Each step of the task, when put together creates a system. Some systems work really well while others might not be the best. There is always room for improvement in systems. Needless to say, Homemaking Systems are also not static, they actually evolve with us.
Systems that were once functional, may at some point need a slight tweak or may even become totally useless.
You don’t really need to have any realisation nor does everything have to fall apart before you use this method below.
This is the easiest way I have found that helps you improve your systems (tasks and appliances) without making it another chore to deal with!
When you sit for that breather or a cuppa, ask yourself what was the most irritating or unnecessary chore you had to do that day or that week.
We have a certain way we generally do things. Some of these methods or tasks might be things we do daily. However, doing certain chores might be frustrating, overwhelming or something accidental that was completely uncalled for might happen.
Was it washing the trash bin? Was it cooking dinner?
Was it something you else that needed extra time or effort to do?
Did you miss out something because were out of time?
Did you forget something?
Done thinking? Good job! Your have established one system in your house that is not functioning, or at least not optimal.
Creating systems is creating a set of principles or combining procedures according to which something is done ie. how you can make it easier. Systems are a series of actions that give you the outcomes you seek.
Would a double liner in the bin help?
Would it have been easier to cook if you had all the ingredients ready or prepped?
Would having a routine be helpful?
Pin point one or more steps that will make the task easier to manage.
Repeat this exercise whenever you sit down or have a moment. Think about what changes you can make. Even the smallest of changes can make a huge difference!
Once you implement these, however minute changes, your home will become more functional.
An added benefit is that you will find all parts of your home getting more organised a little at a time.
Before long, things will feel calmer and your routine becomes focused on increasing functionality.