Must Have Printables for getting Organized
Somewhere between diapers and naps, snacks and carpool, there’s a whole lotta life that has to happen every day. And it’s on you to do it all, right? You are the chef, baker, cleaner, queen of laundry, dishes, and everything else in between. You are Mom.
There’s so much to manage and remember. Especially when you have several littles that need your love and snuggles throughout the day. I get it, friend. The demands of being a mom to five bring me to my knees on many days. It’s hard work. No, actually it’s plain exhausting! But there is a key to keeping your sanity - and even keeping some organization to your day.
I want to share with you the top 3 Planning Printables that changed my days from chaotic to under control...mostly😉
The first of my top 3 planning printables is the first thing we did early in our marriage and as parents, that I felt, helped create some peace in our home.
Must Have Printable #1: Budgeting Worksheet
It may seem like budgeting has nothing to do with creating more organization or order to your day, but trust me, friend, it does!!
Money and finances can bring on crazy amounts of stress. That stress carries over into so many different areas of your life that you are probably not even aware of. Even just talking to your spouse about potential purchases. If there’s an underlying budgeting issue or frustration, that can come out in your relationships with your husband and even your children.
As soon as you are able to get on the same page as your spouse with your finances, I am sure you will begin to feel a calm spread over your household.
That is not to say it won’t take some work to get there. It will. And you can take my word for it!
I LOVE to budget (and make printables!) so there is a variety of helpful budgeting printables available in my Secret Resource Library right now - Go Get Them!!
Once you feel like you’ve got the Budgeting thing squared away, you can move on to, what I think, is the next important of my top 3 planning printables.
Must Have Printable #2: Meal Planner
This is also something I began doing fairly early on as a mama and wife. And I can say with absolute certainty that meal planning has saved me so much time!
When the day is hectic with cleaning, errands, and being a soccer mom, the last thing you want to do is try to come up with dinner.
Add in the idea having to go to the grocery store for the ingredients and it’s likely you’ll end up in the fast food line, right?
And sometimes it’s just not logistically possible, or sane, to go to the grocery store with all your littles in tow.
When you have meal planning as part of your routine, these issues won’t be daily occurrences.
The next of my Top 3 Planning Printables is basically my brain on paper. It’s essential to keeping my to-dos at the forefront of my day, but without having to remember it all in my head!
Must have Printable #3: Weekly Planner
The life of a mom is no joke. It’s hard work. It’s wearing 43 different “hats” throughout the day to make sure your family is functioning- even at a basic survival level. And to try to keep all of that under control and in your mind is enough to drive a mama batty (or to sleep at 3:30 in the afternoon!).
I realized early on how important getting the “to-dos” of my day out of my head and on to paper was. Trying to keep everything straight without writing it down was way too much for me to handle.
That’s why having a paper planner is so essential to “having it together” as a mom.
In this time of amazing technological advances, having a paper planner probably seems like you are going backward, right?! I do love technology and all the doors it can open for learning, creating, and even business.
But the biggest problem in using technology for your daily schedule and to-dos is that it is generally not within sight. Unless you want to stare at your phone all day to keep referencing your list, paper is where it’s at friend.
And keeping it out and visible throughout the day will help keep you on task all day long.
There are several things that are important to keep in your planner. Here’s the list of things that I am sure to write into my planner each and every week:
- Meal Plan
- Cleaning Tasks
- Budgeting/Finance Tasks
- Blog Tasks
- Etsy Tasks
- 12 Week Year Goal Action Items
- Other obligations/duties
I’ve definitely noticed on the days or weeks that I don’t get my planner filled in, things get forgotten, dinner runs late, and I just feel like the day is a little more chaotic in general.
I know your days are long, friend. It’s hard to manage everything that’s asked of you. And I don’t want you to feel frustrated, stuck, overwhelmed or completely lost as to where to start. Getting these top 3 planning printables into your hands will help you begin to feel like your days are somewhat under control. They’ve been a HUGE help in my life with all my babies and I know they’ll be helpful for you too!
You can grab a copy of each one of my top 3 planning printables right now (for free!) They are all located in my Secret Resource Library. All you need to access the Library is the password. You can get the password instantly by subscribing below, don’t worry it’s free! All of my top 3 planning printables are there waiting for you (+ a bunch of other super awesome printable resources!).