Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the never-ending chores that come with parenthood? Between changing nappies, working, preparing meals, and ensuring your little one’s well-being, it’s easy for housework to pile up and become a source of stress. But fear not, because The Organised Mum Method (TOM) is here to save the day, one 30-minute burst at a time.
**What Is TOM?**
TOM, short for The Organised Mum, has revolutionised the way parents approach housework. Instead of dedicating an entire day to cleaning or feeling guilty about a messy home, TOM’s method focuses on the power of 30 minutes. With each day of the week having a set task – Monday for the living room, Tuesday for bedrooms, Wednesday for the hall, Thursday for the kitchen, and Friday as a focus day – TOM has taken all of the thinking out of what tasks you need to do. By breaking tasks into manageable chunks, TOM ensures that each area of your home gets regular attention without overwhelming you.
**The 30-Minute Bursts**
One of the cornerstones of TOM is the concept of 30-minute cleaning bursts. This approach is not only practical but also incredibly effective. Here’s how it works:
1. **Choose a Task:** Start by selecting a specific area or task in your home. It could be the kitchen, the living room, or even just tackling a pile of laundry. Thanks to TOM’s structured approach, you’ll know exactly where to direct your cleaning efforts.
2. **Set a Timer:** Set a timer for 30 minutes. Knowing that you have a limited time frame creates a sense of urgency and focus.
3. **Get to Work:** Roll up your sleeves and dive into the task at hand. Whether it’s wiping down surfaces, decluttering, or folding clothes, dedicate your full attention to it.
4. **Stop When the Timer Rings:** When the timer goes off, you’re done! You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in just 30 minutes.
While the 30-minute bursts help you stay on top of daily tasks, TOM also incorporates Focus Days or deeper clean days. These are dedicated to tackling more detailed cleaning and organisation in a specific area of your home. By combining regular maintenance with deeper cleans, TOM ensures your home is consistently in great shape.
With TOM, cleaning has never been easier or more manageable. But there’s more! You can take your organisation skills to the next level by downloading the TOM app. This handy app contains all of the cleaning checklists you’ll ever need, and the best part is, they can be customised to suit your preferences and schedule.
And if you’re looking to up your game even further, consider subscribing to TOM Rocks, the in-app guided sessions. Think of it as having a personal trainer for housework! With Gemma herself as your guide, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions and motivation to tackle chores like a pro. It’s the ultimate way to transform your home and your cleaning routine. Give it a try and experience the TOM difference today!
**Join the TOM Community**
With a best-selling app and best-selling books, TOM is making a real difference to the lives of parents around the world. By freeing you from the overwhelm, one 30-minute burst at a time, TOM empowers you to regain control of your home and your life.
So, are you ready to unlock the power of 30 minutes? Stay tuned for more TOM tips and tricks, and say goodbye to the chaos of housework. Remember, you’ve got this!