Organizing Strategies for Today’s Busy Moms

Organizing Strategies for Today’s Busy Moms

Moms have a lot on their plates today, and they want to try and do as much as they can on their own. To help you get a jump on your duties and to lessen and alleviate the stresses that come with such an important job, the following are time-saving organization strategies.

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Prepare Healthy Foods Ahead of Time

When you find yourself strapped for time, it may be tempting to head to the nearest fast food restaurant when your family is hungry. However, a little advanced preparation will allow you the chance to feed your family healthy foods from home.

A slow cooker is a handy kitchen gadget that allows you to place the food in the pot, set the timer, and you have a home cooked meal ready for the family when you get home after a long day at work. If your morning is too frantic and you’re already pressed for time, try to do as much as possible the night before such as picking out your clothes, packing lunches, setting the coffee timer and showering. When it’s time to wake up, you won’t feel so rushed.

Get a Makeover

Between school, meal preparation, work and doctor appointments, your time may be already stretched to its limits. While you don’t want to look disheveled or outdated, finding time to spend on your appearance may be difficult. Ask your stylist for assistance in finding a cut and color that can help you look sharp without a lot of work.

Another way to improve your appearance is with comfortable and convenient contact lenses. Daily disposable contact lenses are even more efficient; there’s no worrying about storing and cleaning your lenses each night. If you’re wardrobe has seen better days, hit the mall in favor of a few outfits that you can mix and match for both work and casual attire for home.

Don’t Be Afraid to Delegate

As a mom, you want to try to do it all. However, you won’t lose points for delegating some of the responsibilities to your partner or other family members. When it comes to picking up your children and taking them to appointments such as extracurricular activities or a doctor visit, include your partner in the shared responsibilities. Meal and school lunch preparation can also be a shared duty. Enlist the help of your children to set the table. Since your children are the ones who will be eating their lunch, they can help you shop and prepare the food. To keep things on a healthy level, give them a couple of nutritious choices to select from.

Utilize the Latest Technology

There are a number of online gadgets and applications that can help make your life easier as a busy mom. When it comes to keeping track of your finances, online bill pay and statements are fabulous because they won’t get lost in the mail. Paying bills online when they come in can help keep your finances more orderly and improve your credit rating.

To help keep track of appointments, play dates and other important meetings you’ll find apps that allow you to keep a calendar, budget, grocery shop and organize your to-do list. Some valuable smartphone apps to take note of include Cozi, ClickExpress Lite, Grocery iQ, ShopSavvy and Mint. Your phone or tablet can also send you reminders via an alarm for any upcoming appointments and events.

Put Your Down Time to Good Use

Whether you’re commuting, carpooling or waiting in line, make good use of your downtime. A briefcase or tote can house paperwork with a list of things to do such as make phone calls, schedule an appointment, pay bills or plan a snack for an upcoming party. You can also use this brief respite as some free time to relax and gather your own thoughts.

Comments

  1. These are all great tips! I tend to stay organized by making a to do list and conquering one task at a time.

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