Let’s face it. Moms are BUSY. So, so busy. Between kids’ homework, sports, music & other activities, taking care of the home, church responsibilities and perhaps working on top of it, there is just so much to juggle and keep track of. And that’s only the basics! Boy, do I get it. In order to keep myself on track, and make the days a little easier and less hectic, I’ve implemented 11 different things into my day that while simple, make a HUGE difference, and help me organize for success!
I won’t say they’ll make things perfect, because life is life, and things happen. But they give me a leg up, and a fighting chance to do the things I need to do, and the things I want to do! I’ve discovered that keeping my life organized gives me so many more options, and just makes our home run so much more smoothly.
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11 Tips for Busy Moms
Making lists is definitely number one for me. I love lists so much that when I accomplish something that’s not on my list, I add it so I can cross it off! Yes, I might be a little crazy, but they really work. With so many things to do, it’s nearly impossible to remember what they are, plus the details. Writing them down gives me a visual reminder every day and each week, so I don’t forget anything important. It also makes it so much easier to prioritize what I need to do, plus the sense of accomplishment I get when you cross items off your list isn’t bad either!
I make lists both weekly and daily lists. If I can’t complete something on my daily list for whatever reason, I either move it to the next day, or to the weekly list. My daily list is prioritized–just with a simple 1, 2, 3, etc.–so I know what I need to tackle first, and what absolutely needs to be done.
I include everything that needs to be done for the day–cleaning, laundry, kids’ stuff, blogging, church, etc. I also like to put it in order from morning to evening, but I think it’s really just finding what works best for you.
When do I make lists? I do my weekly list on Sundays, looking to the week ahead, and the daily list I do each night before bed.