Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp!
Are you ready to make some real changes in how you do things so that you can feel more in control of your busy life and open up time to do the things that you want to do?
Then check out this blog series: Momof6′s Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp!
In this post I show you how to set up a paperwork station in your home to help you manage all of the paperwork that constantly makes it way into your life- bills, fliers, school papers, invitation, and forms!
If you have conquered the task of creating a paperwork station and you are looking for more ways to incorporate stations in your home as a tool for becoming more organized… then this post is for you!
There’s nothing like seeing how other people take an idea and make it their own! In this post 5 of our Boot Camp Bloggers show us how they created their own family command centers.
This post is all about establishing routines that make your life run smoothly, and help you to stay organized. I thought the easiest way to explain routines and show you a few ways that we use them here at the Rowley house would be to show you this video…
In this post I share my ideas for the perfect morning routine, a routine for things we do after school, and an evening routine for the kids.
This week I would like to for you to take a good hard look at the calendar system that you are using to run your life. Does it still work for you? Does it give you the ability to access it wherever and whenever you need it? Is it easy to use- doing some of the work for you? If not, maybe this is the week for you to take some time and re-examine your calendar system.
To-do lists are both the best thing ever…. and the worst thing ever. They keep us organized and on top of all of the millions of things that we need to accomplish, but at the same time, they can make us feel as if we have so much work ahead of us- that we’ll never get it all done. So while I work on my own issues with wanting to tackle my to-do list…. let’s discuss the characteristics that make for a good to-do list….
I hope that this week’s Momof6 Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp has inspired you to get the most out of your calendar system and look at the way in which you keep your to do lists. Both of these tools are “mission critical” to running an organized household! And I have a few more tools to share with you that help me to stay organized…
When you know what you plan to serve for dinner each night of the coming week, you can make sure that you have all of the ingredients that you need ahead of time. You know if you need to take something out of the freezer ahead of time to defrost, and the best part of all, is that the 5:00 hour seems a heck of a lot calmer because you are just executing a prepared plan… vs trying to think of one!
As kids become older, they have more responsibilities, and frankly just a lot more work to manage. First of all- there is whatever homework assignments that they have brought home, elementary schoolers are asked to practice their math facts for 10 minutes each night, and they need to read (sometimes independently and sometimes with a parent) for 20-30 minutes each night. How do you fit it all in? And make sure that it gets done?
This post wraps up our 4-week Momof6 Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp! I hope that you’ve walked away inspired to create some stations in your home, establish routines for yourself and for your family, and to up-your-game when it comes to calendars, to do lists, menu planning, and more! But first, I wanted to leave you with a few more ideas that you can put into use to get your life organized….