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Do you ever feel like you don’t know which way is left or right?
You miss dentist appointments, are late to church and are running out the door with one earring on?
Then it sounds like you need some organization in your life! Being a mother means that you must split yourself in a million directions and be good at all those things simultaneously. That is too much pressure for any one person.
Here are a few tips to help bring order back into your life, while raising young children:
Rise before your household
Yes, I get it. Everyone just started sleeping through the night.
Why on earth would you want to rise before them? Well, because it’s free quiet time. You can plan out your day, pray, meditate, do whatever you need to do to usher peace into your day. And the best part about it? You won’t be interrupted until your family wakes, so you can determine how early that is.
Well, because it’s free quiet time. You can plan out your day, pray, meditate, do whatever you need to do to usher peace into your day. And the best part about it? You won’t be interrupted until your family wakes, so you can determine how early that is.
You won’t be interrupted until your family wakes, so you can determine how early that is.
Live by a planner
We can’t possibly remember every appointment.
Trust me, I missed an appointment and was almost dropped by the new pediatrician. One daughter was already seen there, and this was my youngest daughter’s first appointment.
They had a policy to drop new patients if they missed the first appointment. You can imagine how upset I was until my husband worked his magic and got us in. You better believe I’m not missing another one there!
Color code your planner
If you’re like me, life gets a little hectic. Between vet visits, pediatrician & dentist visits, school functions & work functions, after awhile, things start to blend in on your planner.
I love to use ooly color gel pens to make important things stand out. Coloring coding my life has been one of my favorite organization tricks.
One Touch Rule
What’s the one touch rule? When you get new mail, touch it one time.
It either gets filed, or thrown in the trash. That’s the easiest way to keep your desk clutter free. Have you ever misplaced a bill and then forgot to pay it?? Not a good feeling to get a late notice.
Make a file for bills that need to be paid, so that they are all in one place and not scattered all over the house-especially when you get distracted by your kids. One the bill is paid, use a colored pen to mark “paid.”
If you take a few extra minutes to work on an organization system for your bills the first time you touch them, it will save you hours later.
What is your favorite organization trick?