If you have followed my posts, or know me personally you know I do not do well with clutter. I like things to be organized and personally function way better when things don’t feel chaotic to me. I have shared multiple posts covering different topics that you can check out here: Top 3 Tips To Decluttering Your Space, Maintaining A Tidy Home, 5 Tips To Stay Organized, Putting The House To Bed, Waking Up The Day, and Family Systems & Organization.
Today I wanted to share some easy ways to stay organized while having a newborn. Things can feel extremely chaotic during the newborn season, especially for first time parents. Here are five things that have worked for our family! I would love to know anything that worked well for yours!
1.Have Systems Decided Before Baby
Having things organized before the baby arrives is so helpful. I like to have a place or “home” for everything just so it is easy for me, my husband, or my toddler to access/put away. I know where everything is, and only have out what we truly need. Items that will be used in different stages are stored in the attic to prevent unnecessary clutter.
2.Put The House To Bed
I don’t know about you, but I have to have the house picked up and organized before I go to bed for the night. It takes me about 10 minutes and is worth it waking up to a tidy home. You can check out what I like to do in the post linked above!
3.Do A Little Something Every Day
Not overwhelming yourself during this season is huge. Choosing 1-2 small tasks every day will help things not pile up and make you feel productive without having a mile long list. It could be as simple as a load of laundry, vacuuming, picking up groceries, etc.
4.Find Right Times
With a newborn your schedule completely shifts and alters based on them. Recognizing that you will have to find your groove and discover new times or opportunities to get things done will help eliminate some stress. Follow their lead and alter your mindset so you can do what you want to do!
If you are struggling and feel completely overwhelmed ask for help or hire someone. With our first son, my mom would clean our home and do chores while we were working which was a life saver! It is okay to not do it all yourself!
As always, sending light and love!