Mum Organising Styles

Mum Organising StylesHave you ever wondered why some Mums are *super* organised and get a million things done in a day – and others seem to struggle to tick very little off their to-do list?

Well wonder no more!

By knowing your Mum Organising Style you will no longer wonder why you are different to your Mum, sister or friend.  You will have something tangible to go by, to improve upon, to work toward – and be able to shout loud and proud from the roof tops who you are … and own it! 🙂

How to Work out Your Mum Organising Style

Read through each list *first* and then take a moment to think about which you *really* are – not who you *want* to be – but who you really are.

Once you’ve decided, click on ‘Sounds like you’re a …’ for more information on your Mum Organising Style.

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I …

  • Have jobs for my children that they do regularly
  • Monitor my children so their jobs are done
  • Have a good balance between work and family life
  • Have a flexible schedule
  • Organise my home to suit my family and I
  • Have ways to maintain the organisation in my home
  • Am realistic about my time and spend it wisely
  • Am known to be early for appointments
  • Try to solve my organising problems before buying any products
  • Spend time with people I love – and make this a priority
  • Value ‘me time’ and stick to it religiously

Sounds like you’re a …

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I …

  • Have allocated my children jobs but I have to keep asking them to do them (and end up giving in and doing it myself)
  • Find it difficult to find time to see my friends or have time with my partner when life gets busy
  • Have organising systems but find it hard to know what to do when I need to change them or add new things because I’m not sure where they fit in with my current system
  • Have set up systems using organising products and tools but it’s still not working perfectly
  • Get thrown off track when unseen events arise
  • Can get distracted by other priorities which sometimes stop me making it to appointments on time
  • Feel guilty if I don’t get my to do list completed
  • Generally have good balance between work and home
  • Have a to do list which has lots of jobs on it for other people
  • Have a fairly organised home and schedule
  • Try to find time to myself but often life gets in the way

Sounds like you’re a …

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I …

  • Don’t have regular jobs for my children to do around the home
  • Find that jobs I don’t like doing don’t get done
  • Get lots done when I do things I enjoy
  • Am organised in areas of my home that I enjoy (eg kitchen, crafts, gardening) and leave the rest to someone else to organise (or most likely ignore the chaos – is it really that important? We can ignore it!!)
  • Buy organising products such as storage tubs in the hope that they will work
  • Have some ‘me time’ but over time I loose interest and go back to my old routine because it is easier
  • Am really busy and often rush from appointment to appointment
  • Try to have days during the week where I do certain jobs (eg shopping on Tuesday, washing on Saturday)
  • Find work and life prevent my partner and I from having one-on-one time

Sound like you’re a …

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I …

  • Get distracted by so many things (eg phone calls, emails) that I often feel like time (and my life) is out of my control
  • Get frazzled by my to-do list and don’t know where to start
  • Feel like I rarely get anything organised in my home or life
  • Try to get organised at home but the systems I’ve used seem too complicated
  • Listen/read about organising but what I’ve tried doesn’t seem to work for me
  • Think of all the things I have to do at home when I am at work, and vice versa
  • Resort to yelling at my children to get anything done around the house
  • Am overwhelmed with my life and too busy doing ‘stuff’ to spend time HOW I want it and with those I love
  • Just can’t see how I can fit ‘me time’ into my schedule.

Sounds like you’re an …

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I …

  • Feel frazzled at home and work
  • Don’t know what my goals are – or how to reach them
  • Have a to-do list that is so overwhelming that I just give up
  • Am completely disorganised in my home and schedule
  • Have a life full of ‘busyness’
  • Am often late for appointments
  • Buy organising products but have no idea what to do with them
  • Do everything around the home as my children don’t have allocated jobs
  • Go with the flow most of the time – my schedule is quite flexible
  • Would love ‘me time’ but haven’t worked out a routine that works for me yet

Sounds like you’re an …

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