When I think about organization, I don’t think of myself. Like ever!
My goal for 2017 is to get my life together. I’m not looking for a quick fix or minimalist craziness. I need something that actually works.
I’ve searched far and wide to find something that works for the working mom. Believe me, there isn’t much by way of organization.
Working Mom’s Guide to 2017 Organization
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Organize Your Home
My husband is the organized one in our relationship so he takes care of keeping our paperwork in order.
As for all the other things, I’ve found that he’s super OCD about where things are put away. Which is fine with me most times because he likes to put things away. Sometimes, though, I have this idea in my mind of where certain things should go and he has a different idea. The best way to deal with those situations is to discuss it and make suggestions.
Kitchen organization can also be pretty daunting to the working mom. You only spend a few hours in the kitchen at night and in the morning, but it’s important to keep that area neat and in order.
My tip for this is to go in with a plan. Know where things should be so that the most used items are within easy reach. The Kitchn came up with an awesome list of kitchen organization tips from their readers. It’s a very comprehensive list and I recommend checking out the entire post.
Organize Your Work
I have paperwork everywhere at my desk. The mess makes sense to me and I (sometimes) know where to find things, but it looks very unprofessional.
Keeping your personal life organized while at work can be difficult too. You’re expected to give 100% of your efforts to the job at hand while worrying about your kids. It’s a lot for working moms to keep up with.
I’ve found a few tips that help me keep my work life structured from my personal life.
- Stay off social media while you are at work
- Plan ahead for any family events or meals
- Start every work day with a fresh mind (definitely easier said than done)
Organize Your Life
Life is so difficult to organize. Believe me, I’ve tried.
I was in Target (spending way too much money) looking for a way to get more organized for 2017. Looking through their planners, I couldn’t find one that suited my lifestyle as a working mom.
I started looking online, because what can’t you find on the internet? I was able to fine this awesome planner that was made specifically with working moms in mind.
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What do you use to get yourself organized? Are you looking for a planner or a filing cabinet?
Alesia is a working mom who fights her way through life, depression, and just plain stupidity. She strives to show others that it is possible to be a bad-ass while you feel like you’re losing your mind. A Bottle of Sanity is a space in which working moms may find easy recipes, parenting tips, and sanity.