Wondering how to get your home life under control?

Creating simple systems can do wonders for easing the stress of home management. A system doesn’t have to be a complicated process with tons of steps. I think a system can be as simple as having a schedule or routine that you try to stick to that makes thing easier to remember and helps keep your home in order.

Systems You Need for Better Home Management

There are a few systems that would be a great place to start – meal planning, cleaning schedule, paperwork, and finances. Here is how to get started creating these systems and some tools to help.

Cleaning Schedule

Keeping the house clean seems like a never-ending cycle, doesn’t it? To make it a little less painful, I’ve found it helpful to make a cleaning schedule. Mine is super simple. I know I do most of my cleaning on the weekends and have a weekly cleaning list. I also know what chores need done during the rest of the week.

Here are some posts to help you get started creating your own cleaning schedule:

Meal Planning

Even just simple meal planning prevents us from eating out very often. Most weeks I don’t have a plan set in stone. I have a list of what meals I’ll fix in the next week based on what we already have and then what I pick up at the store. I might have an idea of what day I’ll make what but unless something specific is going on, I normally play it by ear depending on what we’re in the mood for from the list of options.

Here are some helpful posts to get started in menu planning:


A budget can actually relieve so much stress when it comes to finances! I absolutely love Mint.com. It’s free and easy to set up. Plus, there’s an app that I have on my phone that allows me to quickly look up where we’re at with our budgets.

Here are some of my favorite financial posts:


Oh, the piles of paperwork. It is really my biggest nemesis in keeping my home in order. I have not perfected a system for us yet, but it is a work in progress.

Here are some posts to help get your paperwork in order:

Even the simplest of systems can help so much in making your home more manageable. I think the areas that are key are the cleaning, meal planning, finances, and paperwork. With just a few home management systems in place, things can run a lot smoother and make things less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone.

What are your systems for managing your home?

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