When I did my Juggle Series on Babble, I noticed one occurring theme when interviewing moms. And that was that organization is key! It’s hard to balance work/motherhood/life without being organized. It’s not to say it’s impossible, but it does make life a bit easier. I must admit at home I’m not the most organized. In fact, my husband always jokes and says I have hoarding tendencies. But since having a baby, I’ve realized the only way to try to have that balance and not lose my mind is to try to have some type of organization. That also includes prioritizing what is important.
The other day, I was talking to my neighbor and getting her advice on being organized. She has two daughters in middle school and has a very type-A personality. One thing she said stayed on my mind: “Simplify your life.” Do I really need to keep every single birthday card that was given to me or have 20 different body creams just sitting in my bathroom vanity? Probably not. I’ve started going on a little cleaning binge and let me tell you, it feels great! De-cluttering actually feels pretty darn amazing.
When it comes to other household organization tips such as laundry, meal planning, and chores, it’s important to have a game plan as well. So I decided to interview a couple of moms to get some of their favorite organization tips (I also share one of my own tips). So without further ado, here are 16 tips for getting organized.
Do you have any tips you can share with me? I’m a new mom and would love to hear them!
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