Getting organized isn’t always easy, especially if you’re a busy mom. Schedules can get in the way of allowing you to be as organized as you’d like. Check out these 7 organizing tips for busy moms.
Before going anywhere, always prep beforehand. This helps keep things organized while you’re on the go. For example- Taking the kids to school in the morning? Pack the backpacks the night before. Have a doctor’s appointment in the mid-morning? Pack the diaper bag ahead of time.
Slow Down & Think
A lot of times moms become disorganized because they are in a hurry. You’ll be able to get a lot more organized if you can think with a clear head instead of rushing around. Slow down and write things down so you don’t forget them. When you are on the phone and scheduling an appointment, take the time to scribble it onto the calendar. Apply this last principle to as many things in your life as you can.
When you procrastinate, things are bound to become disorganized. As a mom, try to accomplish what you can in a reasonable amount of time. If you let the laundry pile up, it’s going to be harder to plow through. If you refuse to wash the dishes in a decent amount of time, they’ll also pile up. And the delay will cause you to become even more unorganized.
Get a System in Place
It’s easier to become organized when you have a system in place. Try several different organizational systems to see what works for you. Find what works for you and stick with. As a mom, think smarter-not harder. Freeze meals in batches instead of trying to create from scratch every night. You got this.
Plan Things Out
Sort of like prepping, planning things out can help things run a lot smoother during the day. Planning things like the weekly menu or even putting up a laundry schedule can help you get organized and stay organized.
Avoid Saving Items
Another way to stay organized as a busy mom is to keep the clutter at bay. Throw trash away from the vehicle on a weekly basis. Don’t let items build up in the house that you’re not using. Simple efforts like this make organizing a lot easier for busy moms.
Manage Your Time
Before you know it the day is getting away from you. Find ways to manage your time better, so you have more time for all of the important things in life. You’d be surprised at how much time management effects your organizational skills.
What tips would you add to this list?