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How to Be Organized in 2022: 5 Top Tips for the Busy Mom

Family | January 18, 2022

Whether you are a full-time mom working outside of the home or a full-time stay-at-home mom, we are all busy. As we start 2022, I want to help you be organized with these top 5 tips. Scroll down to check them out.

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“If you want a significant change in your results, then you probably need a significant change to your strategy. Working harder on your current strategy is unlikely to move the needle. Before you work harder, work on the right thing.”-James Clear

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My family of 6!

As a busy mom, I’ve done all of these scenarios for 18 years; full-time out of the home worker, full-time stay-at-home, part-time, and everything in between. Per the new norm in 2022, I am currently working full-time out of the home as running my lifestyle brand.

All that to say, no matter where you are as a mom, we can all agree that we are busy in this day and age. And, I am here to help!

Organization lowers stress as a mom!

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One of the best ways to manage life’s stress and busyness is by staying (or starting) organized. Being organized makes the logistics run more smoothly and lightens your load mentally. You will find yourself less stressed and tired at the end of the day.

When we are less stressed, we are kinder to those around us. Win-win!

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Intentionality

The overarching theme for my five tips on how to be organized is intentionality. If you follow along with our podcast here, my husband and I talk about intentionality a lot. It’s a running theme in how we approach our parenting, marriage, health, etc.

Naturally, it spills over to the tips I’ll be sharing with you today then. Are you ready to check them out?

How to Be Organized in 2022: 5 Top Tips for the Busy Mom

Plan

There are hundreds of great articles on moms and planning that I encourage you to check out. I am going to keep it simple in this post. My point in this post is to emphasize the critical need to PLAN!

 

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What areas do I plan for each week?

  • Meals and groceries (I use SHIPT for all of our grocery needs; a huge time saver. Click HERE for $10 off a yearly membership! Also, as a member, they shop at COSTCO under SHIPT’s membership)
  • Daily tasks for my work (I use this monthly calendar and an ongoing, drafted email that I adjust hourly and daily)
  • Children’s schedules for the week (extracurricular, homework, social activities, work schedules with older teens, etc.).
  • Date night (This doesn’t always have to be fancy, just make it happen! I promise you’ll be so thankful you did.)

Habits and Routines

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Many of us are inclined to set new goals in the new year, which is excellent if you do that! Learning how to be organized may have been one of your goals for 2022, and that is why you are here!

I would encourage you to focus on habits and routines that center around being organized. Check out one of my favorite authors, James Clear, and his book on Atomic Habits.

 

Here are some habits/routines examples which help me stay organized:

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  • Morning routines (scripture reading and study, getting showered, lunches packed for school, washing the dishes)
  • Night routines (dinner then clean up the kitchen, homework time/help, getting coffee ready, and setting a timer)
  • Healthy eating routines (keeping healthy food options around our home)
  • Physical activity routines (working out is part of our afternoons daily)
  • Daily cleaning routinesHow to Be Organized in 2022: 5 Top Tips for the Busy Mom featured by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave it A Go

Do you want to establish a fresh start with your health and fitness journey in 2022? Check out my journey HERE. I share tips and details of how I lost 74 lbs. and turned my health around.

De-cluttering and Cleaning

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A big part of staying organized is keeping your home de-cluttered. I am the first to say this is hard for me! I work with many brands that send me home decor and more, so keeping things going out as new items come in is critical. 

We all accumulate things over time, and as we do, it can add stress and disorganization to our home.

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Vacuuming is made easy with the cordless Dyson.

Are you ready to start this in your home? Then check out some of these overhauls I’ve shared that were once hotspots of clutter in our home but are now clean and de-cluttered:

As far as cleaning goes, I have daily, weekly, and seasonal cleaning tasks. You can find more on that HERE!

Get family members involved

Right?! Getting organized is not just a task for you, mom! You can help lead the charge of getting the ball rolling, but all family members need to be involved in helping the family stay organized.

How do we do this? We have a family group text (we have three teens and one elementary-age child) where we drop all kinds of things: grocery item wish lists/needs, day-to-day social plans/homework load/work schedules, etc. 

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We also often communicate around the home about things! Make sure you are making time and opportunities for conversation.

As for my husband, we have our favorites and initiate those. Our children will hop in and help in one way or another with those. Andy is our in-home cook and makes 99% of our dinners. I love washing dishes (I know, I know), so I am happy to clean up the dinner.

Set Aside Time for the Most Important

This is so important! Make time to stop, look around you, and be in the moment, whether with your child for 10 minutes throwing the football or lining up a manicure each month to sit and relax.

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Want to dive deeper into the importance of self-care? Check out this post where I shared self-care ideas for moms to feel good HERE.

Since we are so busy, we can feel like chaos or moving fast is the only way to stay ahead of the ball. But when you are practicing the previous four tips, this last tip will open up naturally! It will even up the door better for family travel and vacations too!

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Which one of these organization tips are you already good at? What about one that you hope to implement in 2022? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to hear from you.

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