Organization

A few things I do every evening to keep me on track!

A few things I do every evening to keep me on track!

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I will admit, at night I just want to lay around and be lazy.  But then I think about everything that I need to do the next day and I get right to picking up the house. 

The first thing I do is wash my dishes from supper.  I try to keep my dishwasher unloaded during the day (it takes less than five minutes, I’ve timed myself) so loading the dishwasher is a snap.  It is always so nice to go to bed with a clean sink and kitchen. 

The second thing I do is make sure nothing is in the washer.  This saves time in the long run because you don’t have to rewash those clothes. 

Next, I spend about ten minutes or so cleaning off the dining table, picking up toys, and tiding up the living room.  It makes for an eaiser time the next day with chores. 

Taking a few minutes out of my evening (I swear it is like thirty minutes if that) helps me the next day stay organized and on task! 

Organization

Five things I do every morning to be more productive and organized

Five things I do every morning to be more productive and organized

Lets be honest, life can sometimes get away with us and before we know it, it is the middle of the afternoon and we have run around the house all day like a chicken with their head cut off.  But here are a few things that I try to get done every morning to make my day go just a little smoother!

1.Make my bed!  This is a must for me for many reasons.  It only takes a few minutes (I normally make it while I am waiting for my hair straightener to warm up) and for me it just makes me feel like my room is clean and off to a good start.  Plus, who doesn’t love to crawl into a freshly made bed at the end of the night.

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2. Make a To Do list – For me a to do list is an essential part of my day.  It helps me stay on track and remember what I need to do around the house, order online or an errand I have to run.  Plus when my husband is home and wants to help, it’s easier for him to know exactly what I need him to do.

3.  Unload the Dishwasher – I normally load the dishwasher at night so in the morning it is ready to be unloaded.  I do this when the boys are having breakfast and I have to be in the kitchen anyways. 

4. Start a load of laundry – I am not one for piles of laundry sitting around the house, and I hate when you spend all day doing laundry.  For me doing one load of laundry helps cut down on those piles and also allows me do spend more time with my guys.

5. Spend twenty minutes tidying up the house – I normally do this one after I unload the dishwasher while the boys are eating.  Spending just a few minutes picking up toys, loading dishes, clearing off counters etc helps when it comes to the deep cleaning part of my day.