It’s difficult to stay organised as a working mom. Even when more women are working full-time, a mother’s obligations frequently remain the same. Staying organised is critical when building better habits for parents!
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Moms must still ensure that their children are fed, showered, and dressed for school. Then they have to do laundry and pick up toys while also trying to get to work on time, prepare for a meeting, and go grocery shopping… The list could go on and on!
Working women value time because they do not spend it with their children during the day, therefore optimising time at home and remaining organised is essential. After all, time spent disorganised is time wasted.
Whether it’s hiring a cleaning lady or getting lawn care, figure out which tasks don’t require your personal touch. It’s worth the investment once you take those tasks off your to-do list. Anything from making sure your readers glasses are put in their right place to taking the rubbish out can be delegated as a small task.
Meal Plan Simple Meals
Meal planning, food shopping, and meal preparation are all processes. Everyone fails when they begin the week without a plan.
Choose a weekday that works best for you and adhere to it. Allow 30 minutes, which will give you sufficient time to plan your meals and your shopping list.
Keep your meal plan visible at all times. It could be on a door, cabinet, or refrigerator, for example. This will ensure that everyone in your family knows what’s for supper. You’ll be more inclined to follow through on your plan (and you just might minimise complaints from picky eaters).
Use A Family Calendar
Use a single calendar for all of your events. Managing many calendars is difficult, and things can slip by leaving you to forget about important dates.
Most working mothers use separate work and personal calendars because they don’t want their appointments and family calendar on their work computers.
Have one master calendar and stick to it, whether you use an electronic calendar or a paper planner.
Turn Off Tech
Leave it at the office when you leave. If necessary, turn off notifications at night. Regularly monitoring your email late at night or on weekends is a source of distraction. Be intentional about your weekend time so that when Monday comes around, you are refreshed and ready for the week ahead.
Also, turn off your smartphone’s notifications. Keep the most critical ones, such as phone conversations, voicemails, text messages, and so on. You probably have at least thirty apps on your phone. Switch off the notifications in the settings.
Write Things Down
One of the simplest and least expensive ways to get organised is to use printables. You can use personalised printouts, such as a calendar, or simply a sheet of paper and a pen. In either case, writing things down helps you remember your responsibilities and stay focused.
These tips should help you to stay organized as a busy mom. Do you have any other tips that could help? Please share them in the comments below.