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How to Organize Your Life

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Are you a busy mom who feels like you can’t keep up with everything? You’re not alone. Moms are juggling more than ever these days. But there is hope! If you’re trying to figure out how to organize your life, these tips and ideas to create better routines for moms are perfect to help you become an organized person.

how to organize your life

What to Expect:

  • What is the best way to organize yourself?
  • How do I begin to organize my life?
  • What are 5 ways to stay organized?

What is the best way to organize yourself? 

Organized people are often happier because they know what is coming up next and can prepare for it in advance, which removes some of the stress from their lives.

The best way to organize your life is to create routines that work for you. It’s important to find a balance between routine and spontaneity.

Some people prefer to have a strict schedule, while others like to be more spontaneous with their days. The key is finding what works for you and making it happen.

How do I begin to organize my life?

Organizing your life can be a daunting task. With so many different things to do, it can be hard to know where to start. The easiest way to be continually organized is to take baby steps to create new habits that lead to an effective routine.

Routines will help you plan out your day and help you keep track of what needs done next.

Routines may seem like they would make life more boring, but actually, they can help you take back control of your time.

Routines are essential for busy moms. They provide structure and allow you to get things done efficiently. A well-organized routine can help you accomplish more in less time, giving you more free time to enjoy your family and hobbies. 

How to organize your life on paper

Everyone has their own way of organizing themselves, but it’s important to find what works best for you and your lifestyle.

Some people like to use a planner or a calendar on their phone, while others prefer a physical notebook. Some people like to keep everything in their head, while others like to physically write their schedule on paper to see it visually.

The best way to organize yourself is to find the one that works for you and your lifestyle.

A good way to start organizing your life is by creating a master list of all the tasks that need done. Consider your daily tasks, weekly list of important tasks, work tasks, important dates, and everything you might need to keep your home life and work schedule in balance.

Next, prioritize each item according to importance and urgency. 

For more help creating your task list, check out my ultimate guide to doing a brain dump. It’s a step-by-step process to get everything out of your head and onto paper so you can begin to organize your entire life.

You can also grab the full printable workbook here to create your brain dump:

Once you have this list, it will be easier for you to create a routine that fits into your schedule and keeps everything in order.

Systems to organize your life

I prefer to create monthly brain dumps and prioritize my tasks on paper, but you could also use an organizational system like Asana or Trello to create task lists.

Another great digital option is Evernote, which is especially helpful for storing documents. 

Paperless Made Simple is a course that will teach you how to go completely paperless in your home so you can finally get rid of your paper clutter. 

Free apps like Google Calendar or Apple Calendar, which allow us to track our tasks and deadlines in one place, are another great option to stay organized. Cozi is also a great app that you can use to create a family calendar so that everyone’s on the same page.

Organize my life checklist

Here’s a simple checklist to help you set goals and organize the essential parts of your life:

How to organize your life with a notebook

A home binder is another great way to organize your life. I use mine to organize my cleaning schedule, meal plan, important documents, and more.

Get the Organized Motherhood Home Binder here:

How to organize your daily routine

Are you feeling like your days are a blur and you can’t seem to get anything done? You’re not alone. Many people feel this way and it’s often because they don’t have a solid routine in place.

Having a daily routine can help you feel more productive, organized, and motivated. It can also help reduce stress and anxiety.

If you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips on how to create a routine that works for you and your family: 

  • Wake up at the same time each day and go to bed at the same time each night. This will help to regulate your body’s natural sleep cycle and make it easier to wake up in the morning. 
  • During the day, schedule time for each task that needs to be accomplished. For example, set aside an hour for work, an hour for exercise, and an hour for leisure activities.
  • To create your routine, start by brainstorming a list of activities that need to be done each day. This daily to-do list could include things like making breakfast, getting dressed, going to work or school, taking the dog for a walk, etc.

Once you have your list, try to schedule these activities into specific time slots, making sure to leave enough time to actually complete each task, in addition to some buffer time.

This daily routine worksheet can help you get started planning exactly how much time each task will take, in addition to your routine start and end times.

Another helpful way to organize your life is by using a planner.

The Organized Motherhood Planner is an excellent option for both working moms as well as stay-at-home moms who need a place to create a flexible schedule while planning for the most important things.

How to organize your life in one week

If you’re short on time or if your schedule will be changing soon, you may have a deadline to get organized. Organizing your life in one week is not an easy task to do, but it is possible. Creating routines and simple habits can help you get organized and stay organized.

The first step to organizing your life in one week is creating routines for the day. You should schedule time for personal things like eating, sleeping, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family. You should also schedule time for work related things like checking emails or reading articles on what’s happening in the industry.

The second step to organizing your life in one week is making sure that you have a place for everything so that you know where they are when you need them. This means having a clutter-free closet or dresser, an organized and stocked kitchen, and systems in place for easily forgotten items like mail, keys, phone, etc.

To start organizing your life, it is important to set up a schedule. This will help you stay on top of things and make sure that you are not forgetting anything.

It is also important to cut down on distractions like social media or other apps that can distract us from our real priorities, which is why I especially love keeping my personal and family schedules on paper instead of in a calendar app.

What are 5 ways to stay organized?

Once you’ve gotten your life organized, you need to create systems and habits so that you can STAY organized.

1. Create a family calendar or command center with all your appointments and activities to keep track of your day. This is also a great place to keep your grocery list, miscellaneos notes, and other documents that family members may need.

2. Keep a running list of all the items you need to buy, do, or accomplish each day and cross them off as you complete them. Also, make a habit out of reviewing your calendar and list every day. It will help you stay on top of what needs to be done and when it needs to be done by.

3. Adopt a “touch it once” principle in your home. Anytime you touch anything like incoming mail, the laundry, dishes, etc., make sure to fully process it and put it away before moving on to another task.

4. Create a daily schedule that includes a morning routine (getting dressed for the day, breakfast, coffee or tea, and packing your bag for the day) and an evening routine (15 minute tidy, dishes, get ready for bed, etc.).

5. Make time for yourself every night by doing something you enjoy, such as reading a book or catching up on a hobby, to wind down before bed.

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