Today we kick off Week 2 of our “Momof6 Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp“, and this week will be 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…
A few key points….
Start with Some Small Routines that Can Develop Into Habits
When you walk in the door, have a designated place to put your keys, your handbag, and a place to charge your cell phone. Create a nice little sign to help you remember your new routine and display it somewhere you will see it, until that routine becomes second nature.
Put Into Place Some Household Routines to Get Yourself Organized
A great place to start is to create an evening routine for yourself. Get the kids school paperwork pulled together in piles- and add library books and folders for music class if needed. Sign permission slips and prep school lunches and snacks before you go to bed. Lay out the kids clothes for the next day- or better yet, do this on Sunday for the entire week ahead! And if you are really motivated- get into the routine of laying our your clothes for the week too!
See if What You Do Daily, You Can Do Weekly
If you are throwing in a load of laundry every day or going to the grocery store 2-3 times a week- think about how you could do a better job of planning ahead so that you can make just one trip to the grocery store each week, and limit laundry days to just once or twice a week. Becoming more efficient in these types of tasks can open up more time for YOU!
So It’s Time for a Little Homework:
I want you to pick a small or a large routine change, that you know if you stick with it, will lighten your load. You can do something as simple as the establishing a place to put your keys and handbag when you walk in your door, or gets gutsy and create a routine to help you prep for the following day- such as picking out clothes for the day or week ahead!
Taking the Challenge?
Join our Boot Camp Bloggers who are Getting Their Lives Organized by taking this Boot Camp Challenge- and are writing about their experiences! On Wednesday I will be hosting a link-up- and you can share your progress with the Momof6 readers, right alongside all of these fabulous Boot Camp Bloggers!
So I would love to hear from you…. do you think that establishing an evening routine will help you to become more organized?