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Easy Tips To Improve Organization TODAY

Life can get very busy and it can be hard to keep everything together. Here are some handy tips to improve organization today!

The Art of Being a Super Organized Mom: A Comprehensive Guide

Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned one, there’s one thing we can all agree on: life gets busy. Organization, though it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, becomes pivotal to help balance mom-duties and personal time. Like any other skill, achieving organization in your daily life might seem challenging at first, but with a bit of patience and practice, it becomes second nature.

The organizational spectrum varies: from the ‘Over Organized’ who seem to have everything sorted in advance, to those who are ‘Too Overwhelmed to be Organized.’ But regardless of where you fall, getting out of the chaos is possible.

To me, organization is synonymous with sanity and productivity. Managing your time well ensures you’re not rummaging through clutter when you need something immediately. Being organized is not just about a neat house but a neat mind too.

So, how can you, as a mom, cultivate better organizational habits? Here’s a more comprehensive guide:

1. Say ‘No’ to Over Organizing: Over organizing can be counter-productive. It tends to introduce unnecessary steps which can defeat the purpose.

For instance, while a color-coordinated closet might look Instagram-worthy, maintaining it might just be a chore. Instead, group items in broader categories such as pants, tops, jackets, etc. This approach is more sustainable and saves you valuable time in the long run.

2. Perfection Isn’t Always Practical: While a meticulously arranged shelf or cupboard can be pleasing to the eye, it’s essential to be practical. Remember, functionality should always trump aesthetics. Find middle ground: opt for simple baskets – they may not be straight out of a design magazine, but they get the job done!

3. Stay Adaptable: One size doesn’t fit all, especially when it comes to organization. Be prepared for some trial and error. If a system isn’t working, adjust it. Embracing flexibility means you’re more likely to find the best solution tailored for your needs.

4. Take Small Steps: Sometimes, in a rush to get everything organized, we end up creating more chaos. Instead of overhauling your entire house in one day, prioritize. Select one area or project, plan meticulously, and then work on it. Even dedicating just 15 minutes a day can lead to impressive results over time.

5. KISS (Keep it Simple, Sally): The simpler your organizational methods, the easier they are to maintain and for others in the house to follow. Especially with kids around, it’s crucial that systems are straightforward.

Moreover, simple storage solutions, like basic shelves or hooks, can be cost-effective, allowing you to allocate resources to other pressing needs.

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6. Establish Routines: Routines are lifesavers. Whether it’s a bedtime routine for the kids or a weekly meal prep schedule for you, having set routines can significantly reduce decision fatigue.

7. Delegate: It’s okay to ask for help. If there are tasks that other family members can take up, delegate. It not only reduces your load but also instills a sense of responsibility in children.

8. Use Technology: Take advantage of organizational apps or tools. From grocery shopping lists to family calendars, technology can be a great ally in keeping things streamlined.

9. Declutter Regularly: The less you have, the less you have to organize. Set aside a day every month to declutter. Remember, every item should have a designated home.

10. Be Kind to Yourself: Lastly, give yourself grace. Some days will be better organized than others. Celebrate your victories, learn from the not-so-organized days, and always strive for progress, not perfection.

Organization, while an excellent tool for productivity, is also crucial for mental well-being. Especially for moms, juggling multiple roles, a little bit of planning can pave the way for some cherished ‘me-time’. So, embrace organization, not just as a chore, but as a lifestyle.

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Lori Hil

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

Great tips! I definitely need to let go of perfection for organizational sanity! Flexibility is key for me, as I tend to want things just so. You can spend far too much time "perfecting" rather than actually getting stuff done! Thanks for sharing !


Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

I am notorious for doing #4. I'll take everything out of the draws with the intention of reorganizing or doing a bit of spring cleaning. I'll look around at the mess and end up throwing more than half of the clothes back in the drawers unfolded. A mess.


Sunday 31st of August 2014

Where do I fall? Not in a very good spot, I'm afraid. I have a lot of work to do. Great advice, as always Tara!


Friday 29th of August 2014

Uhm, thank you so much for this. I have a habit of either falling short on the organization spectrum or being TOO organized and that's no good either. And no good comes from organizing your clothes by color--I've learned this the hard way, too :) Thanks for these great tips--love the pictures (and the clipboards tacked to the wall, CUTE!).

Have a great (LONG!) weekend :)


Thursday 28th of August 2014

Oh, organization. I always long to get organized, but have never quite figured out a system that works well. And unfortunately, I spend far too long in the land of the overwhelmed. One of the few things that I’ve definitely found that works for us with the kids is to make use of those inexpensive fabric bins. They look nice and hide the clutter. I don’t care if the toys inside them are organized, as long as they’re in the bins and not cluttering up the rest of the house!