Merriment is back with more simple yet ingenious ways to gain some calm and control through organization. With schoolwork and activities piling up and the frenzy of the holidays approaching, now is the time to make sure that all of your ‘everyday’ tasks are as straightforward and seamless as possible. Less stress, here we come!
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- Mon.-Fri. Closet Organizer – Have a week’s worth of school clothes picked out and ready to go. As a kid who always had her clothes laid out the night before, I LOVE this idea!
- Mailing Tubes for Art Storage – Label, roll, and store the endless art projects that are no longer on display in mailing tubes.
- Closet Bins Labeled with Pictures – Great idea for younger children who can’t read; separate various items with images instead of words.
- Closet Hooks Labeled with Sizes – Perfect for the closets of nurseries, growing kids, or shared siblings
- Wagon as Bookshelf –An adorably clever way to display and organize your kids’ books!
- The Fridge Chore Chart – an oldie but a goodie
- Nursery Organization Bins ‘Burp, Bathe, Bundle’ – Great way to keep your rags, towels, and blankets separated.
- Photo Paperweight – Add a little joy to your work with photo paperweights of your kids!
- Playful Jars for arts & crafts storage
- 3-Ring Binders for school papers, report cards by grade, etc. – With so many brilliant ideas out there, it’s still hard to beat a 3-ring binder for school organization.
- Create a Household Binder to keep track of finances, babysitters, schedules, EVERYTHING. Don’t miss the step-by-step instructions and other genius suggestions at iheartorganizing.blogspot.com!
- Wall Book Shelf to keep books on display and out of the way
- Kids Workspace – If you have the space, provide your kids with their own organized workspace for crafts, schoolwork, and activities. Modify for their ages and likes, but remember to leave room for growth.
- Lego Organization – Legos are incredible toys for learning, but I have discovered that they are organization’s worst nightmare! Keep them under control with labeled bins by color. Include designated bins for the boards and the character pieces.
- Mudroom Central – Love the shoe organization, clear calendar, and wall storage!
- Planters as Wall Storage for Toys