If you like inventory, manage a house.

An Interview with Anju Gupta | Everyday People #80

1. Who are you, what do you do, and what is your current side project?

2. Why do you want to get involved in animal care? What about animals brings you joy?

3. You described yourself as “a mother, a wife, a nurse, a cook, a house manager.” In your experience, what are some things about home management that people underestimate or don’t understand?

4. Based on your homemaking experience, what would you say are your top 3 pieces of advice to the modern Indian woman/man, who try and balance both a career and a home?

  1. The easiest thing you can do is to hire someone to look after your home part-time. Managing a home is like running an organization — everything has to fall into place.
    A working woman who has to come back and work at home will be too taxed. Me being a housewife, if I have to go out for a few hours, then coming back and start managing things is difficult (though not impossible). Part-time help to look after essentials at home is advisable.
  2. Keep everything simple by scheduling organization time. Take out time to organize your home at least twice a month.
  3. Consider living lean. If you have more things, then you have to take care of more*. Buy things only if you need them; “might need” is not advisable.

5. Finally, where would you send the reader after they’re thoroughly impressed with your interview?

Hello friendo, you made it. THANK YOU for reading!

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Vaibhav Gupta

Professional technical writer, 2x Distinguished Toastmaster. I write about mental health and self-awareness. Also see https://medium.com/thorough-and-unkempt