1. Meal plan!
No only does it save money it also keeps everyone in the know as to what’s for dinner! I have a lost dedicated to Meal planning if you want to know more.
2. Have an organiser/ planner or calender!
Keep all important dates in there and remember to refure to it. Each week as I’m writing my meal plan on my memo board I also check my organiser and write any appointments, birthdays etc there for the whole family to see.
3. Konmari folding method.
I’ve recently got on the bandwagon with konmari folding and well omg I can now buy more cloths!! ( I know this defeats the object) but honestly I have so much more space and I can see everything especially in the children’s draws as they share a chest of draws, so there limited on space plus there Ikea chest of draws are really deep so having there cloths piled became a bit like a game of jenga.
4. Online shopping.
Doing your food shopping online means you can take your time picking your groceries and doing your Meal plan. You also aren’t tempted to stray off your list. I also find having a running total at the edge of my screen also makes me rethink some of my impulse/ treat buys. It will be delivered on a day of your choice and even better no tantuming bored todlers tagging along.
5. Getting ready ahead of time.
I find getting the children’s clothes out the night before and there bags ready seems to save an incredible amount of time, especially as my 3 going on 13 yr old likes to pick her own cloths but takes too long deciding. I also always have a spare change bag ready for emergencies which is always packed with essentials for both children.
Please share your favourite organising tips! I’m always looking for more.
I’m working on a change bag essentials post atm so stay tuned!