I feel like organization has become so much easier as the digital age continues to grow. Our lives have gotten increasingly busier as we’ve had a baby, my business has grown, and Liam has started to have activities. So I want to share with you guys how we keep our life organized digitally just in case anyone needs some tips!
How We Keep Our Life Organized Digitally
Shared Calendar: The most important thing we do is share a Google calendar. That way no matter how busy we get or if one of us needs to make an appointment we can see what’s going on that day. I make most of Liam’s appointments, haircuts, etc and knowing what Andrew has going on and what I have going on is so helpful. I also volunteer at Liam’s school so being able to schedule that in so we can all see where we are going be each day really makes a difference. This way there is no arguing about what we are doing this weekend, or one of us can take Liam here or there. We know!
Google Drive: I organize basically EVERYTHING for my blog in here. Finances, editorial calendar, all my photos back up here, anything that involves my blog is here! We also keep our finances organized here. All of our recurring bills, upcoming plans, etc. We use Google Drive to plan trips, and keep anything for Liam organized. We also have all important documents saved here.
Meal Planning: We do this in our Google Calendar and I can’t tell you how much money we have saved and how much food we have stopped wasting. It also helps when we go to make our grocery list and there is no last minutes “what do you want for dinner tonight” arguments.
Checking In: Each night we try to check in on the next day, look at our calendar, and make sure we are on the same page. A simple text reminder of “hey I’m about to jump on this call” or “don’t forget Liam’s haircut tonight.” Those help too!
Shared Grocery List: We use an app called Todoist. We connected it to our Alexa (more on that below) and we both have the apps on our phone. That way if one of us happens to be at a grocery store, Target, etc we can check and see what anyone needs.
Alexa: The Alexa is great for reminders (Alexa remind me tomorrow at noon to make muffins) or timers (Alexa set a timer for 20 minutes) it’s also great to add to a grocery list or to do list. You can use theirs or connect apps like what I mentioned above! Super helpful when holding a screaming toddler but still needing to add things to a list!
Like i said this is how we keep our life organized digitally. These things have saved time, money, and arguments! I would love to know what you do differently.