Mom Advice: Organization Tips
Being organized as a mom is a never-ending job. From organizing the family schedule to keeping track of the grocery list, moms require a PhD in organization. Here are some easy tips to help you be one organized supermom.
Organization Tip 1: Organize on the phone
Get a smart phone. What makes it so smart? It consolidates your phone, calendar, address book, music, email, shopping lists and more. Sure, it's going to be expensive, but it'll be worth it in the long run. Basically, a smart phone is like a second brain.
Organization tip 2: Organize as a family
We get that it's normally Mom who organizes the family calendar, but here's a tip: With so many shared calendar platforms online, there's really no reason why you can't share the responsibility of organizing the family calendar with the entire family. Everyone can plug in dates, appointments and reminders in the family calendar program. It will alert each family member of her schedule, relieving you of your duty of human Post-It note and helping everyone stay more organized. Google Calendar offers an easy way to organize your family schedule online, but typing "free online calendar program" into any search engine will yield several options. Give a few family calendars a test and see what program suits your organization style best.
Organization tip 3: Organize the rules
No amount of planning and organizing is going to matter if last-minute wrenches are thrown into your perfectly organized plans. And with a large family, the last minute can sometimes seem like the only time anything gets done. Announce a few new organization rules to your family:
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Organization tip 4: Find time to organize
Unless you're a rare bread of Super Mom, organization isn't your favorite hobby. So, if you're going to organize, you need to organize some time for you to organize. Got it? Make a conscious effort to set aside a chunk of time weekly to get your life organized: catch up on the calendar, schedule upcoming doctor's appointments, plan a grocery list, etc.
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Here's to taking a few easy steps that will save you a million steps down the road. You know how Grandma always said a stitch in time saves nine? Now we all know what that means.
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