7 Keys to Manage the Chaos

In Your home

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Welcome to my corner of the world!

Welcome!! My name is Sharon! I’m a mom of 2 precious girl. We live in the mountains of Knoxville TN.

Manage Your Chaos is a place where moms can come and find encouragement, support, and community.

This blog aims to provide ideas for managing the chaos for busy moms whether you are a stay at home mom, working mom, or a homeschooling mom. I think that is all of us!😉

I am a free spirit who sometimes has a hard time managing my time and am a hot mess more often than not! But come alongside me as we explore ways to manage our chaos in the midst of our crazy, busy lives.❤

You CAN Do This. And I’m Here to Help

A Real Mom:

Emotional, yet the rock.

Tired, but keeps going.

Worried, but full of hope

Impatient, yet patient.

Overwhelmed, but never quits

Amazing, even though doubted.

Wonderful, even in the chaos.

Life Changer, every single day.

Who Am I?

I am one of 4 children. Right in the middle with a younger brother and sister and an older brother. We were all homeschooled by my amazing mother and I treasure those days. Now I’m a mom of 2 little girls and they are my world.

I’m also a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with bone cancer in my early 20’s. I am cancer free now but dealing with lifelong problems from the surgeries I had. I’m still grateful as things could have been much worse.

I am a believer and don’t know what I would do without the Lord guiding me each day.

I started this blog to help and encourage other women with tips and ideas to manage their busy lives.

What will you find on my blog?

  • Tips and ideas to manage your busy household
  • Cleaning and organizing ideas.
  • Quick and healthy ways to feed your families
  • Making memories with your children with simple, everyday activities
  • Helpful plans and routines to make a working mom’s life easier
  • Educational and homeschooling resources for your kids

My Best 7 Tips

“Okay, now with that out of the way, I’m super excited to share the top 7 secrets I discovered on
my OWN path to managing my chaos. Let’s start with #1.

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Key #1: Clean as you go.

Whenever you make a mess, take a few minutes to clean it up right away. It may seem like a hassle in the moment, but taking care of messes immediately will save you time and effort in the long run. Here are some examples:

  • When you spill something on the floor, immediately wipe it up.
  • If you notice dishes piling up in the sink, take a few minutes to wash them.
  • Take a few minutes to wipe down the counter after cooking dinner.
  • Do a quick sweep of the floors before bed.
  • Whenever you finish using something, put it away immediately.
  • Put your dirty clothes in the hamper as soon as you take them off.
  • Every night before you go to bed, spend 10 minutes tidy up your home.

This will help to prevent the build-up of clutter and make it easier to keep on top of the housework.

Taking care not to let the mess build up can save you a lot of time and effort in the long run.

Key #2: Create a system for dealing with clutter as soon as it appears.

One of the best ways to deal with clutter is to have a system in place for dealing with it as soon as it appears.

This can help to prevent your home from becoming overrun with clutter and can make it much easier to keep your space organized.

Here are a few tips for creating a system for dealing with clutter:

  • Designate a spot for incoming items: Choose a place where you will put all of your incoming mail, paper, and other items. This could be a basket, tray, or a shelf.
  • Whenever you come across an item that doesn’t have a place, put it in the designated spot. Then, at the end of each day, take a few minutes to put each item away in its proper place. This will help to prevent items from piling up and becoming overwhelming.
  • When in doubt, throw it out: One of the best ways to reduce clutter is to simply get rid of things that you don’t need. If you’re not sure whether or not you need something, ask yourself if you’ve used it in the past year. If the answer is no, chances are you can get rid of it.

By following these tips, you can create a system for dealing with clutter that will help to keep your home organized and tidy.

If you have paper clutter problems, check out this article! How to Declutter Your Paper Piles: What to Toss and Keep

Key #3: Take care of minor repairs and maintenance tasks as soon as they come up.

Home maintenance and repairs can seem like a never-ending to-do list. It can be tempting to put off minor tasks in favor of more pressing projects, but it is important to take care of repairs as soon as they come up.

  • For example, if you notice a loose doorknob, tighten it up right away.
  • If there is a hole in the drywall, patch it before it gets any bigger.
  • In the same way, a tiny leak in a pipe can be fixed with some plumber’s tape, but if it is ignored, the leak could become a flood.

Small problems have a way of quickly becoming big ones, and addressing them early on can save time and money in the long run.

In addition, taking care of repairs right away can help to prevent further damage to your home. So next time that pesky drip becomes a steady stream, don’t wait to call a plumber. A little bit of preventive maintenance goes a long way.

Key #4: Set aside time each week to deep clean one area of your home.

A clean home is a happy home. But between work, errands, and taking care of the kids, it can be tough to find time for a thorough cleaning.

One way to make sure your home stays clean is to set aside time each week to deep clean one area.

Choose an area that gets a lot of traffic, such as the kitchen or bathroom, or an area that tends to get cluttered, such as the living room or bedroom.

Dedicate at least 30 minutes to an hour to cleaning this area from top to bottom. Once you’re finished, you’ll be able to enjoy your clean home all week long!

Use the FREE planner below to list your weekly deep cleaning tasks!

Key #5: Organize your space so that everything has a place and is easy to find.

One of the most important things you can do to stay organized is to make sure that everything has a designated spot.

This way, when you’re looking for something, you’ll know exactly where to find it. For example, designate a specific spot for your keys so that you always know where they are when you’re ready to leave the house.

Similarly, give your bills a home on your desk or kitchen counter so that you can pay them as soon as they come in.

I keep threaded needles attached to the back of my bedroom curtains for those times when I need a quick hem repair or a button sewed on. I keep one with white thread and one with a dark colored thread. Super time saver

When everything has a place, it’s much easier to keep your space tidy and organized. Plus, you’ll waste less time searching for things that are misplaced.

So take a few moments to think about how you can best organize your space – it’ll save you time and frustration in the long run!

Key #6: Exercise regularly

As a mom, it’s important to make time for yourself and exercise regularly. Taking care of yourself helps you feel good and keeps up your energy so you can better take care of your family.

It can be difficult to find time to exercise when you’re constantly taking care of others, but there are ways to fit it into your busy schedule.

One way is to wake up earlier and use that time to work out. You can also try exercising while your kids are at school or daycare.

And if you have trouble motivating yourself, find a workout buddy who can help keep you on track.

By making time for yourself and exercise, you’ll be able to better take care of your family and enjoy your life more.

Key #7: Eat healthy meals & get enough sleep.

As a mom, it’s important to take care of yourself. After all, you can’t take care of your family if you’re not feeling your best.

One way to do that is to make sure you’re eating healthy meals. You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen or overindulge in salads – just make sure you’re getting a mix of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.

And don’t forget to stay hydrated! Drinking enough water is crucial for maintaining your energy levels.

Along with eating right, it’s also important to get enough sleep. When you’re well-rested, you’ll be able to handle whatever the day throws your way.

So make sure to set aside some time each night for yourself – even if it’s just reading a book or taking a bath.

Taking care of yourself may seem like a luxury, but it’s really a necessity – for both you and your family.

You Can Do This

Remember that perfection is not the goal. A little bit of chaos is normal and can actually make your home more inviting and comfortable. As long as you’re taking steps to manage the mess, you’re doing just fine.

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