Friday, August 3, 2012

Phenomenal Tip: Home Organization + Howards Storage World Contest

Our homes should inspire us.  It is the place we come home to everyday to rest, to relax and enjoy the company of our loved ones. An organized home makes for a happy home.  

Ultimately, my effort to be organized is for the purpose of being an intentional role model for my kids.  And that is why in my home, organization is a never-ending process.  I know the benefits of being organized and I want my kids to benefit from it, too.  I want to model for them how organization can make them more efficient and productive.  Hopefully, they will take their cues from me as they see me practice what I preach.

Here are some of the things I do to keep our home organized:

1.  I like keeping my pantry and refrigerator/freezer items coraled in same-category containers

 2. I maintain the neatness and tidiness of kids' study area by giving each kid a big, personalized box to put all school related materials. 

3.  To encourage my kids to do self-initiated art projects, art materials are organized in a mobile art cabinet, which can be rolled into any room with ease. 

4.  A closet with a strong organizational system helps everyone along.  Because all our wardrobe closet and shelves are labeled properly, and small items are coraled in containers, our weekday mornings are relatively quiet even as I occasionally hurry the kids to get out of the door on time.  There is no mad rush for that missing sock, uniform or what have you.

5.  My kids' clothes are segregated using the dot technique, an organization solution that can grow with the family!
Read this to know more why the dot-system is THE star of my kids' organized closet.

Being an organized mom leads to having more time for myself, doing the things I actually want to do like catching up on my reading, giving myself a pedi... or organize some more should my entry get chosen for the Howard Storage World + Dainty Mom Wow Your Wardrobe Contest.! :)

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The Sunset Goddess said...

I love this post!! I love anything to do with organizing and storage! :) This is also the first time I've heard of the dot technique and I must say, that's really smart :) Thanks for sharing :)

Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings said...

You're so super organized! Good luck on your entry to Dainty Mom's contest! I should head over to Martine's site to see what she's up to also! These are phenomenal tips, Tina! Have a good weekend!

Mom-Friday said...

Good luck, you deserve to win! Great tips!
I am an organizer at heart but the amount of stuff we have scares me, I don't know where to start! Plus, I am a procrastinator so I only have myself to blame.

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