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May 01, 2023

How to Get Organized as a Single Mom


As a single mother, it can be really difficult to stay organized with toddlers. I sometimes find myself in a cycle of insanity as I try to get a perfect pinterest board of how I would like my home.

In reality, its insanity. With little ones always moving, always developing, always growing, you do yourself a disservice or put that hard pressure on yourself to get it perfect. Take it one day at a time, enjoy your little ones, and clean up what you can and what you can't, get to it when you can. 



Here are a few tips to help you as a single mother get organized:

  1. Make a schedule: 

Create a daily or weekly schedule that includes time for work, errands, and spending time with your children. This can help you stay on top of your responsibilities and ensure that you have enough time for everything that needs to be done.

  1. Use a planner or calendar: 

Use a planner or calendar to keep track of important dates, appointments, and deadlines. This can help you stay on top of your responsibilities and ensure that you don't miss anything important. I love google calendar and still believe in hard copy calendars as well.

  1. Prioritize top to-do’s: 

Make a list of tasks that need to be done and prioritize them based on importance. Focus on the most important tasks first, and then work your way down the list. It's ok if you don't get everything. I like to have my Priorities first then work through what I can. If it's something hard, then I like to tackle it first, then work my way through it. 

  1. Try to Delegate: 

Don't be afraid to ask for help. Delegate tasks to your children or other family members when possible, and consider hiring a babysitter or cleaning service to help with tasks that are taking up too much of your time. If it's not in your budget to get help, please do not beat yourself up if you can't get it done. 

  1. Practice organizing: 

Keeping your home and workspace organized can help you save time and reduce lots of stress. I like to take the last 15 minutes of my day to just clean off my desk to create an inviting space in my office. 

  1. Practice Sabbath and Rest: 

For the last 2 months, I have faithfully taken a sabbath each week and when I tell you it's been the best thing that could have happened to me, it's been the best thing that could have happened to me. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, and try to stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Being well-rested can help you be more productive and better able to handle the demands of being a single mother.

  1. Be flexible: 

Remember that things don't always go as planned, so be prepared to adapt to unexpected changes. Stay positive and be open to trying new strategies to stay organized.


Being a single mother can be challenging, but with the right tools and mindset, getting organized is possible. Remember to prioritize, delegate tasks when possible, and make use of resources available to you, such as support groups and technology. 

By developing a routine and sticking to it, you can reduce stress and make the most of your time as a mother. Implementing small changes can make a big impact on your overall organization and help you stay on top of your busy schedule. So take a deep breath, stay positive, and start implementing these tips to make your life as a single mother more organized and enjoyable.

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