With Christmas behind us, it’s time to focus on the new year. Most people don’t just struggle to get organized, they struggle to STAY organized. Because let’s be honest, getting organized isn’t the hardest part, it’s the staying organized that takes a lot of consistent effort. If getting more organized is one of the top priorities in your life, these tips should help you get on the right track.
Plan Out Your Cleaning Schedule
There are actually people out there that clean to relax. If you’re not one of these people, maybe a cleaning schedule would come in handy. For visual learners needing something in front of them, checking things off majorly helps. Technology is available to simplify home organization. Online software lets you create a home inventory, set up a home maintenance calendar, manage home improvement projects and track household expenses- all on your laptop from Buydig.com
Pull Out the Slow Cooker and Make Freezer Meals
If you have a crazy afternoon/evening schedule slow cookers can be a life saver. They can help you get your home organized and eat healthier. Make ahead freezer meals also make you feel less stressed because once they are done, you just throw them in the slow cooker and do what you need to do. Simply search online using your tablet to find slew of ideas to help.
Make a Weekly Meal Plan
Right along with slow cooker meals and freezer prep, having a weekly meal plan is a total game changer. It prevents the nightly “what’s for dinner?” question. It helps with grocery shopping and overall organization.
Get Your Kids Involved
We get it’s really hard to have your kids involved in chores and cooking. It takes time and patience. BUT it will not only help your family unit run better, it will teach your children important life skills. They will be more grateful and appreciative, and it will help make your family more organized in general.
Have snacks organized and ready to go with self-serve healthy snacks. When your kids say there is nothing to eat, have self-serve healthy snacks on hand so that they can make choices. This is an individual thing for each family as younger kids might need more boundaries and direction but with older kids, they can pick out what they like. Organize snacks in 2 spots, a drawer in the fridge and a basket in the pantry.
Start a Savings Challenge
Now is the perfect time to start a new savings challenge. You have a clean slate with the new year so don’t focus on what you haven’t done in the past, just spend your attention on moving forward. People who are organized usually have a budget that they stick to. Make this job easier by using a budget planning program on your new All-in-One Computer from Buydig.com.
Nobody expects you to tackle all of these organizational things at once. But if you make a list and check them off one by one, you’ll find yourself with a much more organized household.