Mom Hacks to be More Organized
Have you been struggling in the past few months? Of course, with the new situation that we have been dealing with, it would be more than expected and understandable. Being a mom is tough! You need to take care of the kids, and oftentimes, you end up having to do quite a bit of the work at home too. Trust me, I know! From doing laundry to cleaning up and cooking (even if I am sure your partner helps you out!), being a mom is exhausting. As a mom, planning and good organization will save you loads of time and energy. So, here are four tips to help you be more organized.
1. Meal Prepping Will Save You Time (and Money!)
Meal prepping is something that has saved me tons of time and money. You know how you feel when you come home on a Thursday night. You worked all day and now you’re standing in front of your fridge trying to think about what to make for dinner– but the fridge just stares back at you. It’s in those moments that you’ll be happy you have meals prepped! Whether you have freezer meals ready to go or meals in your fridge that just need to be put together, this trick will help you loads.
2. Use What You Have
Around the house, it might be difficult to keep everything well packed away and organized. In fact, your pantry may be super messy right now, but you have no idea as to what to do about it. Am I sounding relatively right? For this, use what you have. For example, you can use old CD towers to separate your Tupperware drawer, use shower rods to hang up your cleaning bottles, or use a hanging shoe rack for your kids’ socks, and so on. There are so many ways to repurpose old items into useful ones!
3. Get Your Kids Involved
Not only is getting your kids involved going to help you de-stress by delegating some of the work to others, but it’ll teach them responsibility. This is a great way to teach your kids that they aren’t helping you, but they are taking care of their own living environment. That’s a valuable lesson! Get your kids involved in the meal prepping and the cleaning, it’s important to show what needs to get done throughout the house.
4. Use Labels, Boxes, and other Organization Items
Very often, kids will be much better at staying organized if there is a system in place that is easy-to-follow. For example, label the trash can and recyclables clearly, and use a similar system for toys. Boxes with labels are easier to fill! You can even use a zoo pen for your kids’ stuffed animals. You can use tissue boxes as storage. For example, use a tissue box to store your grocery bags. Or, create a snack area for your kids in the fridge to avoid a mess. You can also use mats in your fridge to avoid an even bigger mess.
Hopefully, these tricks will help you get started on your organization journey. Let us know if they work out for you!
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