Time Management and Getting Organized

Before I had kids I was a neat freak. Everything had to be cleaned and organized a certain way in order for me to be able to function. I also would keep a schedule to keep my time managed. Life felt functional.

After having my first son I tried to keep things organized the way I had them before and it just wasn’t realistic anymore. Now I’m 3 kids in and feel like my life is chaotic. I am having such a hard time finding enough time in the day to get everything done. My house is never organized to the level I would prefer. It is clean by others standards but I still feel like it’s a mess. I don’t like clutter and there are piles of clutter in my house.

Today is a crazy day for me. I’ve been up since 6:30. Its 10 now and I have gotten nothing done aside from taking my daughter to her doctors appointment and dog sitting for my mother.

How do my fellow parents manage to get anything done? What are your secrets to success? Tips are more than welcome 😊

Published by Ashleyhouck

I’m a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful angels and many fur babies.

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  1. I think getting the essentials done is a priority (laundry, appointments, food on table…) Sounds like youre doing that already. Keep up the great work!

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  2. Oh, I feel your anxiety as too a mother have felt it before and sometimes still allow it to creep back in. The first piece of advice I would suggest is that you first realize with little ones underfoot and need your attention you are just not going to be able to get everything done right away. Once you come to that realization the mound of laundry that’s been sitting in the corner for a few days will have less of an effect on you. I’m not sure how old your kids are but if they can walk, feed and take themselves to the potty, they can help a bit. Get a calendar, create a cleaning schedule and carve out a routine where your little ones are helping you cleaning, fold laundry etc. You’ll be amazed at what they can do. But the biggest challenge most of us moms face is being consistent when we start a routine or create a schedule. So take it one step at a time and before long you start seeing positive changes.

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    1. Thank you for these suggestions. My kids are 5 and a half, almost 3 and almost 1. The older two do try to help when they can. They’re pretty good at it. The youngest is still so dependent and is not a fan of me doing anything that doesn’t include her. She’s also breastfed which takes up quite a bit of time as well.

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