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Organize Me Monday

With the start of a new year, I thought I would add a new feature to my blog.  Every Monday, I am going to be posting an organizing challenge that I will be working on during the week. 

Overall, I'm pretty organized, but there are certain parts of my life that need a little help.

This week's goal is to get our mornings more in order.  For the most part, I have things down pat.  Bags are packed the night before, clothes for the kids are laid out if it's a school day, coats and hats are located on the hooks by the back door.  Yet I still find mornings rushed.

Things I've done today:
  • I found that I was carrying my purse, my work bag (with planner and reading material), as well as my lunch and coffee.  I bought a new bag from Kohls that is big enough for my wallet and misc purse items, my planner, and my Kindle. 
  • My lunch bag is now on the counter, filled with non-refridgerated items, as well as any forks or napkins I might need.  Keith always puts my sandwich in the same spot in the fridge, so I just need to toss that in my bag and go.
  • Instead of finding water bottles that morning and shoving them in my bag, I use a re-usable water bottle that I can keep at work and wash out in the sink as needed.
Things to work on this week:
  • Plan all my outfits for the week and put them in one spot in my closet for easy access.
  • Put out all jewelry and accessories on my dresser.  (Side project: clear off dresser of non-essential items that are just taking up space.)
  • Get up 15 minutes earlier a day. (Would have happened today if not for my bedtime buddy - Keira hung out with me from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.  Then when she finally went back to bed without screaming, she made up some story between Dora and Diego with some loud sound effects.)
  • Find a cure for temper tantrums so that as I am ready to leave - early - I don't have to find Colin naked, which then leads to a 5 minute screaming fit (from him, not me) due to be re-dressed.

Comments

I really like this idea! And I was doing the same thing - carrying a purse and bag to work. I have my eye on a new bag that I think will solve this problem. Great post!
Quadmama said…
I've found that having everything in its place the night before definitely makes the mornings seem less chaotic. Good luck.
Annie said…
I agree, if most things are done the night before mornings are going to be more easy. Good luck!!

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