Do you often find yourself wishing there was more than 24 hours in a day? Chances are you don’t need more hours in your day; you just need to get organized. Being a full time stay at home mom is a very demanding job.

A major stepping-stone to organization is being able to prioritize. No one person can do everything. Start to get organized by making a list of everything you need to do in your day. Then put the items on the list in order of priority, obviously feeding the kids breakfast is going to come before giving the dog a bath.

Get the calendar out and write everything down, such as appointments, play dates, mommy and me classes, and doctor's appointments. You may even want to add grocery shopping day to the list, and don’t forget to pencil in any birthday parties or adult get togethers. Your calendar is your sanity and your number one organizational tool! Keep the calendar in a place you will see it several times a day, perhaps on the refrigerator.

The next thing you will want to do is get your home organized. If you need help, then have a friend come over and help you get all the toys and odds and ends in a neat organized place. In the process of organizing, throw out or give away those items that are no longer used or are broken or need repair.

There are also professional organizers that will coach you on how to declutter and organize your home or even do the decluttering and organizing for you. If that doesn't fit into your budget, the library is a great source for organizing books and magazines. Check online websites as well.

Next on the list is to make a cleaning schedule besides your daily chores of cooking, dishes and general pick up. Make a schedule for vacuuming, laundry, dusting, mopping and all the other cleaning chores that need to be done. If it’s at all possible, schedule your chores around your child’s sleep schedule. That will allow you to relax in the evening hours instead of running around cleaning.

Probably one of the most important things for a stay at home mom is to schedule in time for you. Even if it’s only a half an hour a day, it’s important for you to realize you need that time to rejuvenate.

An organized daily and weekly routine will benefit everyone because if momma isn’t happy no one is happy!

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Lynn Cressy writes articles on home decorating and organizing your home and your life.