When it comes to organization, there’s regular organization, and then there’s organization for moms. Let’s be realistic, moms have a few different tasks on their lists simply because they’re moms. From mom to mom, here are some organization tips to get you through your days!
Get Yourself Ready First
During the rush of the morning, it’s unpredictable what events may get in the way of your morning routine. That’s why I recommend getting yourself ready first. This way, your only focus is the kids. It’s a bit easier to wake up earlier when you know you have the bathroom and kitchen to yourself for a little while.
With children, especially more than one, it’s hard to stay on top of chores. It’s understandable for the house to be a bit messy, so don’t constantly stress it. The best way to go about this is to have goals. Instead of running around the whole house, focus on one or two rooms a day. Don’t let the other rooms bother you until their scheduled day. This will prevent you from completely crashing the next day.
Have a Family Garage Sale
Toys and clothes add up, especially with growing children and ones that can’t resist the newest toy to hit the stores. Even when you tell them they have too many toys, there will always be those friends and family members who like to spoil! Take this opportunity to host a garage sale. You’ll be teaching your children multiple valuable lessons this way. Along with garage sale there are plenty of websites that allow you to sell old items for cash. You can sell old cell phones that have been sitting in your junk drawers through GoodCellas, as well as used games and clothes through other buying websites! I’m sure we can all use the extra cash for groceries. Donating is another beneficial option, and I encourage you to do that as well! Whatever you can do to clear some of the build-up!
Bring A Basket in the Car
We know all too well that children need some entertainment in the car, and they love to bring their favorite items along. The car is one of the easiest places to get messy, but this can be easily prevented with a basket. Keep a small basket in the trunk or the backseat and allow them to have the option of a few items for the car ride, depending on how long the trip is.
I hope you find these tips helpful! I encourage you to share any tips you may have. Us moms should be able to depend on one another.