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Mission: Organization

When I started part-time I knew I needed to do something “extra” each day instead of the usual cleaning. Over the last 4 years of living here, so much has gotten shoved to the bottom of a very long to-do list. Just keeping up with laundry, dishes, wiping counters, cleaning sinks and mirrors, the floors, and so on and so on and so on…..was enough to keep me from doing anything beyond that.

Every time I open a closet, there is the clutter staring at me saying “Remember when you shoved me in here in 2015 and said you’d do it next weekend/next month/next Thanksgiving Break?”

So I’m taking a stand against that clutter and getting it organized!

I started with a list and every weekday in August, I tackled one of them.

I know you don’t care how neat my Tupperware cupboard is or how organized it looks under my bathroom sinks . BUT I do hope it inspires you to make your own list and cross some projects off. My house is starting to feel cleaner, bigger! I feel less stressed without having to struggle in the Tupperware cupboard or dig through all those cans and bottles to find my mousse!

Having a calendar with a plan is definitely going to hold me accountable! I’ve made a Mission: Organization Calendar for you, too. One version has my plan for the rest of September to give you some ideas. The other version is a blank calendar for you to print and fill in.  I also have a second calendar that’s exactly the same, but it is editable.  Enjoy your organized house! And let me know if you are using it by tagging me!

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Weekly Organization of Kids’ Outfits

Getting myself and 4 other little humans dressed in the morning is quite a feat! Picking out their clothes every morning, realizing there were no pants to match, the shirt was too small, a stain showed up out of nowhere and so on…was wasting precious time. After my third child arrived (a short 17 months after my 2nd child), I knew I had to get organized if I ever wanted to make it to work on time.

I wisened up and began a Sunday routine of picking out everyone’s clothes for the work week. Most weeks, I try to include a 6th outfit as a wild card, in case the weather changes, they aren’t feeling that day’s outfit, or whatever reason that comes up to totally throw off my morning.

All closets (my two middles share), have a hanging organizer where I store the clothes. Like I always say, it’s not fancy, it’s functional.

In the morning, they grab the outfit they want to wear that day. For my oldest two, it is organized by “special”, meaning Monday is P.E. day so it is a sporty outfit, Tuesday is Music, so she can wear skinny jeans and boots, and so on.

This has been such a great timesaver for us! Some Sundays I dread it, but when a crazy morning hits I am thankful I took the time to organize it!

What are your tips for the outfit situation?