and have you always been organized? any tips?? anything you do different now that you have children? how do you keep organized with children? have you ever had choas and just couldn't get organized and then got yourself back? thanksAnswer Question
Answer by mmmegan38 at 11:30 AM on May. 30, 2010
Answer by cookie269 at 11:33 AM on May. 30, 2010
Yes... I would think I am above average on the organizational scale.Â Once I became a mom it was a necessity.Â Basically the two main things I have to stress are
1) purge... if you dont use it, dont keep it.Â clothes, toys, anything and everything.Â if your not sure than put it in a black garbage bag in the garage for one month.Â If you dont go get it and use it... it is gone.
2) everything must have a place.Â When you buy somethig find a home for it that day.Â Dont move stuff from place to place it MUST have a home.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:36 AM on May. 30, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:37 AM on May. 30, 2010
Answer by lowencope at 11:38 AM on May. 30, 2010
a couple other things that help me...
3) every body in the family has a color. My calendar is color coded. Each activity is highlighted in the corresponding color, family activities in yellow.
4) each child has a hook right by the gargae enterance to the house.... all shoes, coats, school bags, etc gets put there before coming in the house.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on May. 30, 2010
Other things that MUST have a place.... mail, bills, home work, sports uniforms (I do not keep these in the kids rooms), Sports equipment (I keep these in the garage right by the door so they get put a way asap after a game), tv remotes, keys, purse, etc. I find that life is much smoother if these things have a very special place and EVERYone in the family knows where it is.
Some of my overly organized issues are alphabetical spices, all labels in the pantry MUST face forward. My pantry has specific places for specific items. Baking items together, cereals on the bottom so kids can reach, school snacks in one area, after school snacks in another....etc... there im a bit overly organized.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on May. 30, 2010
Answer by cookie269 at 11:45 AM on May. 30, 2010
Cookie269......... my bil was a grocery store manager..... he helped me when I moved in and it worked so well I kept it up.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on May. 30, 2010
Answer by BridgetC140 at 1:07 PM on May. 30, 2010