Hipsters to the Rescue: How Will YOU Create Routines & Stay Organized in the New Year?!
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With the new year upon us, you may be looking for a way to get more organized or are just interested in creating a new routine to help everyday life be just a little less stressful. With that being said, what product(s), tips, & routines do YOU have or use that help make a difference in their daily life?!
Here are a few previous tips from readers…
I made a “control journal” thanks to FlyLady. Like others, I had several “meals” in the house ready to make. I had favorite meals/menus written on index cards and held together with a ring. I had pages in the control journal in a page protector for each child. I used pictures when younger and words when they could read and they checked off items as they did them. My kids had some health issues when younger – asthma and food allergies – so I had to decide early which battles to fight.
My best advice, stay organized on paper. I have a binder that has tab sections for each kid. There I keep photocopies of their birth certificates, shot records, last physical, last eye exam, and last dental exam. I also have them in sheet protectors so I can slide them in and out as they are updated. In the front of the binder I keep business card holder sheet protectors with everyone’s medical insurance cards, along with any family membership cards we have.
We use Cozi calendar, it’s free for basic, which is what we use. We have the app and can mark things on the calendar or put something on the grocery list (on the same app). My husband is a police officer with a sometimes crazy schedule so he puts on his extra duties and I put on doctor’s appoints, what day is trash day, what day is recycling and much more. It has reminders, if you want, I like to put on “bake for the teacher’s birthday” reminder for the night before, etc.