How to Get Organized in 2018 - Lynzy & Co.

How to Get Organized in 2018

I promised you all a post on how to get organized for 2018, so here it is! My overall goal for 2018 is simplifying just about everything in my life (thank you Emily Ley)! 2018 will be the year that organize my life in a way that allows me to be fully present at all times. Whether it’s working from home, the hospital, playing with my kids or even folding the laundry. I want to devote myself fully to each thing that I am doing without always worrying about the next task that I need to accomplish. 2017 was amazing but I was also overwhelmed with a lot of things within my life. By de-cluttering my home AND my brain, I am just a few steps towards my overall goal for this new year. 

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co. talks about how to get organized for 2018!

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How to Get Organized in 2018

1.) The right planner. 

It took me a few years to find out which planner I really loved the most and hands down, it’s this Emily Ley planner. What do I love the most? It’s simplicity and the fact that there is so much space for each individual day. It also makes meal planning so easy! Meal planning is something that I am focusing on in 2018. I need to fully commit to using every single item on that grocery list and vow to never throw away any other food because it went “bad” (something I am famous for around here).  I am someone who thrives on organization and writing everything down so having a planner that I can count on is a huge must.

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co. talks about how to get organized for 2018!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co. talks about how to get organized for 2018!

2.) A large calendar.

I need to be able to see THE BIG PICTURE every morning. I even have each day color coded so that I know exactly what is happening and when it’s happening. With three kids, it’s so hard to keep on track of everything and this is honestly the only way that works for me. This beautiful dry erase board calendar is from Girl Friday Home, who was kind enough to gift it to me so I could get my ass in gear. It’s been a LIFESAVER for me. 

These calendars are locally manufactured in the Rocky Mountains and made of high-grade acrylic. They are made to last and the text is professionally printed with a special ink that is embedded into the back of the acrylic. They also sell translucent acrylic calendars and magnetic acrylic calendars with professionally designed number magnets! πŸ™‚ 

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**see a better view of it in my Instagram stories today!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co. talks about how to get organized for 2018!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co. talks about how to get organized for 2018!

3.) Sunday Meal Planning

This will be my millionth attempt at meal planning but I am vowing to stick to it this time. This means that I meal plan on Sundays and make those exact meals for the week and stick to it. NO more wasting any food and rushing last minute because I have nothing planned – I need to be more organized with our meals. If you want me to, I can certainly go through the meal planning process each week with you all! Start out by making a list of your favorite recipes as a family and then each week figure out which ones you want to make depending on what that particular week looks like.

4.) Devoting time to exercise every week

I will be a heck of a lot more organized and emotionally and physically healthier if I devote a time to get to the gym three days a week. For me, I’ve never been able to work out “at home” very easily and I just need time away from the house. Our home is where a lot of the work resides – whether it be laundry, cooking, motherhood, etc. I need time for myself away from it all so that I can relieve any stress buildup and this is why I choose to exercise at a gym rather than at home. 

At the beginning of each week, I write down which days and the times I will be making it to the gym. It’s easier to hold myself accountable that way! 

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co. talks about how to get organized for 2018!

5.) Laundry & Cleaning Tips

My friend Karla told me that she does one small load of wash every day. It makes it so much easier than waiting for it to all pile up after a week. As soon as I wake up, I throw a load in and after I drop the kids to school, it goes into the dryer and then I fold it throughout the rest of the day and put it away. It makes laundry a lot less daunting. 

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co. talks about how to get organized for 2018!

That laundry cart is the BEST investment ever. I use it on a daily basis for laundry but also for other things as well. It’s amazing!

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Every night before bed I pick up. It doesn’t need to be a full clean, but I just pick up miscellaneous things. Emily Ley (in her book above) suggested grabbing a laundry basket and putting everything from around the house in it that needed to be put away. Put it on the dining table and put everything where it needs to go and take out all the trash. This way, you start out with a fresh slate every morning when you wake up.

The one last thing that I have always done that makes me feel more put together and organized is making our bed in the morning when we wake up. It’s the first thing I do and it allows me to pull myself together even if I only had a few hours of sleep!

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  1. lol I have like the exact same goals. I bought a different planner but I also use a dry erase wall calendar (that I promise to change monthly unlike last year when it was December all year long 😬) My husband and I are also working on our Sunday meal prep and schedules — including work out times! Your laundry tip was great since that is easily our worst chore around here! Good luck sticking to the goals … and happy new year!

  2. I think those might be every mom’s goals! Let me tell you I’m 51 with kids in high school and those are still my resolutions every year! Would love to see and share meal planning. What about accountability group for exercise?

  3. Happy New Year Girl!

    These are great tips, thank you! Where did you get your desk from. We are converting our playroom back into a living room now that our youngest can go upstairs easily. I’m taking my room back! πŸ™‚ looking for a desk like that for the corner.

    Thanks much πŸ™‚
    Katie

  4. Have you heard of E-meals? It’s not like Hello Fresh or Blue Apron because it just sends you the recipes, not the ingredients. You choose your meal plan, the number of people you’re cooking for, and even the stores you shop at, and they email you a meal plan once a week! I’ve been using it for 5 years, it is SUPER affordable, and I’ve tried a variety of types of meal plans (low cal, low fat, low carb, paleo, vegetarian, and now vegan) and honestly all of the recipes are easy and delicious. It has made my life SO much easier, AND has made me into a better cook because it gets me out of my comfort zone, trying new recipes and things I might not have done on my own. I love it!

  5. This is also my new year resolutions! I’ve started decluttering our house, and will be tackling one room at a time! With two daughters 22 & 20 the amount of accumulated clothes, shoes, makeup is 😱!! But I totally agree that being organised & clutter free, is great for the mind & soul!!

    Yes would definitely love to see meal planning ideas!!

    Love your feed.. great work! πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Thank you 😊

  6. I would also like to see the meal planner. We try to just keep basics in the house and buy fresh meat and veggies on the semi-daily as we decide what we want, but we do both work from home. One disappointing thing is the Daily Planner is sold out of every color but the floral πŸ˜• Do you have any idea if they’re going to restock soon? I just know if I don’t grab one soon I won’t get one at all because I’m such a completionist. I’m the same way about wall calendars, but luckily I got one for Christmas 😊 Anyway, good luck in the new year!