Getting Organised At Home

getting organised at home

Planning With Kids is about getting organised at home, setting up solid foundations, so you can spend more time on the good and fun bits of family life.

I have put together this list of key posts on the blog to give you a quick guide through just some of the key tips, templates and processes that we have used to help simplify and add fun to our family life.

1. Menu Planning:
Stress free meal time is essential when you have a busy family. Meal planning allows you to simplify the eating and shopping process in one hit.

2. Night Time Preparation / Smooth Mornings:
Going to bed organised, means that mornings will run so much smoother and allow it to be an enjoyable as opposed to a hectic time of the day.

3. Children’s Timetables and School Activities:
Creating visual schedules for the kids, so they know what they need to have when, allows them to become accountable for their own organisation.

Once you have children in preschool and school there are a number of ways that you can support their learning and manage their activities:

4. Children’s Jobs:
Allocating age appropriate tasks to the kids, not only reduces mum and dad’s work loads, but begins teaching them responsibility.

5. Family Relationships:
Communication is the key to keeping the relationships in the family in a healthy shape. Here are some wayss we manage the relationships in our family:

6. Play:
Play is such an essential ingredient of a happy family. Play can take many different forms and you will find ideas in the post listed:

7. Mum:
It is essential for mum to have a balance of activities in her life, to ensure that you can best take care of your family. Planning time for your work, rest and play means it is far more likely to happen.

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If you have any questions, comments or tips you would like to share, feel free to leave them in the comment section below or you can email me at

Wishing you simplicity and happy times for your family!


  1. says

    What timing – I feel a bit like I might have found the edge of the woods so this post is perfect for inspiring me to try my hand at compartmentalising the chaos. What do you charge for a private consultation????

  2. says

    Fantastic collection of posts! I may not have lots of things documented on paper, but you are a woman after my own heart. I am loving your practical, common-sense approach and the way you verbalise what floats about in my head all the time.

    Loved your 10 tips for organised school mornings. We leave home at 8am too…I have a visual/text list of what must be done in the morning for the kids and the 9yo still checks it every day just to make sure. Have had versions of that list since the oldest one was in preschool. We also have critical markers for time. The kids have to be up,dressed, bed made and breakfast on the go by 7.30am or there is stress and crankiness.

  3. says

    awesome. will have to read through all this. especially the planning food (as I’ve recently moved and not in the ‘groove’ yet. and mornings. oh i’m NOT good in the mornings. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!