How to Be a More Organized Family

Are you looking for new ways to organize your family, from the home to the daily routines? If so, this guide will help you. Feeling more in control of your day can be a fantastic source of empowerment, not to mention saving you a lot of time. The simple suggestions here are ones you can start to implement today.

Revamp Your Mornings

The a.m. time is a challenge for any mom, no matter how many kids you have or where you live. The key is to have a morning schedule that you follow on school days so that you do not run late or miss doing anything.

For example, create a breakfast station in the kitchen with cereal, bread, and fruit. Ask your partner to make breakfast while you get the kids ready for school, including brushing their teeth. Keep more decadent breakfasts to the weekends when there is more time.

Make Use of the Night Before

Rather than leaving everything to the morning, start preparing the evening before for what is to come. Make the kids’ lunches for the next day and put them in the fridge to grab before they head out of the door in the morning.

Also, layout the children’s’ clothes that night, as well as your outfit. That is one less thing to do in the morning! Consider giving them baths that night, too, rather than when you wake up; it is a big time-saver.

Clear the Clutter

If the kids have outgrown some of their clothes and toys, but you want to hang onto them for the future, box them up, so they do not take up valuable closet space. Consider renting a self-storage unit too for your belongings, as well as seasonal items you are not using right now that are taking up room.

For example, keep the kids’ sports equipment in a secure storage area when it’s off-season. Having less stuff around the house will make it look bigger than before, and you will have more room for other items that you have not been able to find a place for yet. Plus, the de-cluttering process will remove the stress and anxiety that can accompany messy environments.

Plan Meals Ahead of Time

Save yourself the stress of wondering what to have for dinner tonight. Plan out the week’s dinners on the weekend and do the grocery shopping for all the ingredients that day too.

Use free printables online to keep track of what you need, from shopping list templates to pages of healthy dinner ideas for families. Print them out and put them on the fridge for when you want to use them weekly.

Concluding Thoughts on Organization

For a family to be at its best, it requires everyone to pitch in to help. Ask your kids to pick up their toys after using them and put them into a basket or on a shelf. Be honest with your partner, too, when you need them to help more with laundry or cooking meals. Together you will be a more organized and closer-knit family than ever before.