Have you gotten to the place where you feel like your family life is out of control? Do you feel like you have reached the point of no return? Do all of your days run into each other and you can’t even figure out what day of the week it is?
Well, join the club! 🙂 Lately, our home life has become so chaotic, so I felt it was time to post some tips about how I get my family organized. Once we implement these simple tips, we will be able to regain some control over our lives and our sanity.
It’s not that difficult to get your family organized in 3 easy steps. Just follow along and your family and home life will finally be organized once and for all!
- Get the family working off the same calendar. Our family uses the FREE Cozi mobile app to keep our appointments in check. Everyone with a smart phone in our house has downloaded this app. Using one calendar helps us know who is supposed to be where. Once you add an appointment or make a change, it updates everyone’s calendar at the same time. You can even sync it with other calendars. There are so many calendar systems available. Try to find one that meets your family’s needs.
- Create a weekly schedule for household chores. Think of the best days to perform certain duties such as bill paying, meal planning, grocery shopping and house cleaning and add them to your calendar. Be sure to set reminders so you don’t forget!
- Delegate duties to able bodies. This is my favorite tip of all! Everyone in the house is capable of performing some type of duty. Little ones can help pick up their toys, keep their rooms neat, put their laundry in drawers, and set the table. Older children are able to take out the trash, empty the dishwasher, and wash their own laundry. Think of things you do for your family that they are capable of performing on their own. (Examples would include making lunches, feeding pets, making beds, etc.) Everyone should work together to keep the household running smoothly.
Following these tips will definitely help you on your journey to having an organized family. Everyone will be able to function effectively from day to day.
I know that implementing these tips back into our daily lives will help us tremendously!
What tips do you have for keeping your home life together? Have they been easy to implement or do you get push back from family members? Share them in the comments. I’d love to hear them! 🙂