If you found yourself relating to any of the baseball-mom styles in this hilarious video, you’ll probably enjoy this list of baseball mom organization hacks.
Let us know in the comments below if we missed any important hacks or if you found any of these helpful!
Top Baseball Mom Organization Hacks
- Preparedness Bag
Most parents of baseball players talk about wanting a preparedness bag, but the overwhelming number of options for what can go inside deter most from making one. We’ve done the work for you by scanning the internet and reflecting on our own gameday experiences to provide you with a terrific list of items you’ll want in your preparedness bag. Here are the things you are most likely to need:
- Wet wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Portable phone charger (must keep fully charged)
- $5 in dollar bills for a snack shack pick-me-up
- Feminine hygiene products (even when it’s not that time of the month)
- Three rubber bands
- Miniature Vaseline (good for lips and much more; doesn’t melt as easily as Chapstick)
- Pain-B-Gone Roll On (soothe muscle soreness with all-natural ingredients)
- Reset for the Next Game
It’s far too easy to neglect baseball bags and supplies after a game. Whether you are putting it off until another day due to time, energy or you just forgot, you will always be better off for having your sports gear prepared ahead of time. This includes washing uniforms and accessory garments, replenishing your preparedness bag, and placing everything in their designated places.
If you can make a habit out of resetting for the next game or practice immediately after getting home from the last one, the entire family will be better off for it. And if you can include your kids in this practice of organization and self-control, they’ll be better off as well.
- Learn Players Names
By cheering on all of the members of your kid’s team by name, you are communicating several important things to your child. First, you are communicating that you care and you are engaged. With the distraction of technology
Second, you’re teaching your child about teamwork. Even if you kid is the star player on the team, they need to learn that sports are dependent on the success of the whole team, not just one person.
An easy way to learn everyone’s names is to take notes when you hear cheering for a specific kid. It’s okay to look back at your notes when you need to remember which kid is a specific number.
- Uniform Prep
Baseball mom organization hack: DO NOT place clean baseball uniforms in the drawers with the rest of your kid’s clothes. Inevitably, on Saturday morning, your child will be missing their shirt or one sock. It’s far easier to establish a bag for baseball uniforms and hang that bag in the closet.
- Icy Water Bottles
By emptying a water bottle halfway and then leaving it on its side in the freeze, you get icy water bottles that can double as food coolers should you need them. Plus, they are excellent at helping your baseball players stay cool.
- Get the Whole Team Behind a Fundraiser
It’s challenging to lead a fundraiser, let alone lead it without full team support. Check out our blog, “How to Activate Your Team for a Successful Baseball Fundraiser” for tips on how to get your team on the same page.
We hope this list has helped you or motivated you in some way! Please feel free to leave a comment or question for the rest of the baseball mom community to benefit from. And be sure to contact us for ideas on successful baseball fundraisers.