How to Be an Organized Single Mom and Make Life Easier

Tips to help you become an organized single mom with an easier life

Becoming an organized single mom is one of the things that has kept me sane over the years. There is no way I could have managed all the responsibilities that come with single parenting without being organized.

While my life is far from perfect, being organized has certainly made life easier and more manageable.

Whether it is managing our finances, keeping the home clutter-free, or making sure the kids get to spend enough time with me, being organized has made a lot of things possible.

If you are a single mom who wants to organize her life, or if you need some organization tips for single moms, you will find lots of them in this post. So, if you are tired of just getting by and want to move on to the next level, let’s jump right into it!



If you have read some of my other posts, then you know I am a big fan of self-assessments.

I don’t believe in just sharing random tips or advice. While they are helpful, I think what’s even more helpful is to identify your problems or challenges before trying to fix them.

As single moms, we are all at different stages. While we have some common challenges, there are some that are unique to you. For example, one single mom struggles with time management but is doing okay financially, while another single mom is struggling financially but is very good with time management and keeping her home under control.

So, before we look at some other single mom organization tips, I want you to start by measuring how you are doing. You can use the questions below as a starting point.

  • How do you think you are doing?
  • What’s working well in your life?
  • What isn’t working so well?
  • Why do you think you struggle to stay organized?
  • Which area or areas of your life do you think you need to organize to have an easier life?

The questions above are some examples of questions that can help you measure how you are doing and what areas of your life need organizing. Once you know what to focus on, then you can pick the tips and advice that apply to you and use them to transform your life.

You can become an organized single mom once you can identify where you are lacking and can come up with practical solutions to fix the problem.

So, go ahead, do a self-assessment, so you can figure out how things stand in your life and what needs changing.


Yes, goal setting can help you become a more organized single mom.

In my experience, life is more chaotic and disorganized when I don’t have goals that keep me focused. What tends to happen is, I end up wasting my time and energy on things that don’t improve my life in any way. And, as a single mom, you know you should be all about improving your life and making things easy.

So, if you want an organized life, start by setting some goals. And, don’t just stop at goal setting. You have to constantly review your goals to ensure you remain focused and organized.

For example, if one of your goals is to earn more money by getting a better job, then you know you need time to find a better job. With this goal in mind, you are motivated to stay organized, so you can free up the time you need for job hunting and interviews.

When I have an important goal I am trying to achieve, I try to simplify my life and stay organized. This can take many different forms including keeping my home in order, getting rid of time wasters and streamlining my activities.

As long as I keep reviewing my goals, I don’t have to spend a lot of time figuring out how to get organized as a single mom. Instead, I let my goals direct my life and keep me organized.


If you are serious about becoming an organized single mom, one of the easiest things you can do is to clean, organize and purge your home.

I have tried it and believe me when I say that it’s hard to be organized when your house is a mess or full of clutter. It’s also very hard to be productive when you are surrounded by too much clutter.

Getting rid of unused or unwanted stuff can save your sanity and drastically reduce how much time you have to spend on housekeeping.

It’s easier to keep your home organized when you don’t have too much stuff to deal with or too much clutter. It’s easier to maintain a reasonably tidy and organized home than one that is cluttered and messy!

I get it. It’s hard to let go of some stuff. You have had them for a long time, they are sentimental or you are still holding out hope you will get round to using them. In the meantime, these items are gathering dust and cluttering up your home. Making life a lot more stressful.

If you understand what I am talking about, then it’s time to let go. Purge your home. Get rid of torn or broken items. And while you are at it, have a place for everything instead of just dumping things around.

Be very strict about what you bring into your home. Don’t bring anything new into your home unless you first get rid of something else or you have a place for it.

Yes, that includes toys, clothes, books, and even food!

Finally, spend some time cleaning out your home and if possible, keep a cleaning schedule that is effective and doesn’t take too much of your time.


An organized single mom has the most important areas of her life under control. As a single mom, your finances is one of the most important areas of your lives. So, we can’t talk about organization tips for single moms without talking about money.

It’s hard to be organized when your finances are not in order, bills are unpaid, you have little or no savings, don’t earn enough money, or constantly fretting about how to survive financially.

To organize your life as a single mom, you have to make organizing your finances a priority. When you organize your financial life, it becomes a lot easier to organize the other areas of your life.

Yes, you still need to work on time management, meal planning, and decluttering your home, but these things don’t look impossible when your finances are in order and you can focus on making life easier and more enjoyable.

If you don’t have a good handle on your financial life, you need to start organizing your finances. Here are a few suggestions for you.

  • If you have debt, know how much you owe and your creditors.
  • Don’t earn enough money? Work out how much money you need to earn to have financial stability.
  • Want to build up your emergency savings or retirement account? Create a budget and a savings plan. Figure out how much you can afford to save every month.
  • And, for your overall financial health, track your spending and reduce your expenses.

As you can see, organizing your financial life requires a lot of work, discipline, and commitment. You can’t be truly organized if you are bad at money management. So this is definitely an important area of your life you need to organize.


If you are prone to forgetting things or missing important dates or deadlines, a to-do list or task list can help you stay organized. Even if you are good at keeping track of deadlines, a to-do list can help you become even more efficient.

You can use a to-do list to keep track of all the tasks you need to complete. A daily to-do list will ensure you stay on top of your tasks and will boost your productivity.

If a daily to-do list feels like too much hassle, you can try a weekly list. At the end end of one week, make a list of everything you want or need to do the following week. Then, at the end of the week, you can cross off everything you completed (or cross them off as you complete them).

You can move any uncompleted task to the following week if they are still relevant.

A to-do list is a great tool for any mom who wants to stay organized and on top of her work. So, go ahead and give it a try. See if it makes a difference.

Want an easy way to stay organized? Take a look at this daily planner pack.


Don’t you just love routines? They save you a lot of time since you don’t have to spend a lot of time thinking about what you ought to be doing.

Following a daily routine helps you automate tasks. Also, it’s easy to move smoothly from one task to the other without too much downtime.

Routines can be boring and predictable, however, they work, and it’s an easy way to stay organized as a single mom. As a busy mom, daily routines can help you feel more in control of your life, and it’s a great way to reduce stress.

Following the same sequence of actions, every single day means you know exactly what you need to do throughout the day, so you can just go ahead and do them. You will also expend less energy on repetitive tasks because they are now second nature to you.

A daily routine doesn’t mean you have to plan out every minute of every day. That will drive you crazy! You just need a routine for the most important things throughout your day and as a way to keep your life running smoothly.

You can create a morning routine, evening routine, or bedtime routine for the family. As long as you throw in some fun, you should be alright.

Related: 7 Important Things a Single Mom Routine Should Have


One of the secrets to being organized is avoiding procrastination. That means you shouldn’t put off anything you can do right away.

If you are serious about keeping your home and life organized, then you must avoid procrastination. Procrastinating can cause a lot of stress if you overdo it. You will find yourself running out of time to get things done, then looking for shortcuts or fast but unsustainable solutions.

Instead of letting things pile up or waiting until the last minute to address things, get to them as soon as they crop up. That’s the easiest way to keep your life organized and chugging along smoothly.

Yes, you might feel good for a few minutes when you postpone some tasks, but that delay might prove costly in the end. Procrastinating leads to feeling overwhelmed with everything you have to deal with.

Don’t think you are going to have more time tomorrow or the day after. As a single mom, it’s not easy to find extra time, so I try to avoid pushing tasks from one day to the other. I prefer to just deal with it and get it over it.

There’s never going to be enough time for everything, and procrastinating makes things even worse, so you need to avoid it if you want to be an organized single mom.


If you are too busy to get organized, then you need to find a way to carve out some time to get organized, unless you enjoy living a chaotic life.

You can’t get organized unless you have a plan and know what areas of your life you should focus on. Instead of going through the motions of doing the same things with no real change or result, it’s better to make time to get organized.

Whether it is once a week or monthly, you have to plan and organize your life before other things get in the way. Here’s how you can go about organizing your life.

  • First, choose a time when you can actually focus and map out everything.
  • Next, figure out what areas of your life you want to organize. Some suggestions include your finances, meals, your home, work and career, health, or family life.
  • Make a list of what you need to do. What do you need to organize in each area?
  • Make a list of the tools or resources you need to stay organized. For example, a planner, budget planner, calendar, to-do list, meal planner and freezer containers, etc.
  • Execute your plan.

When you make time to get organized, you will find an improvement in your life. Getting organized also gives you peace of mind because you will know how things stand with you and that things will be taken care of.

You are not going to leave anything to chance.

Now, if your reason for not getting organized is lack of time, let me tell you that you will actually have more time when you are organized, so go ahead, and sacrifice some sleep time if you must, but make time to get organized.

If you need help organizing your meals, check out this simple and attractive weekly meal planner.

Next steps for single moms who want to get organized

Becoming organized is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a single mom.

But the problem is there are lots of single mom organization tips out there, making it pretty confusing and overwhelming to know which ones to use or apply to your life. My advice is to choose only what applies to you or what you need at the moment.

It’s okay to ignore anything that doean’t apply to you.

In this post, I have shared a lot of tips for getting organized, and I am positive you can find one or two you can use to improve your life.

Go ahead and take action. Start organizing your life today and don’t procrastinate.

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