Thursday, January 24, 2008

Organizatin 101

Not that I am super organized- but I do try.
Here are a few of my best nuggets for a sane household.
My kids are 101/2, 8 1/2, 7, 5 1/2, and 3. Sanity is a must!
The entry for instance:
This is the first stop in the door. each kid has their own and Sebastian and I share. The baskets on top hold stuff like beach/pool towels, AWANA books and vests, Bibles, library books, etc. The bins below are for shoes.

They look good now, because all the kids are at school. Sometimes, though, I scoop everything out of the bench area to the floor and say "Fix that, please."

These are the little catch-all bins on the top. Notice the color coded names?

Or maybe Laundry:

These are the sorting bins. Everyone is responsible to get the laundry from their room and the bathroom down and sorted by Sunday night. Monday Mornings these are heaped over the top.

The labels are easy enough for the non literate 3 and 5 year olds.And of course these were the largest noncommercial units we could fit in our budget. I love them. They go with me if I ever move.

The bath towels and dishes are even color coded!

These ones have recently been downgraded to picnic/camping dishes.


Trish said...

Is your house ALWAYS that tidy?? By the way, I like the bra hanging in the picture of your laundry room, I hang mine dry also. I like office supplies also, but Ima mostly drawn to the post-it's. I likr them in colors and shapes. Nice cowboy shirt, I probably would have just called Miss Sue and she would have whipped something out for us by morning ;-)

Gina said...

I only took pictures of the clean areas. All the dirty laundry is in the rooms- this being thursday and all...

Lee Ann said...

OOh, ooh, oooh, I'm all about organization. I used to be sooo organized. Then I had kids. Now we're getting back into the swing of things.

Jeff said...

The cubbie things inside your door are great! Did you guys build those?