04 Oct How to Be a More Organized Mom
We just started a new series called Practical Proverbs! The series will be made of short nuggets of wisdom found in Proverbs. Proverbs is full of practical advice that Christian moms can use to be the best they can be.
This short post will give you several tips to increase your organization as a mom. No one wants to be the mom scrambling because she forgot an appointment or struggling because the laundry is out of control.
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Proverbs 27:23 “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.”
My husband and I fondly refer to our kids as “the herd”.
You might not want to be a shepherd, but you do need to pay attention to your “flock”, the state of your affairs. God wants us to be good stewards of what we are given.
Luke 14:28-30 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying ‘this person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.'”
We might not be building a tower, but it feels awful to make commitments and not finish them. Being organized will help us keep our word and do our best.
Being organized will also help you be a calmer wife and mother!
Use a Digital Calendar (Add Your Husband to It!)
I love paper, and I love writing. Yet, having a digital calendar changed my life.
I use the iCalendar app, but it is linked to my Apple account so I can view it anywhere and share it. I color code it, and I’m able to view everything at once or only a certain calendar.
Tip: Have several calendar. Make one for your meal plan, one for work, one for family, etc.
I also have one specifically for my foster kids. They have a ton of appointments, so I keep a special calendar to make sure I always get them where they need to be!
Bonus: Use recurring events to make scheduling your calendar easier! You can make a meal recurring so you’ll have an idea of what to make in the next month.
Tell Your Kids About Their Schedule
If you tell your children about their schedule, they might even remind you of events before you forget them!
In the morning, tell your kids what their schedule is. This will help them to know what to expect and avoid making other plans.
There is nothing wrong with getting help, and it might be more affordable than you think.
You might need to hire someone to clean your house once a week. If you can’t afford that, get your kids to help. There is nothing wrong with delegating chores to your kids.
Clearing Clutter Results in Mental Decluttering
If you find yourself stressed and anxious, look at your environment. Is your counter top covered in junk? Are piles of clothes stacking up? Decluttering your home will help you have peace of mind.
Focus on One Thing Per Month
I try to pick a category and run with it. If I need to work on my laundry, I spend the month focusing on my home.
The change won’t happen immediately. In fact, when I set a goal, I tend to find the solution near the middle or last third of the month. That’s when I’ve worked out the kinks.
If you pick one area of your life a month, at the end of the year you will have 12 areas that are better organized!