With the whole world spending lots of time at home right now, our homes are taking a beating. Or at least our home is! We homeschool our children (and did pre-COVID-19), so our school days have always been primarily spent at home. However, without the option to go anywhere, and the kids’ only “escape” from home means playing outside, recently our home becomes chaotic and FULL of ACTUAL dirt within just one day (and sometimes just a few hours). I’ve been employing a few little tips and tricks for survival at home during these days, and decided you may want to use some of them in your home. These tips are especially useful if you live in a small space. We have 1150 square feet and 6 people living here. Our rooms are all very tiny. I had to apply some guidelines in our home for my own sanity.
We play hard in our living room. We read books in our living room. We eat popcorn and watch movies in our living room. We build forts and we tear down wooden block towers in our living room. But we’ve been keeping our living room tidy. After using this space, we’ve been returning it to order. I might not maintain the rest of the house throughout the day, but this room stays peaceful. I can escape into our living room for just a few minutes with a cup of coffee, and I instantly feel rejuvenated.
Find a space in your own home in which you can easily restore order, and keep it tidy throughout the day. Better yet, teach your children how to tidy and put things back where they belong. It might take a little discipline and intention to keep things neat, but the reward (peace and shelter) will far outweigh the “work.”
With so much out of our control right now, it feels good to keep the living room neat. That’s one thing I can control, and it brings tremendous peace and satisfaction.
Do you have any tips and tricks for staying sane at home? Read all my at-home survival tips and tricks. And if you have little ones and would like more “life with littles” content, check out these posts! And you can also read more about my life as a Work-From-Home mom!
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