7 Scheduling Tips for Busy Families ...


If you're always racing around in a panic, desperate for some peace, it may be time for some new scheduling tips for the new year.

January is always a brutal month, with life resuming as normal after a long break, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

These scheduling tips for busy families will have you feeling (and looking!) cool, calm and in control, regardless of how busy your day is.

1. Plan Everything!

Honestly, how much of your week is planned in advance?

If your weeks seem to rush past, and you are always missing appointments or forgetting to buy gifts, you’ll probably find planning everything helps.

Make a list of everything you need to do each week, including food shopping, kids clubs, errands, phone calls, appointments and activities, and schedule it all in.

You’ll feel so much better for it – planning is the single best of my scheduling tips for busy families!

2. Lists

I love lists.

I have a notebook just full of lists, from present ideas to grocery store lists, menus, people to call and jobs to do.

Not only does it stop you from forgetting to do something, but it stops you from having to remember the whole grocery shop, and you get a great sense of achievement when you tick a whole list off.

3. Color Code

Color coding things might seem time-consuming and unnecessary, but it can make life so much easier.

I’ve got color-coded bathroom towels, homework folders, washing baskets, sports kits.

It means you can easily find the right kit to be washed before an activity, and you know exactly who keeps leaving their towel on the bathroom floor.

4. Meal Plan

Have you started meal planning yet?

It’s really taken off this year!

There aren't just financial benefits, either.

Knowing exactly what ingredients you need, and exactly what you’ll be cooking, takes the stress out of teatime.

Whether you do it weekly or monthly, note down what you’ll be eating, what ingredients it needs and how long it’ll take.


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