Being a mama takes some serious work… and that’s an understatement! Keeping an organized home on top of that can definitely be a challenge. That’s what we thought that today we would share some easy tips to help you get organized and efficient! You might already do some of these, but by doing each task on this list, you are sure to stay more organized, and even save some time! As parents, we need to work smarter, not harder, and some of these tips are as simple as taking one step out of your daily routine (like moving your mail from the mailbox to the table and then to the trash).
Create a shared family calendar (wall calendar, or shared calendar on your iphone - so important for everyone in the family to know what's going on).
Make a designated space for everything (kids backpacks, diaper bag, lunch boxes, shoes - this way everyone knows where everything goes, and you don't waste ten minutes in the morning searching for things).
Delegate (grocery delivery, meal delivery, house cleaning)
Automate (set up bills for autopay, consider using the subscribe + save feature on Amazon for regular purchases)
Divide up household chores. Decide who will do what, and when. Here is a good resource for age appropriate chores for little ones.
Create a donation station - a bin in the garage or a tote bag in the bottom of a closet - then the moment you come across something you no longer need or use, it goes in the donation bin.
Sort mail directly over the recycling bin - dont give paper clutter the chance to accumulate
Label everything! Especially in kids rooms.
Ask for clutter-free gifts (experiences over things) - if you have well-meaning relatives who love to spoil your little ones with gits, ask them for an experience instead! A trip to a museum, an escape room, an art class - anything that doesn't need to take up space in your home.