Shocking Mom Organizational Tips

Like any mom, I sometimes feel overwhelmed and stressed out – too much to do, do little time, between getting the kids ready, keeping the house clean, schedules organized, not to mention things like work, family time and oh yeah, a little me time. And of course, during the holiday time, the craziness only goes through the roof – holiday cards anyone?

So whats a stressed out HotMama to do? Check out these secrets of HotMama Organization and soon your family will be functioning more smoothly than the proverbial well oiled machine.

Stressed out mothers and many others want to know the secrets of being an organized mom. They may wonder if being organized as a mother with children at home is even possible. Rest assured, moms – it is possible to have an organized home and a life which runs smoothly – at least some of the time.

Secret Number 1 Remember the old adage, ‘A place for everything and everything in its place.’  Well apply this not only to your desk but your whole house.  There should be one place for keys, backpacks, winter coats, bills and library books.  You don’t need to go crazy and spend tons of money on bins and boxes to organize stuff – use containers you already have and label then with a marker.  When the kids drop their backpacks in the middle of the room, tell them to pick them up and put them in their “place”.  Do this until it becomes a habit.

Secret Number 2

Use routines to help your day run smoothly.  This begins with oyur morning routine and doing as much as possible the night before, from making sure backpackss are all packed, clothes laid out and lunches are made ahead of time.

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Secret Number 3

Spring cleaning shouldn’t only happen at spring-time.  Plan monthly purges or clean outs – and we’re not talking about the curtains.  Go through the mail bin, the file box, the refrigerator and the pantry.  Look at toy bins and shelves.  Select which school papers and art work can be saved and which can be tossed.

Go through your own things as well. If you’re not using it and haven’t in quite a while, someone else might be able to use it.

Secret Number 4 Meal Plan. Plan a weeks worth of meals ahead of time.  This will save you cooking and shopping time. Plan your meals ahead of time. Doing this one thing can save you money, time and headaches. You can also save money by matching what you need with coupons. You’ll save yourself headaches by not having to run to the store in the middle of the week to pick up something you don’t have.

Use these 4 ninja secrets of organized moms and you’ll have all the other moms jealous of your super secret skills.

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