We have already talked basics and we have laid down the grounds for some fundamental organizing tips and advice. It is now time to find ways to manage our valuable time and establish vital family rules.
Help your children prepare their school bags the night before. Soon, they will be able to do it themselves every night. This is a great way for your children to stay organized and independent, while helping you save precious time and a lot of hassle.
Teach your children how to answer the phone. Leave a small notebook and a pen next to the phone and instruct your older children to write down phone numbers, names and important messages. In time, they will feel a sense of pride and maturity in helping you out this way.
Prepare the baby’s bag the night before. If you have a baby or small children and you have arranged to spend time out of the house, make sure you have their bag, with everything they will need in it, ready from the night before. This tactic has saved me a lot of time and helped me organize better. Arrange that earlier and avoid situations where while changing the baby you realize you forgot to pack the wipes!