11 RESOURCES FOR MOMPRENEURS TO STAY ORGANIZED AND STRESS FREE THIS HOLIDAY
Nov 25, 2016
You're a Mama and an Entrepreneur.
You need to get the Holiday shopping done, plan the menu, organize the potluck, make sure all the bags are packed if you're traveling and somehow get your newsletter out on time.
First, please don't try to do it all alone if you can help it. Delegate where possible. But, if delegating is not an option or is limited, here are some handy apps and programs that can help make this holiday season a little more productive and stress free.
Easy Peasy Shopping from home:
If you are not using Amazon already (why not?!.....just kidding, just kidding....It's just been my lifesaver!)
Please look into Amazon Prime or just Amazon in general. You can get all of your holiday shopping done (gift wrapped for extra) in one simple website session. And many times they even have the cheapest prices around for items you would have to go out and pick up at the store.
If you will be out and about looking for those deals:
2) Shopular App
This app will "push" coupon notifications and event information about the particular store you are in or near by.
3) ShopSavvy App
This app gives you a barcode to scan your item of choice at the store and will show you all of the other places to buy the item and compare prices and even find coupons for each store if available.
Stop coupon clipping forever!
Flipp will send you the latest weekly ad circulars, from all of your favorite stores. This way you can cut down on sifting through those weekly ads you get in the newspaper and instead get them all with one simple click.
5) Thing to Bring app
Stay organized with who is bringing what to the party. You can easily invite others to use the app and they will put what they are bringing, this way you always know what is still needed.
7) Grocery Delivery
Short on time? Or just don't feel like going through that battle...I mean adventure.... of grocery shopping with the kiddos? A lot of major cities now have at least one grocery store that offers grocery delivery and usually is free if ordering a certain amount of groceries. I actually do this weekly with my local Safeway. This saves so much time!
8) All Recipes.com
Get some inspiration and find some delicious recipes. AllRecipes.com include reviews from those who have made them.
Holiday greetings and thank you cards
Of course there is always the E-card option, but why not try to opt for the "real" thing with Postable.com
They mail it for you and make it look hand-written!
Send out holiday cards and even thank you cards that look handwritten. They are printed with handwritten font, but you'd have to study it pretty hard to realize it is computerized. You can even choose cards where you can add your own family pics.
You can also easily store all of your name and addresses within this site.
10) Cafe Wifi
Out of town and able to get away for a moment (ie: In-laws want some time with the little ones) and you want to find the nearest place with wifi to get some work in? Use this app to find the closest place with wifi. Read reviews from other users on their experience in these local places and how they rate the cafe.
Do your best to pre-schedule your social media and newsletters for that week so you can truly enjoy that family time.
- Buffer, Hootsuite, Meet Edgar are just a few of the social media schedulers out there.
- Set up an auto-reply on your email to let people know you have received their message but will be out of town, etc. until a certain date when you will be sure to get back to them!
So, with all of the things that need to get done this holiday season, please also remember to take out a moment for you. Even if it's a bubble bath, a cup of tea or a pedicure (bonus points if you manage to do all 3!). Honor yourself as well mama, for all that you do is truly amazing!
Download your free Gift and Holiday Card tracker so you can easily see at a glance what still needs to be bought and who still needs a holiday card from you.
Hey there. Welcome! As a productivity & Business Strategist I help entrepreneurs like you, find the time to grow your business without the overwhelm, so there is more time for what matters most . xoxo