requirement. The cleaning products provide maintenance and are good disinfectants too. Read and understand the labels of cleaning products prior to usage. Understand the dilution factors and the duration it can be stored after mixing . Use appropriate gloves and personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid skin problems for the user.

Tools for cleaning

A range of cleaning tools are available in the market. A simple broom to a automatic mop machine with dry and wet cleaning. Mopping aids, buckets for mixing cleaning products, vacuum cleaners for dust free surroundings. Tools are available for specific needs like cleaning carpets, cleaning cob webs at heights,cleaning glass, cleaning greasy surfaces.

Back yard cleaning

Back yard is sometimes the most neglected area for cleaning. The frequency of cleaning is also less. Exterior cleaning occurs for safety, upkeep and usefulness. It includes removal of paper, litter and grass growing in sidewalk cracks. Rain gutters, doormats, pools and the screens and glass of windows are also cleanable. The back garden can be cleared of growth and debris. Remove all waste accumulated over time. You will be excited to watch an organized backyard and more space around you.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HOME MANAGEMENT

December 21, 2012 by  
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The importance of home managementHome Management is the process of preserving, protecting and maintaining your home. Home is the place where we spend most of our time. Home is where we relax after a busy day . Relaxation is required for people of all ages. To begin with, think of your home as a collection of systems and structures. Finally home management is the activities carried out to preserve, protect and improve your home and its systems.

Why is Home Management Important?

Home management is all about improving one’s home. As the famous quote says, “ An ounce of Prevention is better than loads of Cure”. Similarly the house needs to be maintained to ensure it is worth the buy. Houses are huge investments and proper planning is emphasized to ensure it lasts. A well managed home is more satisfying to live in, saves you money in the long run , the accessories are available all the time.

How to Preserve Your Home?

Preservation is to make things last. Preservation is the first line of defense in the protection of a home. The gadgets used at home needs regular maintenance to avoid any breakdowns.
House cleaning, painting, replacing requirements in the home ensures you are preserving the quality of your home, beautifying your environment. An effective home management solution is a homeowner’s most valuable asset.

How to Protect your Home?

Protection means defending or guarding against attack and shielding from danger. Biological threats like rot and mold are not only expensive to repair, but can be threatening to the health of the occupants.A check in time can prevent major cleaning and minimize costs too.

Protecting your home from natural calamities like fire, earthquake , water flooding. Check for insurance coverage to protect the investment and family. Check for any damages occurring to the home by means of pests, building damages like cracks. Planning, organizing will keep away crisis.

How to Enhance Your Home?
After a huge investment it is essential to have a good upkeep of the home, furniture and surroundings. Organizing the home and the available space is a big challenge.

Owning a home can be a challenge. However, managing your home is a great way to organize tasks in ways that allow you to complete them easier and more efficiently. Your involvement in home upkeep enables you to take pride of your home and you may be your neighbours envy. Enhancing your home does not call for additional penny, it is a way of regular maintenance.

Today’s homes are more complex and sophisticated than ever. Home owners are also busier than ever. This is why an effective home management is a godsend opportunity.
Managing your home properly makes real sense in terms of your property, lifestyle and value.

 The benefits of Home Management:
Home management is rewarding and a major support to the homeowner.

However, home management requires constant push and resources to be applied. Organizing tasks and completion of proposed activities are complete will ensure an efficient running home. Start home care with passion and you’ll enjoy the benefits

Owning a home is a big challenge…. Have Fun!