If you are a busy mom, for sure there are times that you feel like 24 hours in a day is not enough. Sometimes, you wish that there’s an extra hour or two so you can accomplish far more things in a single day. Whether you are a mom with an office/day job or a stay at home mom, taking care of all household tasks like cleaning, organizing, and meeting the needs and wants of the family can be really stressful and overwhelming.
Listed below are effective tips that can help you become more organize and accomplish more things no matter how busy your schedule is.
You can’t organize and get things done efficiently without a proper preparation and plan. Advanced planning and preparation can help you avoid any kind of problems that may arise during your daily routines. For example, before going to bed, take out all the things you and your family will need the next morning. Check and prepare your children or husband’s clothes for the next day so you’ll be able to see if they are complete. If something is missing, you still have plenty of time to do something about it. Same goes with your own stuff.
2. Develop a good routine and stick to it.
Busy moms need good routines that they can rely on day-in and day-out. Although having a good routine and sticking to it is quite difficult for busy people, it’s very possible. For example, in a given time of the day, all family members must be in the kitchen ready for dinner. Doing this on a daily basis could turn into a regular routine thus making your life easier when it comes to washing dishes and cooking dinner.
3. Set your priorities.
Listing down all the things that you feel like you need to accomplish in a day can give you an idea what needs urgent attention and what can be set aside. This way, you can group and categorize all the work as the most important to least important and schedule them according to your time. It’s also great if you can determine your peak energy periods so you can set the most important and time-consuming tasks at those times.
4. Be a good example.
Make yourself as a good example of a well-organized home. Keep your own room clean and tidy. Keep your things at their proper places. Although doing this doesn’t mean that your family members will follow, it can still create a good effect at your home. Do this on a regular basis and sooner or later, your commitment to being organized despite the busy schedule will create a major difference.
Being organized at all times is hard and truly challenging if you are a busy woman. But by following the above mentioned tips, it becomes lot easier overtime.