We all know that moms have so much on their plate from sun-up to sun-down. Have you ever heard someone say, or thought to yourself: “I wish there were more hours in a day…” Well, a lot of times that thought stems from the feeling moms get of being overwhelmed with so much they have to do. With a little simple organization, you can be effective with your time and maybe even have time for yourself!
Wow! What mom wouldn’t want some mom time!
So; when Ms. MommyHH6 asked me to write on organization for moms, organization of thought was the first thought to take my mind. If we, as moms, can effectively tackle the organization of time; the other areas of organization in our lives may become much easier to obtain.
For example: Is there something in your home that you have been needing to tend to? It might be a ‘declutter’ project or a home repair; but you just haven’t found the time yet? That’s my point!
Here are some simple steps to organizational success:
Learn to say No!
Sometimes we want to please everyone; but that’s impossible. Learn to say no.
Set priorities and goals for your day and for your families’ day. Make a central calendar with events listed + Appointments but also record goals for yourself + the family as a whole for the week.
Sometimes seeing your weeks’ goals printed in black + White helps burn them in your mind, brings them to the front. Setting goals into weekly reachable chunks is easier to obtain.
You might wonder what decluttering has to do with organization of time. A lot! If you simplify everything in your home there is less stuff to bog you down or clean up or take care of! This is a key to a moms’ organization on so many levels.
Have you ever been in a hurry but in the midst of a messy pile couldn’t find the item you need in a hurry? Decluttering is that first major and most important step to organization of all things. It helps moms be effective with time. It helps you find things easier and leads to less cleaning time. Also this helps kids of all ages and teaches them with organizational methods.
Clutter weighs people down period.
Simplify your time, your goals, and your stuff. Simplifying is a great key to organizing.
Do your kids really need hundreds of toys? For example, do you need ten types of cereal in the cupboard? Do you need fifty different pens in your drawer? Simplifying and decluttering can go hand in hand.
Remember when I said back at step #2 set a calendar in a central location for you or anyone else to see the weeks’ goals, etc. That’s a great example! Another example is shoes. Has your child ever been in such a hurry that he couldn’t find his shoes? Set a location in their room for shoes. Train them to always make it a priority to set them back in that place each person has. It brings peace and saves time in the long run.
A few moments here and there of training any aged child to do this leads a great platform to teach how to organize other things in their life and your home. This also spills over for you into other areas.
Location applies to everything almost! If you let things float around the home only to later struggle to find that it is not organized! Train yourself and your Kids when you’re done using an item, place it back in your home where it belongs. For some, this is a hard task to learn; but with practice and time it will become easy.
Practice these steps, remember to take deep breaths if you slip and just relax and try again if you’re diligent you will master being an organized mom!