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Guest Project — 3 Tips to a More Organized Day {and organization giveaway}

I’m Jenny from the blog, Planner Perfect and am excited to be here on Tatertots and Jello! I’m a homeschooling mom of seven and love keeping my home and life organized.
I’d love to share 3 different things I do in my day that create amazing results!
When applied, I am in a fabulous mood, have cleanliness, order, and spiritual and mental renewal. Planner Perfect is set-up to keep me on top of my game by harnessing these pinnacle epiphanies in the days when I need them. Written statements of intent create personal growth…and  I need to make these 3 disciplines, habitual…as I have the propensity for scratching my planned days to blog with my pajamas on ’till noon. Of course, I have regret once I look at the aftermath of my neglect… messy dishes scattered throughout the kitchen from children helping themselves to breakfast, Skillet, booming through speakers of an upstairs bedroom, and smaller children blissfully making snow angels out of packing peanuts on my living room floor.
Was pursuing my interests at the expense of chaos worth it? Hardly. No matter what keeps you off track… heed these disciplines and make them a habit because these are 3 habits all Planner Perfect women must keep!
Get up before your children. If I can get some coffee in my system before my 2-year tells me his plans for the morning–I’m starting off well. It is important for moms to have alone time and it is important to plan for it. Also, as you all know, being a mother means you need to always adjust, as things usually never go as planned. Have a plan B such as planning the time for yourself at night when children are asleep.
My initial plan is to have my devotions, look over my planner, and have some coffee in the morning before all seven children come down and hit the ground running. Get it written down, your statement of intent for the day…it’s what sets apart the truly organized and the, not-so-much…
Plan a morning routine and stick to it! Make breakfast, take out the clean dishes out of the dishwasher, and clean up breakfast dishes…don’t forget to recruit your children to help. The kitchen is the main hub of the house, keep this room functioning at it’s best and it will keep you feeling organized. Get dressed, make beds, and whatever else you want your family to get done in the morning. Make it a team effort and write these morning routines in your planner to show you’re serious. You’re half-way there when you write it down. Planner Perfect, harness life plans, beautifully and keeps you organized… it’s all in the details.
Plan time in your day for your interests. Do you ever have that stressed out feeling in your busy days that you’ll never get to that project you’re working on? Feel that stress no more! When you plan your time slot for yourself…you know it is a saved slot just for you. Depending on where you put it in your day…you could plan to have it out at a coffee shop and arrange babysitting, you can dive in at home and have your kids watch their favorite movie (just make sure they don’t find a box of packing peanuts!), or wait until evening when they are in bed. Whatever energizes you, however you want to achieve it, you won’t be able to without a plan. Plan out in detail not just when in the day you’ll get it done, but how.
Do a quick pick-up of the house before bed. Ever wake up in the morning to a house that looks like you’ve thrown an all-nighter? I have, and it’s a nightmare. One hour before bed, recruit the kids to help, and get the main areas of your home picked up. Make this a habit and your morning just got better.
There you have it! 3 fundamental habits Planner Perfect women must keep.
With just these three…you will be set-up for success in your days.
You can do it! (me too!!)
I am trying to get more organized in 2011 — so this is great advice!! 
Jenny’s is a mom of SEVEN — and her blog has tons of great organizing ideas!! 
 {Organizing your Tupperware}
Plus — Jenny has a food blog Planner Perfect Meals  — which is dedicated to the tricks and tips on creating homemade foods from scratch, simply.
Jenny has also created — Planner Perfect, a planning system that helps people stay organized for life!

And she has a great ebook which shows you how to make your own Planner Perfect system.
Wow – she is a busy lady!!!
 Jenny is giving a FREE copy of her 
Planner Perfect ebook 
to one of you!!

e-book giveaway

Planner Perfect’s downloadable e-book will get you organized. I give tips from party planning, keeping your home clean, relationships, to utilizing you strengths and talents. Planner Perfect harnesses a life that lives to the fullest. Let Planner Perfect be a springboard for your aspirations and dreams.With over 40 beautiful pages, it is a complete guide that takes you step-by-step on how to become all God has designed you to be as well as complete instruction on how to create your very own Planner Perfect.

Learn how to become a master life planner with Planner Perfect’s downloadable e-book. Start today, to become all God created you to be and making your dreams a reality.

Here’s how YOU can win:
  • All you need to do is leave a comment with YOUR #1 Organizing Tip!!
  • And if you want an extra entry, go over to Jenny’s blog, Planner Perfect and follow it or leave a comment!!
PSI’m off to Blissdom!! I’d love to meet you if you are going too!!


  1. I try to get everything ready at night for the next day. That way if life happens in the morning I do not have to stress more because we are not ready.

  2. Well I have no idea if it's too late but I'm ALWAYS looking for more ways to organize my life! I have my top 3 organizing tips for the kitchen
    1. Lids fit better in the drawer if they're turned upside down before stacking them.
    2. Color coordinate your utensil drawers. YOU know what color the thing is you're looking for. We have 3 drawers "white" "silver" and "silver & Black"
    3. Totes work great in the pantry to keep things from falling over and the ability to pull out the tote to look for that elusive item is fantastic

    That's about as efficient as it gets around here…I NEED more HELP! :)


  3. I am so excited about the Planner Perfect blog. I have trying to reorganize my home since my last baby. I am finding the biggest help for me is to set aside time for me in the morning. Reading my scriptures and then writing in my journal. I write my goals and plans and what I expect for the day.

    I hope I win a Planner Perfect organizing book! :0)

  4. my best tip is that was four tips and not three…………….but whatever works with seven kids. if she wasnt organized they would tie her up and takeover! LOL!

  5. My #1 tip: Always check tomorrow's schedule tonight. And, boy!, do I need your Planner Perfect!

  6. Love this post! Thanks! My one organizational tip that I never stray from is this: I mark all my kids clothing with a dot on the tag that corresponds to their birth order. First kid, one dot, second kid, two dots and so on. When I pass clothing down, I just add a dot! So helpful for when I am folding mounds of laundry!

  7. Meal Planning! Makes life SO much easier, my cupboards cleaner (because I don't buy unnecessary items and I know what I need), and I'm so much less stressed!

  8. Planning the week's menu (of course allowing for some flexibility) and shopping with a list based on the plan.

  9. I'm following Jenny's blog.

  10. My #1 tip is to never put anything off until tomorrow. Come up with a plan/routine and stick to it. It's really easy to fall off the "Organization Bandwagon" if you put things off until later.

  11. I would love to win this! My tip is to choose a day to make sure that all of your laundry for the week gets done. It's amazing what can get done if you plan household activities per day like this.

  12. One of the things that I do to keep organized, is to select the outfits my children will wear during the week on Sunday evenings, iron them and hang them up so that getting dressed time runs quickly and smoothly every day.

  13. The Trouts says:

    I'm following her site!

  14. The Trouts says:

    My #1 organizing tip has yet to be discovered. I'm the most disorganized person I know…help!

  15. Sweet Tea says:

    I just started keeping an expandable file with impotant school papers, lunch forms etc… That's sadly about the only tip I have. I think I really need this e-book!

  16. American Mama says:

    My #1 organization tip (that keeps me sane) is the 30 second rule. If it will take me less than 30 seconds to put it away when I'm done with it, then I go ahead and do it. With that in mind, everything stays MUCH neater in my home! And I often take a little extra time to put things away that take a bit longer, just because it's worth it!

  17. I am following her blog :-)

  18. I don't have much of a nack for organizing, but my one tip is to fold sheet sets together with the fitted sheet and pillowcases sandwiched inside the flat sheet. It makes the linen closet sooo much neater!

  19. Catherine says:

    Ummm, does the fact that I don't have a single organizing tip let you know just how much I NEED to win this?! I actually do have a tip, that I don't follow…but my life would be so much easier if I did, is doing a load of laundry everyday so that you are never behind.

  20. And, I now follow her site. I'm in the need for some good inspiration.

  21. We have a family white board that maps out our week of activities & appointments. It helps me keep a lot of things straight. There's still so much organizing I could do!

  22. I make it a rule to pick up items every time I walk through the house to another room, I always find a dirty sock hiding or a glass that never made it to the kitchen. If you make sure to do that every time, you won't be so overloaded when you do finally stop and look around. :)


  23. i follow planner perfect

  24. i could use some organization over here :) my biggest tip is to have a bag for each child for sports-they put all the sneakers, equipment, whatever they need, in the bag all the time and then it's ready to just grab when you have to go.

  25. My number one organizing tip is to keep a shredder handy when going through the mail. if you dont get rid of the paper as soon as it enters… you get the paper clutter monster that never seems to leave. :(

    Also am now a follower of Planner Perfect! :)

  26. I'm following her site!!

  27. My #1 tip is having a routine. For me, it's especially the early morning and early evening routines that keep us organized!