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Taming the Mess: How to Master the Household To-Do List

Updated: Jul 9

Hey Mama,

Let’s be real: the idea that we’re supposed to have it all together is a total joke! Finding time to squeeze everything into our busy days is nearly impossible! If you feel like you're drowning in to-dos, trust me, that's normal! Between managing the home, the kids, their extracurricular activities, work, trying to fit in exercise, eating well, and maybe, just maybe, having a social life—being a mom these days is hard!

I've talked to hundreds of moms over the years, and every single one has the same story: they're drowning in laundry, dishes, and endless clutter. It's somewhat comforting to know we all have that in common. But the truth is, the clutter creates a constant visual reminder of tasks left unfinished, which can lead to stress and anxiety in our busy mom life. The perpetual cycle of to-dos leaves us exhausted and unmotivated. And, I mean this nicely, but you can't be the best mom or wife if you aren't the best YOU first. Getting a grip on your mile-long to-do list is step one in rebalancing the chaos and truly enjoying motherhood.

Now, imagine this: you get home from a playdate and walk into a home that’s neat and clean. The dishwasher has been emptied, dinner has been prepped, and the laundry magically folded and put away. The feeling you get is instant calmness, am I right? When your environment is in order, it's easier to concentrate on the moment in front of you. This leads to a more joyful day, which in turn propels you forward to doing the things you keep meaning to do. Whether that's getting back to the gym, playing with your kids more, or re-establishing date night. Without the distraction of mess and disorganization, you suddenly have a sense of control and accomplishment, leading to feelings of happiness and satisfaction.

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Baby Steps Toward a Tidy Home

But, where do you begin? Starting is usually one of the hardest hurdles to jump over because starting anything new takes attention, decisiveness, and dedication. Rest easy, I'm here to make this simple for you!

Option 1: If you're able to, hire an INJOY Assistant. Our Assistants are vetted and trained to assist you in your home like true professionals. From errands, to meal prep, laundry, and more, they are the extra pair of hands you wish you always had. If this sounds totally dreamy, fill out a Contact Form to get started.

Option 2: Do it yourself. I know, this doesn't sound quite as wonderful as Option 1, but with a little bit of guidance using our Free Weekly Task List, you can stay on top of your to-dos and find time to take care of yourself. I promise, checking off one or two items each day will bring you steps closer to where you want to be and by following a set schedule, you'll free up brain space for other things.

So, if your house is a mess and you can't seem to get it together, first know that you're not alone. Next, give yourself permission to ask for help. Whether that's through an INJOY Assistant or by downloading our Free Weekly Task List, allowing yourself a little bit of support will allow you make strides toward a more organized home.

You deserve to enjoy motherhood without the constant stress of household chores.

You've got this, mama!

XO - Tessa



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