If getting organized seems overwhelming and complicated, this post is for you! These simple working mom organization tools are already at your fingertips!
A working mom’s life, as you may know, doesn’t just consist of going to work, coming home, and taking care of the house and kids. We are constantly busy. Staying organized keeps us from pulling our hair out and completely losing it.
It’s crucial that we have the right organizational tools. That’s why I have these must-have working mom organization tools for you. Some you may already use and some that may be new to you (and possibly VERY helpful).
1. A Filing System
Setting up a simple filing system can be a complete life saver for all working moms. Now it doesn’t need to be anything elaborate, it can be just a simple little file folder or binder, just as long as it’s something you can keep all of your papers in order.
Also, it’s important to ACTUALLY use it. But really, keeping your bills, business papers, tax stuff, and other household papers organized it’ll make things go a lot smoother for you.
2. To-Do Lists
Making to-do lists can hep you remember and stay on top of everything you need to get done throughout the week. At the beginning of each week sit down and write your to-do list, adding absolutely every little thing that needs to get done for that week and mark off the ones you finish.
If you’d rather, you can make daily to-do lists which can make it feel a little less overwhelming. It’s up to you, but doing this will really help you actually get important things done in an organized way.
3. Timer Method
It’s completely insane to try and multitask all the time, but we tend to think we need to because we have so much to do every day. To help you focus on one task at a time so you can get it out of the way and do it well, try using a timer.
You’d be surprised how much it’ll help and how much you’ll be able to get done when you’re trying to beat the clock because that pressure leaves no time for distractions. Here’s Why You Need to Use a Timer and How to Get More Done Using a Timer.
Many people don’t think apps really help, but you’d be surprised at how much easier they can make your day to day life. Our phones are with us 24/7 so why not utilize them even more?
You can download an app like a digital planner, something that’s easy to set up and will alert you to remind you of things ahead of time. Unlike with a physical planner where you have to remember to look at it throughout the day so you don’t forget what’s going on.
Or you can get an advance calendar app to remind you of your kid’s events and your meetings, there are SO many apps that are amazing organization tools for your working mom life.
5. A Planning Kit
Do you wish you could get your life organized? Feeding your family. Cleaning your house. Work. Making time for yourself. Spending time with your family. Managing your money.
You need a plan to pull it all together.
It’s hard to be an organized working mom. Work schedules, school schedules, family commitments, and everything else that comes your way.
This 55-page planning kit includes Goals Planning, Tasks Lists, Daily Routines, Monthly Calendars, Cleaning Checklists, Meal Planning Worksheets, and a Grocery Shopping List. Just enter your name and email address and I’ll send it right to you!
There are so many working mom organization tools out there but these few will really have a good impact on your busy working mom life. If you know of any other organization tools that would be very useful or any organization tools that you use that aren’t on this list please share them in the comments!
Mira Edorra says
I used to feel like I had to say yes to everything — play dates, helping out at school, all sorts of extra stuff — and I’d drive myself crazy trying to stick to an even crazier schedule ??