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If you are a mom who stays at home, then you know that it can sometimes be difficult to maintain an organized life. There are a few tips that you can keep in mind if you have little ones who run around all day. These tips can be used when children go to school or if you have older children as well.

Charts
One of the ways that you can know when appointments are through the week and where everyone will be is to keep a chart. Charts can also be used to keep track of bills that need to be paid and chores that need done in the home. When school starts, you can use charts to make sure everyone has homework done and know when projects are due.

Get Rid Of the Unwanted
If there is something that your kids no longer play with, then you might want to consider getting rid of those items. They can be donated to an organization that helps children, you can have a yard sale to make a little extra money to get something that the kids really want, or you can take them to a secondhand store. Make sure there are no broken items or torn clothing if you are donating them.

Storage
When you have plenty of storage in the home, then it will be a little easier to maintain organization. Companies like Quantum Storage have options when it comes to bins and cabinets. You can label the storage compartments so that children will be able to learn where their toys go when they are finished playing with them. The storage compartments can also be used for items in the home that seem to have no place to go, such as curtains that aren’t being used, movies that aren’t watched or documents that you need to keep.

Cleaning as You Move
You will probably be chasing little ones around the home through the day. While you are running after them, you can clean the room as well. This will give you a chance to make sure the children are monitored while you clean all of the clutter that is left behind as they go from one room to another.

As a mother, you probably know that your job is never done. In order to maintain organization, you can use techniques that include storage and keeping charts on walls or on the refrigerator. Another option is to clean each room as the children leave it and head to another area of the house.

 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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