How do organised types cope with change? Sorry if this better as new thread but it's what trips me up. I plan and then baby won't nap or someone's sick or I get engrossed in parenting books cus of behaviour issue and all goes to pot and I feel despondent and give up on routine tho I need one!
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06-05-2015 08:48 #21Senior Member
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06-05-2015 08:51 #22
Some great tips!
I'm def going to allocate two spots a week for play dates, I have a few really close friends that I don't see as much as I'd like to so and I might start getting better organised with plotting in play dates.
As sad as it sounds i think I've found a good cleaning roster on Pinterest I might try to follow so I'm more targeted. I hate spending all day on chores when we could be outside playing but then I'm so tired doing them all at night. It can be hard to fit in all the drs app's around work and home too, esp as the bloody tests are all first thing in the morning.
I think I'm going to carve out 2 hrs one night a week for planning/ finances etc. I do all our bills/money stuff, planning and booking of holidays etc. and I think I need dedicated time for that. I.e. getting all our gear sorted for our snow trip, booking cat into vet, child to dentist etc. otherwise it gets overwhelming doing it all on the fly.
Def going to get back into batch cooking, makes life so much easier! I have a friend with a toddler too and we both keep saying we'll get together once a month and make some big batches of snacks and meals while the kids play so need to schedule it in.
Thanks for all the great tips, keep them coming!
06-05-2015 08:53 #23
06-05-2015 10:35 #24Senior Member
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06-05-2015 11:40 #25
I think one key thing in being organised, is to just start small. if you are going to try and come from total chaos to little mary poppins you wont be successful. start with just one day a week. Monday housework day, Tuesday washing day, that sort of thing. just get your mind to focus on achieving something each day, and follow it up each week the same. I often vacuumed at night, I often put a load of washing on first thing in the day. I often did the ironing while the children slept. I used the slow cooker, and I would send my hubby to do the grocery shop with a list. I think if you make life too regimented you will get stressed if plans are changed, like with sickness or such, but if you just have some small routine, you will feel more in control. marie.
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08-05-2015 17:16 #28
I do much of what the others have said, Cook extra and freeze for lunches (I always take left overs for lunch at work), I do my grocery shopping online whilst at work I do washing on Fridays so it's all dry by Monday, DD does swimming on Mondays so I always repack her stuff on Tuesday and chuck her swimming bag back in my car so it's ready for the next week. I convinced my boss to get us polo tops instead of shirts so no ironing (win!!) and I only bathe DD every second night haha
08-05-2015 17:27 #29
Any super organised mum’s out there?
I'm trying to be organised. Coming from a non-organised base I have found a good start has been:
- don't put things down always put away. Really helps keeping things tidy
- dirty dishes straight into dishwasher not on bench
- run dishwasher each night and unpack first thing each morning
- load washing machine before bed set delayed start and hang out in morning
- bring laundry in evening and fold and put away straight away
These little things have had a big effect on the tidiness of my house. Next challenge to work on is batch cooking and freezing!
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12-05-2015 22:52 #30
Some great stuff on here!
Im finding doing at least half an hr or a bit more of rounding up of stuff /tidying before bed, even when really tired makes a difference. I've put one night a fortnight in the diary for baking snacks and another for filing/finances/admin. I love my paper diary and am finding if i pencil it in, i'm more likely to do it. DP has agreed to a chores night once a week so i can give him a few targeted things to do so we aren't spending sat mornings doing a big clean. Def holding him to that!
Trying to make at least 2 nights of the week either slow cooker night or defrost some frozen portions. Got to utilise that slow cooker more!
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