Sunday, August 7, 2011

Family Organizing Corner

This week officially begins our journey into the education system.  It will last for at least the next 15 years and I'm a little apprehensive to see what it will be like.  In anticipation of this day a few weeks back I took everything down off our refrigerator and re-made it into a family organizing center.  Let me show you what I mean:
 I'll explain the corner from top left moving clockwise and ending on the bottom left.
  • First I have "Wise Words for Moms". For a full explanation of this chart you'll have to read my other post.
  • Next is a calendar that I picked up from Borders.  I love that is has the "at a glance" week view that I can fill in at the bottom.  I plan on using this with Ethan to show him how the week progresses.  To the right of the week view is a note pad which I like too!
  • Next are two copies of my meal planning worksheet.  They are both folded in half.  On the left is this week's meal schedule and on the right is next week's grocery list.
  • Finally there is a magnetic clip where Philip can put the bills.  We lost a bill a couple of months ago and I hate paying late fees!  Now there is a convienent obvious place to put and store bills until they get paid.
How do you keep your family organized during hectic seasons of life?  I'd love to see your ideas!

    1 comment:

    Betsy said...

    My organization system? My head :-). Actually, it's true. When Mommy is organized, the rest of the house falls into place. So I keep my trusty daytimer handy, have printed out visual reminders for kids regarding their routines, and I try to stick to our routine as much as possible. Routines make it easier for kids to keep up!


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