When I was a single lady, I didn’t put much thought into cleaning and maintaining the house, budgeting my money, or meal planning. When something looked dirty I cleaned it, I scrounged up meals from whatever was lying around and I spent most of my nights off hanging out with my cat, bingeing my latest show and playing online.
Then I got married.
Now, don’t get me wrong, marriage is great and I love my husband, but all the sudden the house was constantly messy, there was never anything to eat, I felt like all my “free time” was spent running the household, plus money was tight. What happened?! Boredom was a distant memory replaced by the rush of trying to do too many things in too little time.
With the thought of adding kids to the mix sometime in the near future, I knew I needed to wrest my time back NOW, or I would be running around like a headless chicken forever. Now was the time to figure out how to simplify and automate our lives.
I’m always experimenting to try and find the fastest, most efficient way to do things. That’s how I’ve kept myself entertained at work for the past 8 years, managing to do my work in half the time, without losing accuracy. I love reading about productivity and am always looking for the latest tips and tricks.
I’m also super lazy.
How does that combination work? I’d rather rush around and get everything done as quickly as possible so then I can hang out. I remember reading somewhere that every team needs a lazy person because they’ll find the most efficient way to do something. I like to think I’m that person. I don’t believe in spending more time than necessary on a task and I’m a strong believer in good-enough.
I should also mention that while my lovely husband helps out when he can, he has renal failure due to a genetic disease that caused his kidneys to fail as a kid. He can’t contribute financially as much as he’d like, and it’s hard to predict when he’ll be feeling well enough to help out around the house. So, with that in mind, I needed to figure out how to run a one-woman show.
I’ve taken my passion for efficiency and aimed it at my home life. I’ve developed systems and habits to help me automate the things I have to do, so I have more time to focus on the things I want to do. And I want to share what I’ve learned so you can do the same!
We were made to do more than work and run a household, and I know you aspire to do more too. It is possible to keep up with your house, be healthy and save money for the future. Let me help you take back control of your time so you can spend it creating the life you want.