A housewife has to plan in advance for managing the household activities effectivelyHousewives are generally entrusted with the duty of managing the household especially kitchen in any family. That might look like a simple job but it is not so. Those who are managing the household affairs like buying the grocery and provision items, clothes during festival season, keeping a monitoring on the inventory of consumable items in the kitchen so that timely replenishment can be done, keeping a track of general utility items in the house and their availability for the family members, keeping alive the socialisation aspects and entertaining the guests, and many such responsibilities which are an integral part of the household activity.
Everyone looks up to the housewife for everything in the house whether it is a handkerchief or changing of the bedsheets and curtains periodically and get them cleaned in time. If the housewife does not keep a track of the things and do not do her homework properly then she will be in great trouble as every family member will simply blame her for her deficiencies or shortcomings. She has also to decide as what things she would like to do and what she wants to give to the maid servant or any other help in the house. So, in essence the housewife has to plan her work and schedule the expected events in the coming week in such a fashion that there is no bottleneck anywhere and everything goes on smoothly. Then, how can a housewife do it? Some of them use a wall calendar to note down certain things which are required, like list of items in connection with buying goodies from the provision store, gas cylinder change date and next booking, payment to servants if any, making a note of some religious or social function etc. Some others keep a copybook to note down the things so that they do not forget them. Nowadays many of them are tech savvy and use their smart phone to note down important things and reminders in memo or notes utility in the mobile phone. So, all these things require time and of course varying amount of planning for various activities to synchronise with the schedule in a typical household. A housewife who can plan her activities in a precise and adequate manner would reap the benefits of planning at the time of execution.
This is my entry for the topic based month end TOW contest on the topic - 'Plan'.