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How to keep a cosiness and an order? Five golden rules of house management

Summer in the heat. Travel, trips on the dacha, “sorties“ on the nature with friends, splash in new hobbies … How many everything there is a wish to be in time! And at the same time there is also a work, holidays seldom last more than a month. How all to manage and to keep at the same time an order and a cosiness in the house? Gurus of house management recommend to conform to five simple rules which will help you to become more effective. And, by the way, not only houses.

Rule No. 1. Sort and get rid of unnecessary!

Disposal of stuff and ordering of the necessary things is the major condition not only an external order, but also internal tranquility. So, both health, and success in affairs, and just family happiness.

Survey the house. Find places where “raskhlamleniye“ is required. Devote 15 - 30 minutes a day to sort one such corner. Devote to zones of the greatest blockages more time, having postponed them finally. Divide all things into groups: “necessary“, “necessary it is rare“ and “unnecessary“. Things from the first group arrange in a reach zone so that they always were near at hand and did not demand long searches. For seldom used things allocate the appropriate place - so that they were not stirred, but could be found by all family members.

As for unnecessary things , experts recommend to divide them into three parts: “to give“, “throw out“ and “it is not defined“. Sorting unnecessary things, try to make so that the group of things expecting the fate was the most smaller. The Japanese hostesses recommend to designate such potentially unnecessary things special stickers - “red labels“. Their existence demands to answer questions: whether this subject if yes, that in what quantity and whether there has to be it exactly here is necessary? The destiny of a thing has to be decided in accurately specified time frame.

Rule No. 2. Rationally use space!

Rational placement allows to hold all necessary things and objects in close proximity to a working zone and to reduce the movements which are taking away a huge number of time on a drop. The same Japanese who are famous for world-wide recognized systems of management recommend to use the principle of joint storage of things. Its essence is in storing things not by types, and on sharing. So, for example, it is better to allocate one locker in kitchen for daily ware (plates, glasses, salad bowls and so forth) and another for festive, than to store all plates in one place, glasses in another etc. So it is necessary to open lockers less.

Optimize space, cleaning the seasonal and seldom used things on the “raskhlamleniye“ of a mezzanine, the shelf released later storerooms. Use visualization, marking shelves and boxes in various flowers, markers etc. Place in a bathroom and near the computer small baskets for small garbage.

The list of recommendations can be continued, but the main thing here - your especially individual approach. Be not afraid to experiment!

Rule No. 3. Clean every day gradually!

One more guarantee of successful house management is the principle of a regularity. Allocate every day 15 - 20 minutes for the general cleaning: spread out things in places, wipe dust, wipe a sink and the stove. Let all your family will find a little time for the house in the evening. Thus, you exempt days off from the exhausting cleaning which is taking away time from rest of communication with the family.

Accustom yourself and the relatives, at once to tidy up for itself, to put things back. Put in the places subject to continuous pollution of a rag or sponge, and at once wipe the place of pollution. Accustom the family to wash at once for yourself footwear. It will take away at most one or two minutes, but will save time on the general cleaning. And in the house will be fresher, purer and cozier.

Rule No. 4. Delegate and encourage!


in housekeeping of all family members. Discuss on a family council what works in principle it is necessary to carry out houses, and distribute duties between family members, taking into account their loading. For example, your child or the husband, coming back from school / work, can quite buy necessary products. If you are afraid that something will be bought not that, it is necessary to make several times it together, paying attention to highlights. The same concerns also another matters.

Encourage members of household for the performed task with the kind word, a smile. You say about how what they do is important. Show the value of their contribution to creation of a cosiness in the house. Award with small gifts of each other and all family in general.

Remember that planning, motivation, the organization and control is work too, and it needs to be considered. You can undertake this role, and can charge to any of family members. In general, the western experts in the field of house management, recommend to exchange periodically duties, then each of family members becomes more independent in homework and does not plunge into routine. But to solve, of course, to you.

Rule No. 5. Plan and control implementation of plans!

the Integral components of any management is a planning, the account and control. House management is not worse at all. What is subject to planning and what it is worth beginning with?

Household chores, finance (including and purchases), preparation for holidays and celebrations, the menu and many other things is all this it is necessary to plan. Today consultants for housekeeping offer a set of samples of house organizers, different extent of specification and complexity. Subsequently you can choose the option which is most suitable you or develop the.

However it is worth beginning with the simplest. Independently or together with a family make the list of household chores. Perhaps, some of affairs will demand performance of a number of consecutive actions, then they should be detailed. Divide all affairs into constants or regularly repeating and into single actual tasks. Then determine performance terms for everyone. Appoint “performer“. All tasks to tie rigidly to concrete time are not necessary. Leave space for creativity and freedom.

As a result, at you the schedule of household chores for a week with their distribution on days and dates and the instruction responsible for execution has to turn out. And also the list of affairs which should be executed this week, but without binding to concrete time. This schedule will also become that document on the basis of which it is possible to control performance of tasks.

Of course, the list of recommendations about effective and modern conducting household chores can be continued indefinitely. There is no limit to perfection, isn`t that so? And at the same time gurus of management claim that improvements are a foremost enemy of efficiency. Especially at the first stages.

Five provided rules are a basis of a successful house management. They are simple and easy in realization. Therefore do not shelve and become a top - the manager in own house right now!