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5 hacks so your family looks more organised than it actually is

I’m all for trying to be organised as a family – I always have wonderfully good intentions at the start of the week. Monday – I’ve written everything down, and planned my kids time within an inch of their lives.

Friday. I can just about plan the glass of wine at the end of the evening, and we are lucky if we have managed to get a takeaway for dinner.

BUT there are some thing that you can do to make it LOOK LIKE you are killing it, and are, in fact, little miss organised mom. The state of chaos is merely an illusion you have cultivated to make yourself more popular in the playground, and beyond.

Woman with child in the sunshine

Buy yourself a stair basket

via MEME

This meme sums it up for me. Putting things on the stairs in the vain hope that they will be taken upstairs. At. Some. Point.

However, there is something amazing, and life changing. It is called a stair basket. And amazingly, if you put things in the basket during the course of the day that need taking up stairs, they do, in fact, generally find their way up the stairs by the end of the day. Whether it is you, your partner, and possibly even the kids as they get older, taking them.

It is, genuinely, some form of household miracle. Try it. *Mind blown*

Meal planning is a must

We have a massively busy household, with lots of activities in the evening. Fitting in food around the sports and after schools clubs is a logistical headache. If we think in advance about where we have to be when, and how long we have to fit that meal in, we are much more likely to a) eat a healthy thought-out meal, and b) reduce the waste we have.

Meal planning really is the ONLY answer; couple it with on