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
Waking up to a straightened house makes my day go SO much better. When I don’t have to start out the day doing dishes or cleaning up a mess from the day before, it gives me a fresh start to the day. I just function so much better and am a lot more productive with a clean and orderly home.
One of the things that’s really helped AND gets the kids involved is our family quick clean-up each night right before dinner. We use the buddy system (one older, one younger), and divide the main part of the house into sections. For five minutes, we go around the house picking up and straightening, and when we work together, we can get a lot done! I also require my kids to pick up after themselves after school (no backpacks, shoes, belongings strewn about), so that cuts down on what we have to pick up. Doing it before dinner gives the kids an incentive to move quickly!
It really doesn’t take long, and my goodness, it’s so helpful!