EASY SOLUTIONS FOR A HECTIC LIFE

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Ok so Life can be crazy right? We ALL know that! Well let me tell ya, homeschooling the girls is just one of the things that has left very little ‘extra’ time in our household. I am definitely learning more and more everyday how to make things a little less hectic around here.

Beginning homeschooling when there is a baby under 1 in the house, really was the first real struggle. Now, throw my battle with insomnia in with that, and beginning a new blog all while ALREADY running on a jam packed full schedule. Things really started to temporarily lose their structure. Over the past almost year, I have come across quite a few things that help to make our life less hectic. Here are a list of the CURRENT most helpful things in our home.

1. ONLINE SHOPPING

Ok, so I’ve always enjoyed online shopping. Who doesn’t?! But, it wasn’t until this past year that I actually began using it to help keep things less chaotic so we don’t have to run around so much.

Let me tell ya! Online shopping is so quick and easy, as long as you order the correct items to begin with, that is. The downfall is, if you do accidentally order the incorrect items, it can really be a pain in the butt to return things. Other than that, I get things done so quickly, with so much less fuss, and there is no dragging the munchkins in so many stores searching for that one particular item. Or waiting for someone to watch them for us so we can birthday shop, or Christmas shop, or just plain old enjoy shopping with out being asked to purchase everything they see. <—I can’t be the only one who experiences this.

Considering that we homeschool, there aren’t many opportunities to sneak in a quick run to the store before they get out of school. Now, I have to admit…online grocery shopping still makes me nervous and I haven’t worked my way up to trying it just yet. I’ll keep ya updated 😉

2. MEAL PLANNING

This I have attempted so many times and always would get lazy with it, or life would get in the way. Trust me, this one, it’s a big help on not only keeping the chaos level down through out the week, but it’s also definitely a big money saver !! Plan your meals guys, and write your grocery list according to those meal plans, and I promise you success 🙂

Meal planning is a big one. It makes grocery shopping with 3 kids (sometimes 4 including my stepdaughter) a lot easier!! I even bought a weekly white board for the fridge and include each day’s meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) when writing the weekly schedule on there. You wouldn’t BELIEVE how many times I get asked what our plans are, or whats gonna be for dinner. So now, my hubby, who I have been teaching some of my mad cooking skills to, is now able to start cooking dinner if the girls and I aren’t home in time 🙂 How awesome is that?

3. A GOOD PLANNER/ORGANIZER

Here is where I am lacking for SURE! Since beginning homeschooling, I have been on the hunt for the perfect planner, which I have yet to find. 🙁 I do, however, have a pretty sweet system going on between my multiple calendars, and multiple pads of paper (LOL). Yes you read that correctly multiples of each!!

The only way I am successful with all this is by spending a little extra time (which is pretty difficult to find) making sure everything flows nicely together. Taking the obligations/appts for each day and lining them up with our school day, and meal planning, being sure the type of dinner matches up with the day….obviously, on the day of dance and skating class, we are gone from 2pm and don’t get home until after 7pm, it would make sense to plan an easy simple meal right?? Yep!

On that note, I am going to tell you, I rarely have extra time. And by rarely, I seriously mean RARELY. So the way of scheduling I have right now works….but let me tell ya, once I do find that one amazing planner chocked full of awesomeness, I know it’ll make this part of my life a breeze!! Everyone’s way of planning is different. I think that is why it is so hard to find what I am looking for. Hopefully I’ll find one soon, and if not I may be creating my very own!! We shall see…..

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32 Replies to “EASY SOLUTIONS FOR A HECTIC LIFE”

  1. Loved the post and overall feel of the blog. It is really nice. Having a stress free life is really important and you are doing your fair share of helping people deal with their hectic schedule. Love you 😘

    1. Oh no!! Well I think the first step would be to step back and assess what your goals may be, and pick one area to focus on….like maybe a cleaning schedule (designating certain days for certain tasks)
      Or possibly start with meal planning and plan your meals out. Starting with dinner at first so you don’t overwhelm yourself and slowly start planning the rest of your meals when you get into a groove 🙂
      First things first though get a calendar to keep track of it all! I am lost without my calendar. Hope this helps ♡

  2. Stress is our middle name with young kids but these are some good ideas to reduce the stress. We all feed off of energy so its such an important topic. Well said momma!

  3. Girl I could have written this. Life gets so busy and finding tricks to help carve out a little more time aka sanity is key! I use Instacart which delivers my groceries for $5 fee… I can carve $5 off my budget to save my sanity for squeezing in Grocery shoppingnwith 3 Kids 6 and under! Def worth a peek if they have near you!

  4. This was an interesting read! I don’t know how you spend all the time around everybody all day, when do you find time for yourself?! You’ll find that perfect planner someday!

    1. To be honest, there isn’t really much time for me. I have to make time for myself which has bee. Only a few times a month. I have recently been trying to make it point to have time for myself at least once a week 😉
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Love this and agree about the online shopping. We’ve just started to use Walmart Grocery Shopping App and I’m able to shop online and then I pull up and they bring the groceries out to my car! With 3 year old twins that is a life saver 🙂

    1. Meal prepping was so hard for me to find a groove in for some reason. I am so thankful I got motivated to find that groove, it really helps so much!!!

  6. Online grocery shopping is the best thing e have ever done!! It makes life so much easier! Thanks for these fab tips – I would love to be as organised as you one day! Also, I love your blog theme – it is gorgeous!!xx

    1. Thank you SO much! I may very well be trying the online grocery shopping very soon…I’m excited to see how much time I will save 👍

  7. Great tips for sure! I’ve been thinking about meal planning even though it’s just my mom and I in the house. But we tend to make the same things over and over. I figure with meal planning we can change things up a bit.

    1. Yes meal planning is so wonderful! It takes the guess work out of meals…I actually have noticed that since doing it we actually were able to get out of our routine meals and try new things 😉 I love cooking so new recipes are fun for me!

  8. I’ve recently been using a planner and it’s done wonders for me! Online shopping is so great because it saves me so much time and effort, plus you end up buying what you need instead of picking up the random offers on display in-store lol. Great post ☺️ x

    1. Yay I’m so glad a planner is working out for you 😋 I am an impulse buyer at heart, so online shopping definitely does cut down on those extra purchases that are not necessary. Thanks for reading 💕

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