It’s possible that I am the most disorganized person in the history of the world. You might think I’m exaggerating, but I swear I’m not. While I’ve been able to come up with a few ways to keep all of the kid’s stuff somewhat organized, I am still at a loss for what to do with all of the papers, library books and schoolwork that make their way into our lives. And let me tell you, there are a LOT of paper products coming through our door on daily basis.
Add to that the fact that I have schedules for three kids and a husband to keep track of and I am pretty much in a constant state of confusion over what is going on in our lives.
I’d really love to not have to spend 15 minutes every Monday morning searching high and low for a missing library book that has to be returned to school that day. I’d also love to have a reminder somewhere that Tuesday is Sharing Day, so Dylan doesn’t forget his item…again. As baseball season approaches, we’re going to have practices and games to add to the mix and soon enough, Zach will be starting Kindergarten so he’ll have even more that will need to be kept track of.
My brain is already spinning.
I currently use my iPhone paired with Google Calendar to keep track of appointments and activities, but I’d like something that I can hang on the wall so we can all glance at it to see what everyone’s got going on. Also, there are times when it would be so much easier to write a quick note on a calendar instead of putting all of the information into my phone.
As far as library books, projects and schoolwork, we’re currently in a situation where we have absolutely no system. They all just kind of end up where ever they end up, and we spend more time looking for missing items than I care to admit. The boys need a place where they can put their stuff so we can all find it when we need it.
Luckily, we still have time to come up with a few plans and put them into action before our remodel is finished. I just have no idea what we want or how to make it work.
So tell me, do you have a family organization system that works for you? We need all the help we can get.
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