Simple ways to be that organized mom you always wanted to be instead of constantly feeling overwhelmed
Being a mom is a full time job of its own. If you have an additional job, your day can be so much more overwhelming.
You’re constantly worrying about something, trying to remember what you need to get done today, planning your child’s birthday party, and plenty more.
I know because I am a mom and I also work full time.
From the moment I wake up in the morning until Haylee falls asleep for the night, I don’t have a minute to myself.
And once she’s sleeping, there are still things I need to do but at least I can spare a few minutes to breathe.
Sometimes I struggle with staying on top of my daily tasks and it causes me to feel overwhelmed.
I know that many moms struggle with this too, which is why I decided to write an article about exactly that – how to become an organized mom through all the mess of motherhood?
Plan out your week
The first step in becoming an organized mom is planning out your week.
You need to know what your week looks like in order to know where you’ll have some free time and which days you may be too overwhelmed and need to hire help.
This weekly planner is an excellent way to do just that.
You won’t need to constantly try to remember what you need to do each day when it’s all written down at the beginning of the week.
This will clear up some room in your busy brain for other things and you will feel less overwhelmed.
Another really helpful way to stay organized is by meal planning.
When you don’t need to figure out your meals each day, that removes one vital factor of stress.
Instead, at the beginning of the week, or whenever you do grocery shopping, take an hour or two to sit down and plan your meals.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner can be easily planned out on this printable meal planner.
Once you have your meals planned out, you can even cook some things in advance and freeze them.
To save you a lot of meal planning, check out this nutritious baby and toddler 7 day meal plan!
Keep chores on set days
One tip that really works for me to stay organized is to have set days for each chore.
Things like laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning the house should have a specific day of the week for doing it.
This way, you don’t have to think about it every day. Rather you only need to focus on it the day that you need to complete it.
Let’s say cleaning is done on Wednesdays, you don’t have to fill your mind with thoughts like “ugh I need to clean today” or “when was the last time I cleaned? I think I need to do it again”.
Instead, you know that on Wednesday, you have to clean and the rest of the week your mind is at rest from that chore.
This leads to a more organized mom and in turn, will help you feel calmer. Obviously, when you’re calm, it impacts those around you such as your spouse and kids.
So it’s a win-win for all!
Some people prefer to have one day for all the chores to get it all out of the way at once.
Others prefer to do one chore each day since it’s too overwhelming to do it all in one day.
Choose whichever one suits you.
I like to do one chore each day since I’m too busy to do so many big chores at once.
Set things on auto
An organized mom has many aspects of her life in check. This includes bills and restocking household items.
How can I be more organized with my bills?
One easy way to never forget bills again is to set up auto pay.
Most companies that bill you have an auto pay option where you don’t even have to think about it. Your card is charged on a monthly basis and it’s out of your mind!
Another thing to put on auto is restocking your household items.
On Amazon, you can use the subscribe and save option for many items that you need to buy frequently and you don’t have to worry that you’re running low.
It’s such a headache to constantly check what you need to restock.
Let’s not even mention that fear of not having enough diapers for your little one!
With Amazon Family, you can get 20% off diaper subscriptions and other exclusive deals for your household. It’s so convenient for every mom!
Use the subscribe and save option and set up auto pay for your bills. Your head will be clearer and you will have a lot less to worry about.
Now that’s what moms like to do to stay organized!
Stay well rested
It’s important to get enough sleep, although as moms, it can be quite difficult to achieve that!
According to the Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep.
This may mean that you need to go to sleep early or wake up early. Whichever it is, try to stick to a daily schedule so your brain knows when to wind down for sleep.
By having the right amount of sleep, you’ll feel more energized and able to complete your daily tasks.
If you feel like you can’t even get 7 hours of sleep at night, you may need to ask for help or rearrange your daily tasks.
To wrap up
When you follow these 5 tips to become an organized mom, you’ll see that your day is less stressful and more manageable.
This works even if you have a full time job while being a mom. It will take out the stress and give you some time to calm down and recharge.
As a mom, it’s important for you and those around you that you have some time for yourself to re-energize.
With this weekly planner, you can keep your week organized and see which days allow you to take a break.
What do you do to stay organized and on top of your day-to-day activities? Let me know in the comments.
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