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To be an organized mom is a virtue. I strive to be organized but sometimes fall short of it. Why? Well because I have kids and as a mom of three children, it’s super hard for me to be organized. There I said it. Once you have kids, it’s like that word was thrown in the garbage and we don’t know where and how to find it.
Our house has taken over by baby items, toys, books, clothes, shoes and everything in between. I will say this though, being organized is extremely important. That’s why I’m sharing these helpful, doable and easy organization tips for busy moms. So you and I both can finally feel happy walking inside our home, knowing that is clean and organized (I just love that feeling).
I know what it is to get home and say to yourself ” How did I become so disorganized and how in the world did I let my house get so messy”. It’s crazy right? Having a clean and organized home helps you feel more productive and happy. A messy and disorganized home can only make you feel sad, unproductive, depressed and can make you feel like there’s no way out.
Which is how I felt at times. Some days all I want to do is cry, throw everything out and call it a day. But we can’t let that happen and that’s why I’m going to help you get your life back, be happier and find smart little ways to help you be more organized.
These tips have helped me a ton and I hope it helps you too. For the working mom, home moms and every mom who wants solutions. Make it a priority, make it a habit and have a routine. You can be a more organized mama and here’s how!
10 totally helpful organization tips for moms to eliminate the chaos
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I love the idea of labeling things because it takes away the guessing game. For example, if you’re putting away your summer clothes to welcome the fall and winter, label the bins your summer clothes are in. Have your bins nicely stacked one on top of the other with labels.
Is your kitchen driving you crazy because you have a lot of spices jars everywhere? Well invest in a spice rack organizer! This one is very cute and you can place it on top of your counter. Easy and stress free cooking!
Oh you know how messy your kitchen counters are because everything is thrown on top of it? I have a challenge for you! Everyday clean that area, make it a mission to have it clean every night. Also, ask your partner to help you and if you have older kids by all means have them clean their stuff up from the counter. You’re going to feel so much better.
2. Get a planner
I will always recommend a paper planner to anyone that wants to be more organized. It reduces paper clutter, they are cute and fun to write in. It’s what helps me and I love it. Having a planner keeps things in perspective and it forces you to stay organized and get things done. I love the Erin Condren planners, in fact my sister gave me one for my birthday and I use it everyday! I’ve been using her planners for two years now and I can’t get enough. I love how practical they are, you can customized it to your liking (mine says “mom boss” I know I’m lame haha!) and they have everything you need to make it your own.
You can write lists for grocery shopping write in the calendar important family events, doctor’s appointments, kids school events and more! So do yourself a favor mama, and get yourself a planner, you will not regret it!
3. Cleaning must do
Here’s a quick and organized way to have your house clean and actually keep it clean. Decide what room of the house needs to be cleaned today, right now and clean it first. Concentrate on that room and do not worry about the others. Once that room is cleaned and you have time during the day to clean other rooms of your house, then concentrate on cleaning the next room that needs your attention.
Setting a timer for let’s say an hour or 30 minutes can help you power clean fast and effectively. I actually think it’s fun to see how much I can get done within that time frame. If you want to clean multiple rooms throughout the day, have time blocks. For example, set a time to clean the kitchen, a time to clean the bathroom and do it!
delegate chores to your older kids so that they can start learning to clean after themselves, have responsibilities and learn the power of helping at home.
Here’s a cleaning product organizer that you can use to place your cleaning products in. Simple organization and you can store it under the kitchen sink, under the bathroom sink or wherever you want to.
4. Laundry hacks
Do you hate, I don’t like the word hate, how about dislike, do you dislike doing the laundry as much as I do? I actually love loading the washer but when it comes to taking the clothes out of the dryer and folding it, that’s where it gets to me, haha! Anyways mama, here’s a quick tip for you so you don’t loose your mind and actually find that doing the laundry is not that bad after all.
All it takes it’s having a routine and knowing the days that you are going to do the laundry. Whether you are an everyday laundry kind of mom, or a twice a week laundry kind of mom. Set the exact time you are going to do the laundry and do it! Stick to your schedule and enlist help. If you have toddlers they can totally help you (if you want them to) here’s how! Ask your school aged kids and partner to help you by putting a new load of laundry in the washer, folding the laundry, or if you rather do it on your own, have music playing in the background. It will help you get it done faster!
If you’re too overwhelmed and stressed over your messy home and want to finally feel peace in your own house, I highly recommend taking a look at The Organized Home. It’s a self paced course where you’re going to finally know where stuff is and save time. It’s totally worth taking because is affordable and is packed with helpful bite-sized tips and lessons on organization. Take it in the comfort of your home and let’s get to cleaning and organizing!
6. Meal prep+ have them at the same time everyday
If you can, try to meal plan for the week on Sunday. Buy all of your ingredients and have a list of recipes that you want to make on each day of the week. If you have a crock pot or slow cooker even better. All you really have to do is place all of your ingredients in it, set it to cook for either 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low and that’s it. While the food is cooking you can get other things done around the house.
What I also recommend for you to do that has helped me tremendously is to have a meal time routine. Meaning, try to have mealtime at the same time everyday. Trust me this is crucial in helping you stay organized, sane and happy. On school days, I make sure to have dinner ready by 6:30 pm, my kids and hubby know already what time the food will be ready. It makes me feel productive and helps everything run more smoothly. I also have an after-school routine for me and the kids. It’s helpful to me and I hope it is for you as well.
7. Get ready first
I honestly didn’t think this was a good tip when my mom used to tell me after she would see me getting my first born dressed before me. She would say “no no no, always get dressed before your baby”. After she explained to me why, I saw the benefit of it. It is simple as take care of yourself first in order to take care of others, in this case your kids. Once you’re ready, dressed and have makeup on, you can proceed on getting your kids ready. It’s simple and yet so effective.
8.Have a routine
Have a routine for everything mama, I know it may sound overwhelming and maybe a little crazy but it totally works! Having a routine will help you be more organized and in control of things. Have a school morning routine, an after school routine and an evening routine, this way you will know what you’re going to do next and what to expect. Write down your routine in your planner, this way you are being held accountable for it. Routines are great for everyone, specially for moms, we strive on routine, don’t’ we?
9. Toy organization
If you are decluttering and getting rid of some of your kids toys, label each bin, with “keeping” and “donating”. This way when the time comes to donate the toys, you’re not going crazy searching in every storage bin for them. It’s an easy way to stay organized and not loose your mind.
Put away the toys that your kids do not play with and only keep the toys that they are constantly playing with on sight. The less toys rolling around in the house, the more clean and organized you’re house will be. I have this multi bin toy storage, it’s colorful and keeps the toys organized for my kids to play with. I think I need a bigger one though, I’m still in shock of how many toys my kids have, it’s like they multiply during the night.
10. Don’t stress it
You will not be Mrs. organized mom over night, so do not stress it. Take it a day at a time, implement these tips and take the Organized Home course to help you be more organized. It takes every bit of will from you to actually do this. You have to be in control and not give up. You can have a clean, organized home and life. All it takes is dedication and habit to have things organized. You will do it, I promise! Take it easy on yourself, because Rome was not built in a day (I’ve always wanted to say that).
Hopefully these tips are going to help you feel free and confident that you now have a messy and cluttered free home, because you’re organized! Being organized goes hand in hand with having a cleaner home. All of these tips are going to help you achieve a more organized life which means a happier life for you mama. No more drowning in fear that you have officially become a hoarder, no more crying (literally, I’ve cried) because you don’t know where to start cleaning your messy house. You have the answers right here!
Remember that it takes time and commitment to have an organized home and keep it that way. Also, let’s be realistic here, your house is not going to be messy free all of the time, so take it easy on yourself!
Tips to remember:
- Label your items
- Get a planner
- Cleaning hacks (time block, concentrate on one room at a time)
- Laundry hacks ( have a laundry schedule, ask for help)
- Get help with The Organized Home course!
- Meal plan
- Get ready first
- Have a routine
- Toy organization
- Don’t stress it
There you have it, easy organization tips and tricks for moms to eliminate the chaos, because you deserve to enjoy your home.