Happy International Housekeepers Week Everyone!
I don’t know about you, but I always get excited this time of year! It’s a fun time to recognize all of the hard work that gets put into the home. Not to mention, it immediately follows Labor Day, so it’s a fun week guaranteed!
It’s amazing to see the vast changes over time in housekeeping and to check out the statistics.
But, as I’m sure most of you are experiencing, in addition to this wonderful week-long holiday is another urge to have a Labor Day round 2.
Not only is it important to keep our households organized, but we need to organize our lives. The key to keeping us all healthy is to keep our minds sane. And the way to do that, is to allow yourself to relax.
I know I’ve mentioned before that relaxation must start within your own home. I want you to feel as comfortable laying on the ocean as you are in your own home. Being organized is the way to do so and though I still want you to feel paradise within your walls, I think it’s important to schedule some down time.
A little ironic, huh? Scheduling downtime. But here’s the thing: not many people do it, so not many people have it.
Here’s what you must do:
-Look at the planner to find a weekend to escape (the sooner, the better)
-Mark it on the calendar so it cannot be changed
-Make reservations if need be
-Create a list of all the items you will need to bring/ or money you will need to save
-Start a countdown at least a week before so you have a mini checklist of things to do beforehand.
-Exactly a week before, look at the date you will be coming back, and start integrating the plans of that week into the weeks prior to make the transition a lot smoother from chaos to paradise, back to chaos
-Set deadlines for everything: when you want to pack by, when you want to get groceries by, when you need a house-sitter, tasks you need to accomplish before and after the trip AND STICK TO THEM!
-If you keep planned with tasks you need to achieve, integrate them, accomplish most of them and ease your way back into life’s chaos, you will be sure to allow the rest and relaxation to carry over into your home!
With that being said, I just got back from Flagstaff… where are we headed next?
Moxie Girl Household Assistants organize homes in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Peoria, Glendale an Surprise.