This is a big question for every mom who is homeschooling a child around age 5-6. And depending on your child’s birthday, you probably will homeschool kindergarten two years.
Frozen veggies: Those frozen vegetables are not my first choice, they are certainly better than no vegetables. There are quite a few companies who make organic, frozen vegetables that have no added chemicals. It’s easy to keep things like, frozen peas, asparagus, broccoli, carrots and corn in the freezer to add to broths or eggs or to just cook on their own for a fast and easy meal.
This is the opposite of doing nothing, but sometimes it has to be done! Scan your office. Pick the one area that needs the most attention first. Do you have folders stacked on your desk? Are there three coffee mugs from the past week? Your desk top may be your first target area for action. Remove what doesn’t belong there. Use a tissue to dust. Either file or put papers in your out-box for future organizing. The goal is to pick one area and clear it. Then experience a sense of calm and relief. Eliminating a mess you’ve been putting up with recharges your batteries.
Keeping your floor clean is important in your kitchen also. Getting in the habit of sweeping after Meal Prep on a budget and eating (if you have an eat-in kitchen) will help it appear cleaner. Washing your floor is so much easier than in grandma’s day with disposable pads for sweepers. Chose what works best for you by determining how high traffic your space is and what kind of flooring you have.
Scheduling your time wisely means knowing which tasks are open-ended and thus not likely to be completed in a single time slot, and which activities are time-consistent.
Use the same approach for items in your food cupboards, refrigerator, and freezer. Now it’s time to put everything away in its new designated area. Remember the function of each section of the kitchen, and place the items used ordinarily within them close-by. The things that work together need to be placed in logical places. As an example, store pots, pans, ladles, spatulas and other cookware near the stove while cutting boards, kitchen utensils, carrot peelers and cheese graters should be in the food preparation section. Keep anything potentially hazardous out of reach of small kids while not being used. Things you do not use often can be kept on high shelves.
By taking control of your time, scheduling wisely, and making your calendar your friend, you’ll be able to avoid the need to sacrifice your much-needed sleep.