I don't know about your house, but things can get a little hectic around here... fast. Between working, homeschooling, raising three kids and just general life, if I'm not on top of my game the crazy train goes off the rails.
So I wanted to share how I organize my week.
1. Sync schedules.
I take a quick look at my husband's calendar and make sure I have all his meetings and events scheduled in my daily planner. That way I can meal plan, make appointments and know what to expect.
2. Make changes to your meal plan.
Jason might have meetings that popped up last minute, which means I have to adjust my meal plan. It's key to be flexible.
Take 15 minutes and plan your meals for the week. See what you have in your pantry and in your freezer and in your fridge and see what meals you can make around those things and then make a grocery shopping list if you need to.
3. Prep your meals
Take 15 minutes to prep, peel, chop and store fruits and vegetables for the week. This makes prepping lunches and snacks so much easier. But it also helps me get dinner on the table faster and reduces our food waste.
4. Scrub down the kitchen
I like to clean my kitchen every night. But making sure it's extra scrubbed down on Sunday night is key. I know that sounds strange. But waking up to a sinkful of dirty dishes or one spare pan that needed to be scrubbed isn't pleasant.
So on Sunday night I take time to wipe down counters and handwash anything that didn't fit in the dishwasher.
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5. Make sure your clothes are clean.
Make sure that you have enough clean clothes to get through the week. Do some laundry if you need to, fold some things, hang up what you need and go ahead and lay out your clothes for Monday morning.
6. Check your fly zones
This was a great tip from someone on Instagram: "Clean your kitchen and clear your coffee table/dining table/whatever your "I'll deal with this later" spot is. I've noticed that my days are notably calmer when my sink is empty and I don't have to worry about accidentally setting off a paper avalanche somewhere."
All this will take you an hour maybe two but will guarantee a smoother and more stress-free week. I would love to hear some of your tips for conquering a busy week leave me a comment below.