An organized mom of two has shared her ultimate lockdown ‘home reset’ regime, revealing how it has streamlined her family’s space and left her feeling refreshed.
Steph Pase, 31, from Sydney, said Sunday is the perfect opportunity for a ‘home reset’ or a deep clean and organization as it means going into the work week with a plan and less to do while working full time.
“I try to plan as much as possible on Sundays, especially if you have a business and have kids,” Steph said in a recent interview. YouTube clip.
“I plan everything from my cleaning schedule to our meal plan and budget.”
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An organized mum of two has shared her ultimate lockdown ‘home reset’ regime, revealing how it has streamlined her family’s space and left her feeling refreshed (Steph Pase pictured with her drag kids)
Steph Pase (pictured), 31, from Sydney, said Sunday is the perfect opportunity for a ‘home reset’ or a deep clean and organization as it means starting the week fresh
“I try to plan as much as possible on Sundays, especially if you have a business and children,” said Steph (picture planning in her journal)
So what does a lockdown home reset look like?
What does Steph’s lockdown reset involve?
* Washing all family clothes, towels and bed linen.
* Tidy up children’s rooms and put away clothes and toys.
* Meal planning for the week.
* Organizing and preparing meals.
* Occasional tasks such as cleaning the wash filter.
* Cleaning out the fridge.
* Home workout.
* Catching up on unfinished tasks.
First of all, Steph said you need to get the house in order.
She starts the day with a journal and puts all the clothes, towels and linens that need to be washed in the washing machine.
She then tucks away any stray children’s clothes or toys, cleans up their rooms, and has breakfast.
“I like to base the week’s shopping list on our weekly menu,” Steph said.
“So I write down on our food planner everything we plan to eat for meals, then I add all the food to a grocery list so I know exactly what to buy and what our budget is.”
This week in question, Steph and her family will enjoy lamb chops, tacos, and spaghetti with chicken and bacon, among other things.
A handy trick the mom swears by is writing on her whiteboard what meats to take out of the freezer the day before so her family is never caught without a meal ready to be made.
“I like to prepare as many meals as possible because it shortens the time during the week,” Steph said.
She also unpacks all her fruits and vegetables in clear glass containers, as well as all her cleaning supplies in glass jars.
The mother of two said this means it’s easy to see when something is running out.
“I write down everything on our food planner what we plan to eat for meals, then I add all the food to a grocery list so I know exactly what to buy and what our budget is,” said Steph (the meal plan of the Pase family pictured)
Once she’d done the weekly shopping, Steph said she spends some time stocking everything at home (pictured)
The mum-of-two swears by keeping things in labeled clear containers so she can see when they’re running out (her pantry pictured)
The mother of two also has a handy cleaning regimen when she performs a home reset, washing her family’s clothes, towels and all bedding on a Sunday.
She can also choose an ‘occasional task’ to perform when she has time.
Her occasional duties include cleaning the washing filter, dusting and wiping the fans and lights, washing the windows, thoroughly cleaning the oven or refrigerator, turning the mattress over, wiping the walls and dusting of the baseboards.
“I like to delegate to a specific area or task every day of the week so that I can do a little each day instead of doing one big cleanup. Then I use the weekends to freshen up and replenish the house!’ Steph wrote about her before blog.
“With a cleaning schedule that I stick to every day, I don’t have to think about what needs to be done.
“This also means I can do the housework as well as I can!”
On busy days, Steph plans ahead and uses her Kmart slow cooker to prepare dinner in advance (pictured in the kitchen)
Steph (pictured) said that while her routine can sometimes take hours, it’s worth it because it makes her feel like she’s in control of her busy schedule as a mom
On busy days, Steph plans ahead and uses her Kmart slow cooker to prepare dinner in advance.
One of her favorite dishes is slow-cooked pulled pork.
Steph said that while her routine can sometimes take hours, it’s worth it because she feels like she’s “in charge” of her busy schedule as a mom, saving time later in the week that she spends with her family. .
To learn more about Steph Pase, follow her on Instagram here.
How do you make Steph Pase’s slow cooked pulled pork?
1 cup beef stock (or vegetable or chicken works great too)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 jar of Passata sauce
2 cloves crushed garlic (or garlic powder)
2-3 teaspoons Mixed Herbs
2 teaspoon Parsley (fresh or packet)
1/4 chopped onion (optional)
1. Trim the fat from the pork first (if you want to make it crispy, keep it and prepare it before serving or throw it away).
2. Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker.
3. Mix in a bowl; Broth, olive oil, passata sauce, garlic, mixed herbs, parsley and onion (literally everything!).
4. Pour over the pork shoulder.
5. Set the slow cooker on LOW for 7-9 hours (depending on the size of the pork).
6. When you’re done, use two forks to pull it apart (if you want it a little crispier, place it on a baking tray in the oven at 180C for 10 minutes).
7. Then make tacos, burgers, wraps or whatever you want!
Source: Just another mommy blog