Toward the end of summer, moms begin to think about the upcoming school year. While the summer may have meant lazy days without schedules or routines, the school year brings about something else entirely. How can you ensure a seamless year – for you? Here are my 10 tips for school year success… for moms!
Tip 1: Get Organized
Clutter and disarray create stress. Start by taking on one area at a time with the intention of doing one of four things with all of the clutter that you see: fix, put away, give away or throw away. Then, follow through. Also, find a way to stay organized by creating a simple system that works for you and your family. Calendars, labels, containers, apps and other tools are all great to help keep you organized if they meet the needs of you and your family. Continue reading “Back to School… For Moms”
Every once in a while, I go through my supply of nutritional supplements, over the counter (OTC) drugs and hand and body items and start checking dates and organizing them. This is the perfect time to do that. Start by flipping over all those bottles and checking the dates. You know what to do if the day has passed. If you find that you continue to throw out the same product over and over again, it may be time to re-prioritize your nutritional needs. For example, you keep buying the 6 per day multivitamin, but you never take it because it seems overwhelming… switch to a 1 per day or a 2 per day multivitamin.
Here are some tips to make the most of your nutritional products and OTC :
1. Store these items in a cool place. The bathroom is not a great place. The constant heat from showers/bath can affect the effectiveness of your products.
2. Check the dates before you buy. If you buy a 3 month supply of Omega 3s, then make sure the date will last you through that.
3. Read and follow the instructions on the labels. If the product tells you to keep it refrigerated, then make sure you do that.
4. If you have purchased supplements and can’t remember why you wanted them or needed them, contact a nutrition expert or pharmacist to help you sort them out.
5. Same goes for prescription drugs. Talk to a pharmacist if you have OTCs or prescriptions that you aren’t sure you should keep or throw out
I hope that you have find some time to clean out that cabinet and simplify your needs. And remember – we are here to help you. Happy organizing!