– The family calendar is often the glue that holds the entire organizational structure together. By writing down all the appointments and events that the family has planned, you will be to able stay organized and on top of everything. Large families with multiple activities happening may want to consider using one calendar for each person. Keep the calendars where they can be easily seen, such as in the kitchen or dining area.
– At the beginning of every week, place five school outfits for each child into a separate compartment of the closet. If the kids wake up late, they can just grab the clothes and go.
– When children understand organizational systems, they’ll maintain them with less fuss. (Even preschoolers can help if you label drawers with pictures of what goes inside.) Instead of telling children to clean their room everyday, ask them to put away their clothes today, straighten their desk tomorrow, and clean up their toys the next day.
– If you schedule your house chores to be completed on certain days, you will easily stay on top of things. You will be able to get all your house chores done in a timely manner without forgetting any of them. For example, Monday can be for dusting, while Tuesday is laundry day.
– To cut down on household clutter, every time your children get something new, take something old out of the house.
– Create a home for such items as your purse, keys, glasses and gloves. These are the things that people generally waste time looking for when they are ready to leave the house. If everything has a place, preferably by the front door, lost keys will no longer be a problem.