Hi I’m Katrina, The Organised Housewife. I blog and share a daily dose of domestic advice to make a mums life simpler and tidier. If you are struggling, you can gain back the control, to have a home you enjoy spending time in and create calm to replace the chaos.
I’m also a wife to a wonderful and supportive man as well as a mother of 3 children, a tween and twin teens. I live on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
I wasn’t always as organised as I am today, I’ve had my share of struggles and melt downs, as all mothers tend to do, but going through that helped me to adapt routines to help keep the house under control. You can read my full story here.
On The Organised Housewife blog I share daily tips and ideas to keep the home and family organised. Ideas to create new habits like making the bed first thing in the morning, creating a routine for the kids to make mornings chaos and frustration free or suggesting areas to clean that you may forget about, such as the dust on the ceiling fans. My aim is to motivate and inspire readers to enjoy the journey they are living with their family while easily keeping a tidy home.
About The Printables
Over the years I have found that using charts, planners and more help me keep my sanity. 90% off the printables I have on the blog I have used in my own home over the years. All the printables are an instant download, which means you can purchase them, download and print them so you can start planning and organising in that same moment. Here are some printables that have saved my sanity below.
If it wasn’t for these I would be repeatedly yelling at the kids: have you brushed your teeth, made your bed, are you dressed for school yet? Instead the kids know to look at the routine chart and know what they need to do with no prompting from me.
The cleaning checklist includes daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual tasks. This checklist will help you remember cleaning tasks and create a routine to suit the time you have available.
I have this schedule framed in my laundry, it helps me keep on top of the washing and reminds me which load needs to be run each day. The print adds a boost of colour. Many different colours available, plus you can purchase a personalised version to suit your household.
Be organised this Christmas by using the ‘Christmas Planner’. Included in the planner is a full checklist to ensure that nothing will be forgotten, section to help you budget for gifts, food and more, write your list of who you are sending Christmas cards too, an area to note down your traditions and so much more. Print your planner and add the pages to a binder.