What is a Home System?
I consider a "home system" a series of routines, lists and schedules that work together to make your home and family life run extremely efficiently. Performing certain routines helps to clean up and maintain your home, and involving your entire family in the process gives everyone (yes, even tiny ones!) pride in where they live and also makes more time for family fun and less time for boring and frustrating stuff like cleaning or looking for something you lost while you're on your way out the door.
It doesn't matter how big or small your home is. Stop feeling frustrated, suffocated, stressed and annoyed by all the stuff around you that you wish would just go away. Develop more quality family relationships, explore new hobbies and go on adventures together because you have more time. Regain focus, and make decisions easier with less "stuff" literally cluttering your brain (same goes for kids toys, avoid "I'm bored!" with less toys not more - sound weird? read on...).
It all comes down to time.
More clutter = less time = vicious cycle of frustration
Less clutter = more quality time = exponentially more productive
Less REALLY DOES Equal More
Systems work in all aspects of your home. Whether it's the kitchen and pantry, or the kid's bedrooms or playroom, having a place for everything makes your home both feel and function more organized and orderly. You can start with something as small as a drawer, or as big as your closet, but don't try to tackle it all at once. Take a few weeks and a few minutes a day to take steps towards a decluttered, minimal-ish home and embrace how your home begins to work for you, not the other way around.
I can't wait to share more here and hope to create a community of like-minded mamas and parents who want to LOVE their home life with children. Progress over perfection is important to me - I don't live my life every day based on a schedule and I'm not a naturally orderly person - I'm just striving for BETTER. The ultimate goal is to have more time to make amazing family memories, and not spend all you time picking up toys and laundry wishing you had time to create those memories.
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