It is a challenge to just keep my head above water during the week as we are commuting/working for long periods each day. It is very easy to just flop in a chair and do nothing, and some nights I do just that. However, I find that if I do a little bit each day it is less onerous when the weekend comes around.
Here are some of the things I try to do to keep it simple:
Plan meals – on a good week I have the whole week planned out but otherwise I at least know what we will be eating for dinner the following night.
Plan what I will wear – as above. It saves wasting time on thinking in the morning.
Lunches planned and at least partly prepared.
Rinse/wipe the basin and vanity to keep it looking clean.
Washing/folding/ironing – make sure it is up to date. This morning I hung out the sheets, tonight I took them off the line and they are now folded and put away. I also handwashed some jumpers and hung them out.
What do you do to keep the wheels running smoothly?