Have you ever felt scatterbrained or forgetful? Do you find you are always late and disorganized? I would describe myself as all 4 words at times – scatterbrained, forgetful, definitely late, and sometimes disorganized. How can a busy, disorganized mom be more organized? I’ve got 10 tips for disorganized moms to get more organized moms.
Being disorganized adds stress to our lives. We are already busy moms with many responsibilities. We don’t want to add more stress by being disorganized. Adding just a few basic organization skills to our everyday routines can make a big difference and reduce our stress.
Why don’t we get more organized? We think it will take too long to get organized. But the truth is, it takes us much longer to be disorganized.
If you lose your car keys and spend 15 minutes trying to find them, that’s 15 minutes of lost time every morning. What about planning ahead and setting out your clothes for the tomorrow the night before. Reducing decisions saves time (and you won’t waste time looking for lost pants or shoes if you plan ahead). Taking a few minutes to be organized really does save us time and reduce our stress.
I wasn’t born with great organization skills, I’m guessing you might not have been born with great organization skills either. The truth is we have to learn to be organized, it doesn’t just happen overnight.
But we can take a few fast action steps to help improve our organization skills pretty quick, like these tips:
- The little trick I use so that I never lose my car keys
- Why you should always get up before your kids
- The importance of planning your day the night before
- How to set your daily priorities
- Why using routines and systems makes life much easier
- How 15 minutes can make a huge difference in your day
I shared a special post on my friend Alison’s blog, Organized Motherhood, 10 Organizing Tips for Disorganized Moms. You can learn how I do all the things above and a few more quick organization tips, too. Join me over at Organized Motherhood and see how you can be organized starting today.
Would you like more organizing ideas? How about a cheat sheet with 50 Organizing Ideas for Moms.