Fall means back to school for the kids, back to the regular activities for everyone, and back to the busy-ness of life. When thinking of the fall, do you experience anxiety? Are you wondering how you’re going to get everything done or manage your busy schedule? If you want to be organized and start the fall off on the right foot, here are some organization tips to help.
Since there are multiple members in your family, get organized by creating a master schedule that includes extracurriculars, playdates, meetings, doctors appointments, and more. Adding everything once it’s planned, helps to decrease the back and forth communication around it, and ensures everyone knows where they need to be when they need to be there. A master schedule keeps everyone on the same page, all the time.
Save yourself some time by batching your tasks and errands by timing and location. If you need to run to the grocery store, run all of your errands in the area at once. To keep your home tidy, commit to cleaning up just 10 minutes a day while doing another task. Multitasking can really help you shorten your to-do list quickly.
Do you feel like you’re always on the phone or answering texts? I think we are all guilty of that sometimes. If you have a really busy day and need to be incredibly productive, only answer your phone or texts during certain times of the day. It can be helpful to block some time in the morning, midday and afternoon to check-in and ensure you haven’t missed anything of significant importance.
Meal planning can save you a ton of time in a couple of different ways. When you grocery shop and have an exact list, it can save you time wandering around the store. When the time comes to make dinner, you don’t need to spend time debating what to make either. Meal planning is one of the most common household stressors, so taking the time to plan it out week by week makes it simple.
The more organized you are, the easier it becomes. Simplify your busy weekday mornings by having your children bath or shower in the evening instead of the morning. Check homework, sign papers, make lunches, lay out clothing, and pack backpacks in the evening too to save yourself some time in the mornings. Designating days for regular weekly errands or activities help to streamline your routine too. Map out days to clean house, do laundry, run errands and more.
These tips will help make fall a breeze for you and your loved ones. If you need assistance to downsize or declutter your life, Crate It Storage is here to support you!