Today 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!
I wanted to leave you with a few more ideas that you can put into use to get your life organized:
With six kids, it is just so darn hard to keep track of which kid had what illness this past winter, who has had a referral to the eye doctor and been cleared of the need for glasses, and did I schedule my soon-to-be 10 year old’s next annual physical? After one too many trips to the pediatrician’s office where I just gave the doctor a blank stare after he asked me if child so-and-so had any recent ear infections… I decided that it was time to find a way to keep track of all of our medical information in one place where I could easily access it!
In addition to running the household, many of us are responsible for managing the family’s finances- paying the bills, planning and sticking to the household budget, and even managing and tracking the family’s financial investments. But all of that paperwork, filing, and tracking can be overwhelming and can create its own mountain of paper clutter. This is the first post in a 3-part series on how to track your money that focuses on how to get yourself organized so that you are prepared to handle the family finances.(Post 2 covers the monthly bill paying and tracking process and Post 3 talks about setting goals and managing to a household budget).
For all busy Moms, the threat of the chaos in our life overwhelming us looms large every day! I find that when things are feeling out of control, I follow these 6 steps to get myself pulled back together.
Why didn’t this Boot Camp talk about decluttering?
I absolutely believe that part of having an organized household is to have closets and drawers and counterops that are free of clutter and not jammed full of “stuff”. But decluttering is a project that is too big to include as a part of this challenge. It took me 7 months of serious effort to declutter my home this year! But if you are looking for some inspiration on home decluttering- please check out this post on the Big Basement Challenge!
Show Off Your Best Organizational Tips!
Has this Boot Camp inspired you to try some new things to become more organized? Do you have a great organizational tip to share with us? Please link up here with a blog post that you’ve written about participating in the Momof6 Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp. And I would love it if you grabbed this button to use in your post:
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So I would love to hear from you…. do you menu plan? Grocery plan? What is your best organizational tip? Please leave a comment and share!