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I will admit half the time I can't remember where I put my keys, what day of the week it is or what's going on for the next day. I guess it comes with the territory of Motherhood. Everyday I'm pulled in so many different directions and asked "where's this where's that?", "What time is the party?", "What time is the game?" and "Have you seen ... ?". I'm putting a stop to it all and organizing my family in 5 easy steps.
Can you relate to how this momma is feeling? Don't you want to get organized and simplify your life?
Find a few feet of wall space to get your family all set up. Make sure it's in a central location so everyone in the family can have access.
5 Easy Steps to Organize the Whole Family
1. File Folders
Have one file folder per family member to put any paper work that needs to be signed, homework, bills etc. This is one of my biggest faults. Normally our kitchen counter is stacked with papers until I decide it's time to go through it or someone asks me for a permission slip or paperwork they needed turned in. Sound familiar?
Choose a dry erase board so that way you can easily make changes to the family calendar where you'll have games, practices and when the hubby will be out of town all on one calendar. Do you ever have that conversation with your husband "Didn't you get my invite to google calendar?". "Why didn't I know there was practice this weekend?". Ha, you know exactly what I'm talking about !
This is perfect to pin up those invitations, special photos and business cards to get the plumbing work done. Plus, this adds a little character to your family's wall space.
Yes, I said charging station. With today's world having so many gadgets I think this is the one thing I'm asked over and over again for. "Mom, where's the iPad charger?" , "Wife, where's the iPhone charger?". I don't have a specific drawer for all the chargers but even if I did they would still ask which drawer! Am I right? De-stress your life and save time searching for chargers and add it to the central location where everyone will know where to look for them.
Add a small mounted shelf to your wall space so that you have an area to put the charging station, have pens, markers, sticky notes and anything else you would need.
Who's ready to be stress free? Start the New Year off right and organize your whole family by doing these 5 easy steps. If you have any other tips you're currently doing drop them in the comments below I'd love to hear them!