Tips and tricks to getting organized

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Between the husband, kids, chores and work, we often stretch ourselves way too thin.

Between the husband, kids, chores and work, we often stretch ourselves way too thin.

So getting organized starts with a good 'ole list.

But, an article from Pop Sugar says we need to be realistic.

Prioritize what needs to be done today and put that on the list, and add the rest to tomorrow's list.

And make sure to actually cross things off as you complete them, because the sense of accomplishment feels great.

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Next, every time you're ready to give yourself a hard deadline, add an extra day or two. That buffer time usually comes in handy, and you'll feel much better finishing a task ahead of schedule.

Now, this tip is hard for many of us, but it's an important one: Researchers have found that even though we think we can multi-task, we'd actually be better off completing one task at a time, so keep that in mind next time you start to juggle multiple things.

And to make your morning routine less stressful, start planning your outfits, set out your breakfast bowls and coffee cups and pack the lunches the night before.

It'll actually take less time to prepare that at night than it would during the chaos of the morning.

Finally, quit scrolling on social media. It can suck you in and will steal entirely too much of your time, so be conscious of how much time you spend on your phone and know when to put it down.

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