If you’re a parent, you know how important it is to remain organized. If you don’t put systems in place early on, things become chaotic quick. This is especially true if everyone has different schedules to keep track of. Rather than rely on memory or a pocket calendar that gets lost in the shuffle, there are some things you can do that help keep better track of you and your kids’ obligations, chores, and appointments.
Here are some organizational systems at home that work well for kids:
- Homework Centers. Set up a designated spot in your home specifically for homework-related activities. Make sure that there are plenty of supplies for the kids to use and a place where they can sit down with their homework. If you like checking their work over, have them place completed worksheets and reports in a basket or envelope.
- Catch-All Baskets. Toys, books, electronics, and clothing can be put in each child’s basket. They can then be given the responsibility of returning the items to their proper location. This is something that should be done nightly to avoid cluttering up high traffic areas of the home.
- Chore Lists. Put them in a place where they can be seen and updated regularly. Give each child their own set of chores to do each week. Once they’ve done what they’re supposed to do, have them check the laminated lists off with a dry erase pen so you know that it’s been done.
- BinderBags. Our Backpacks, Messenger bags, and Sleeves are handy for storing paperwork, school supplies, jackets, and even lunch. Buy one for each child and help get them better organized immediately.
Setting up organizational systems at home takes time but is well worth the effort spent. If you haven’t had an opportunity to tackle the clutter your household has created, take some time to do so today. You’ll be amazed at how much easier things become once you’ve added extra bins, baskets, and tubs to the rooms of your home. Establishing a sense of order through systems is one of the best ways to stay on top of everything you and your children need to remember throughout the week.