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If you’re a working mom, you know that it can feel like you’re juggling a thousand things at once. Between working a full-time job and taking care of your kids, it can be tough to find time to keep your life organized. Especially when it feels like you’re working on a tight schedule– managing your little one’s soccer practices, keeping up with your boss’s demands, and what seems like extra-curriculum activities (aka after-work hours assignments).
Not to mention, having to prepare tonight’s dinner while also getting little time to prepare to do it all again tomorrow. Trust us, we know the feeling! But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We have compiled five life-saving tips for staying organized as a working mom that has worked for busy moms!
Before we dive deep into tips and tricks to help you stay organized as a working mom, let’s dive into why it’s important for you to focus on staying organized.
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Why Is Important for Working Moms to Stay Organize
For starters, when you’re more organized, you’re less stressed. And as a working mom, we know that you already have enough on your plate and the last thing you need is extra stress in your life, not to even mention the dreaded words- yes, Mom burnout. Being more organized can also help you be more productive both at work and at home. When you have a system in place that helps you manage your time better, you can get more done in less time. That means you can focus on the things that are truly important to you, whether it’s spending more time with your kids, getting ahead at work, or being able to add extra time for yourself to conduct self care!
Now that we’ve gone over why it’s important for working moms to stay organized, let’s get into our tips!
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5 Fool-proof tips for Staying Organized with a Full-Time Job and Kids
Without further do, let’s dive into these amazing life-saving tips for staying organized as a working mom when it seems like you have a thousand different things to do in a day:
1. Create a daily schedule—and stick to it.
One of the best ways to stay organized is to create a daily schedule and stick to it as much as possible. Of course, there will be days when things come up and you have to deviate from the schedule. But for the most part, try to stick to the same routine every day. This will help you make the most of your time and allow you to get everything that you need to get done.
2. Wake up early—even if you don’t want to.
I know, I know. Waking up early is hard, especially when you’re already exhausted from chasing after kids all day long. But trust me, it’s worth it. Getting up even just 30 minutes earlier than usual gives you time to yourself to get ready for the day ahead—without feeling rushed or stressed out. And that extra time can make all the difference in how productive (and sane!) you feel throughout the day.
Start your day with organization:
When getting up early, you want to get dressed before the kids.
Getting dressed before the kids allows you time to yourself for: meditation, practicing daily affirmations, quick make-up application without interruptions, etc.
Before the kids are up, make sure their bags are packed in the car and breakfast is prepared!
Since you’re already dressed, you’d want to protect you clothing with a waterproof cape or easy in/out robe from spit up, dirty hands. etc.
3. Delegate, Delegate, Delegate!
One of the biggest mistakes working moms make is trying to do everything themselves. We think we have to be Superwoman and do it all—but that’s just not realistic (or healthy). So instead of trying to do everything yourself, delegate some of the tasks on your plate to others. Whether it’s asking your spouse or partner to help out more around the house or hiring a babysitter for an hour or two each week so you can focus on work, delegation is key when it comes to staying organized as a working mom.
Get your kids involved early:
Delegating task doesn’t have to only be for adults either!
Unless you have an infant, it’s best to start teaching your little ones age appropriate chores, which will help you stay organized, because it takes more off your plate. For example, making them responsible for cleaning their spaces when their done.
By the age of 2 my kids were able to put away their own toys, trash, etc. with guided direction. This relieved me of time because I wasn’t constantly putting toys away. At the end of playtime, we pick up toys together. Most of the time buy guided instructions!
As you’re kids grow, they will maintain these practices and you’re able to increase responsibility and independence to do their task alone!
Small task for kids makes a world of difference when staying organized. Although things will not look the way you want it (perfect). Things will be in it’s designated area and in it’s place for you to later organize properly.
4. Make lists—and then follow them!
There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing something off your list, am I right? As a working mom, lists are essential for helping me stay organized and on top of everything I need to do. I use lists for everything—from groceries, I need to buy and errands I need to run to tasks I need to complete at work. If it’s important and needs to be done, chances are good that it’s going on my list! And once something is on my list, I make sure I follow through and actually do it—otherwise, what’s the point?
Start small, start now:
In order to get into the habit of creating and using list, start small!
Strat by writing down your task for the day.
This will organize you thoughts and set priority for the things you need to accomplish for the day.
Upon finishing each task, check your list and note any key information you need for scheduling that same take next time!
5. Take breaks—you deserve them!
Last but not least, one of the best tips I can give for staying organized as a working mom is to take breaks—even if you don’t think you have time for them. Breaks are important for recharging your batteries and avoiding burnout. So whether it means taking a few minutes during your lunch break to step outside for some fresh air or scheduling a girls’ night out once a month with your friends, make sure you’re taking some time for yourself. Self-care is the best remedy for stress and plus You deserve to put yourself first at times!
Be proactive about your time:
In order to ensure you’re taking your breaks, organize them with a schedule.
List exactly when you’re taking short or long breaks; also, what you plan to do on such breaks!
It can be as simple as drinking cold water, walking around the building, finding a recipes, scheduling playdates, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions About Staying Organized as a Working Mom
Have any questions about how to stay organized as a working mom? Check out this list of frequently asked questions about staying organized as a mom with a full-time job and kids:
How do working moms get organized?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question—it really depends on what works best for you and your family. But some tips for getting organized as a working mom include creating a daily schedule, waking up early, delegating tasks, making lists, and taking breaks when you need them.
How do working moms manage their lives?
Working moms manage their lives by being organized, efficient, and oftentimes, superwoman! But seriously, it’s all about taking things one day at a time and doing the best you can with the time and resources you have.
How do I organize my day working mom?
The best way to organize your day as a working mom is to create a daily schedule. This will help you make the most of your time and ensure that you’re getting everything done that you need to.
What is a good schedule for a working mom?
Again, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. But some working moms find that scheduling their days in advance helps them make the most of their time. Others prefer to go with the flow and take things as they come. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what works best for you and your family. You can choose to work around your kid’s school schedule. If your kids have to be at school by 8 am and get out at 5 pm, you can choose to work from 9 am to 4 pm. Or, you can also opt to work from home a few days a week so you can be there when they get home from school.
Last Thing You Need to Know About Staying Organized as a Working Mom
Being a working mom is no easy feat—but trust me, I know firsthand that it’s possible to stay organized (and sane!) while doing it all. By following these five simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to conquering the world — one day (and one task) at a time. Be sure to check out our blog for more great tips on productivity, time management, and work-life balance. And as always, if you have any questions or need some help getting started, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or leave us a comment in the comment section. We’re here to help!
Before you go, we want to thank you by giving you a blank free weekly schedule for you to get better organized!
Since we’re a loving community, I’ve provided a sample schedule much like I use and follow to keep track of my day!
Be sure to fill your calendar with priority task, and don’t forget to include yourself!
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