3 Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized

With the kids all out of school and running around creating chaos around the house we must put a plan together to keep the house organized during the summer break. My kiddo is not yet in school but I am certainly creating an atmosphere where I am able to keep my home clean and my son fed, clean and entertained.

When things are in order we think better and can be better utilize our time.

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Yes I am one of those moms that has her house neat & tidy. I keep a journal of my to-do’s and try to follow it as much as possible. There are the occasional dirty dishes in the sink and toys around the living room as with any other home but it gets taken care of every day.

So how do I do it? I have a toddler running around at all times but I have a cleaning schedule to keep my home organized that I follow religiously.  I have days for certain types of laundry, days for certain areas of the house for cleaning and schedule bigger jobs throughout the month.

There’s no way to keep track of it all without tip number 1. I’d be lost without my bullet journal.

TIP 1: KEEP A LIST

The first tip is to write down all that needs to be cleaned.  Once you have written those down, separate them into similar tasks, then you can specify the days you will do each of those cleaning tasks.

It’s different for everyone and every home has different priorities. I don’t care much for toys during the day but I am a stickler for things being clean.

TIP 2: SCHEDULE, SCHEDULE, SCHEDULE

I’ve seen loads of photos of piles of laundry. I keep a laundry schedule that won’t allow our clothes to get so huge that I can’t keep up. I schedule most of my day and my laundry is definitely a biggie.

Laundry days are as follows : Mondays (Personal laundry : mine, hubs & kiddo), Thursdays (Personal laundry : mine, hubs & kiddo), Fridays (Towels, which are all white to make things easier when washing & bedding).

Putting clothes away are what’s most tedious for most people I would think, it certainly is for me. Usually If I don’t put it away as soon as they are dry, it gets some alone time in the basket. So it’s best to put it away quickly.

Fridays are also when I clean the bathrooms & kitchen.

TIP 3: STAY AWAY FROM PHONES/TV’S/COMPUTERS

This one is the toughest for me. I tend to be on social media all day and I see how much of a time drainer it is. What I have been doing is using Spotify on my phone (music app) and turning on some music while I’m doing chores do my mind doesn’t drift into never ending social media scrolling.

I vacuum every other day or as needed. We have carpet and the kiddo drops food everywhere. So it’s done often.

Since I keep the house organized & tidy throughout the week I don’t have to take so long cleaning up. It gets easier when you schedule it out.

Bonus TIP: DIVIDE & CONQUER

Big task get placed into days I don’t have so much to do.  I try to do it when I have the most energy, which is after breakfast. Things like wiping down blinds & windows are bigger jobs and things I do not enjoy doing but as a necessary evil I schedule their cleanings on days when the load is lighter.

My house is mostly clean at all times, but keep in mind I’m a home body and also schedule errands & events on similar days. You won’t find me going out every day unless to the playground (which happens to be across the street from our home).

My cleaning schedule might not be for everyone, it’s something that works for me and the amount of time I’m willing to put into keeping my house clean and organized. I don’t work outside of the home which gives me a more flexible cleaning schedule.

But keeping a list and organizing errands and to-dos is beneficial to any and everyone.

Hope this helps you in some way and if you have any more tips, please add them to the comments below. Keeping your home organized can be done with a little bit of planning.

Thanks for stopping in!

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Books To Read:

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1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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5 Sure Fire Ways to get More Organized Now

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Hey Lovelies ♥ Happy Monday! I’ve been on a mission to get things done and organized. With Spring Cleaning happening in most homes right now I thought I would write about what changes I’m making to my daily life and hopefully it will help you as well.

I had a set bedtime of 10:00 p.m. every night because I just needed to sleep after becoming a mom but as of this past week I’ve totally put that to bed (hehehe) and decided that I will power through and get things done.

Growing up I used to say “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” to a lot of people.

Well it totally has come back to bite me in the ass big time. After becoming a mom being tired is a state of being. I actually just purchased a shirt that says that on it (Because I’m tired).  So because I’m on an organizational spree I decided to share with you all what has been helping me get organized.

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TIP # 1: MORNING POW-WOW 

Your morning pow-wow with yourself could also be done before bedtime a “bed-wow”? LOL, but getting up in the morning and taking account of all you have to accomplish for the day is important to a successfully planned and organized day. Don’t have a calendar/bullet journal/notebook? GET ONE please. Figure out what’s for dinner (I highly recommend a weekly meal planning chart) Look over your calendar (in my case, my bullet journal, which you can read about here), which takes me to tip #2.

book  TIP # 2: EAT THAT FROG

It’s popular belief that Mark Twain said “Eat a live frog the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Although a Frenchman Nicolas Chamfort, is the one who originally coined the phrase; it has been accredited to Mr. Twain, there’s even a book called EAT THAT FROG, (if you want to read it) but no matter who came up with it’s good. I’ve been taking to heart and have been successful at finishing up tasks I was dreading on doing because I totally felt proud after completing them. I was literally getting a star sticker (Adults should get stickers too!)

TIP # 3: TIME MANAGEMENT

I choose my most important task of the day during my sons nap-time. Writing blog posts, replying to important e-mails, phone calls all fall under this category. Give yourself realistic time slots to get things accomplished.

TIP # 4 FOCUS! 

I know we have a million and one things to do during the day but by focusing on the tasks we have to do, we manage not to get distracted by the TV, our phones, etc…If you are anything like me, my mind is going at 10 different directions at any given time.

So close those open tabs on your computer if you have to do something online. I find this helpful especially when I am writing a blog post. I find as I’m typing ideas start flowing and I sometimes manage to let my mind start to wander. (I so have tabs open right now, closing in 1-2-3..done). Face the screen of your cellphone down and on silent when you have something important to do, keeps the distractions at bay.

TIP # 5 LABELS, BINS & THINGS

I just purchased some new drawer organizers for my bathroom and kitchen. After putting everything in it’s place; the sheer look of joy on my face should have been worthy of a selfie. If you have things cluttered when you are trying to get things done, you will get side-tracked. If it doesn’t belong anywhere in your home, it needs to go (i.e. Trash/donation). Clutter will get in your way so do yourself a favor and give things a home or a temporary bin for either re-homing or trash.

Pantry, I’m coming to you next. WATCH OUT!

Well, that’s all folks. I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and you got excited about getting organized. It sure helped me even more. I’m fired up to clean my kitchen right now. How about you? What are some of your best organizing tips? Share with me in the comments below. I would love to know what works for you. Incorporating new organizational tips ours lives can only benefit us.

Thank you so much for reading, till next time.

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Books to Read:

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson 
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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