At More Time Moms, we know planning and organization are essential to the success of a smooth-running household, so we’ve curated some of our favourite blog posts on organizing for parents to help you do just that. Loaded with great tips and planning ideas, our top organization tips for 2018 will motivate you to start a fresh, new year.
The KonMari Method
We love the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. Her theory is that once you have achieved your ideal level of organization, you won’t need to do the entire tidying process again, you will simply maintain. We did tweak some of her tactics though, to make them a little more mom-friendly – we felt that attacking our entire wardrobe all at once or greeting our home every time we entered it could be asking a little too much! Read our take in The KonMari Method for Moms with a Checklist.
Chores for the Entire Family
Yup, you heard it right. We know you want to know how to get your family involved in regular chores. Families who work together around the home have a better bond with each other and helping out around the house teaches everyone the importance of contributing to a team. Plus, Mom needs help! Find out how we get kids, teens, and even dear old Dad, to contribute to family chores in Family Chores for Kids, Teens, and Even Dads.
Our best advice to avoid the dreaded “what’s for dinner?” question every day is to spend a half an hour or so meal planning for the week. You’ll shrink your food bill, feed your family healthier meals, save tons of time on prep, and reduce meal time stress. Our version of Meal Organizing for Dummies shows you how to do it in 5 easy steps.
It’s the very heart of who we are, so we’d be remiss in talking about how to get the most out of your time! Keeping your family organized can seem daunting on the best of days, but it really doesn’t have to be that way. Time management tools – family calendars, organizers and agendas – teach lifelong skills such as planning, prioritizing, goal setting and responsibility. So, get your entire family involved for 2018 and see how Moms Can Manage Time Better with Family Organizers.
The new year is the perfect time to reassess your spending habits and consider making some changes to how you budget your money. Try Managing Your Cash the Old Fashion Way and take some tips from other parents to help your family save money, like going on a spending cleanse, living within your means, and giving yourself an allowance.
Happy 2018! We wish you a year of organizing with ease and more time for work, play and love.