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School has started, we are settling into routines and life is busy. Before the holidays I am challenging myself to get more organized. I want to see more organization in my life and purge the junk. If I can tackle the junk drawer today it will be a major win.
Don’t let the chaos overwhelm you. Rome wasn’t built in a day and organizing a home occupied by five people is a lot to take in. Get your entire family on board to help the organization process. I will say it is taking a little bribing to get them to consistently help out while we get this house organized. I have committed to organizing one room each week. Things have drastically changed already with these four tips.
Five Tips To Organize My Home
Do you have a command center? It’s time to make a communal spot for keys, mail, phones to charge and the family calendar. Make it a habit to get these items in the same spot everyday. Encourage your kids to get their backpacks and next days items ready to grab and go in this spot. We have added a cabinet with a hanging board in our kitchen. It’s the one location we always start and end our day.
I cringe at piles of laundry on the floor. Is it clean? Is it dirty? We always used laundry baskets, but these days everyone gets a laundry bag of their own. If it’s dirty it goes in the bag, if they leave clothes on the floor I take away game time. To keep clean towels in good supply, we have color coded towels for each bathroom. It keeps me from having to check to see where we need clean towels. I know that every bathroom has four and if they are all dirty that room is out of towels. I hang and fold clothes right out of the dryer. My kids have color coded hangers and grab what is theirs without sifting through clothes.
We now use labeled bins, canisters and airtight storage containers to keep our pantry clean and organized. I was tired of sifting through shelves to find snacks. We no longer pile things behind each other. Everything has a spot and it’s easier to see what needs to be replenished and what we have a lot of.
I can’t take the idea of having stuff all around the house and constantly thinking, “who’s this”? We label all things with our Brother P-Touch label maker. From storage bins to crayons, it’s easier to keep track of who’s is who and what goes where.
The Brother P-touch Home and Office Labeler goes beyond my office. The label maker is easy enough that my six-year-old can work it. The pre-designed labels are fun and help personalize all of our items. Preview the text and layout before you print to edit and personalize it just the way you want.
I love being able to decorate labels with frames and symbols. The Brother PT-D200 has built-in memory stores up to 30 of your favorite labels.
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