Last week I seemed to lose control of my organization. Zachary brought home a paper from school that talked about a "color of the day". Fun! Then there are the "specials" that he has at school (P.E., music, library, etc). And suddenly there was too much info to put on my ical. My poor little bulletin board wasn't helping me at all.
|My mess! (Before)|
I cleaned out my hanging files and assigned one to Jeff. It will hold his mail (I've NEVER known what to do with it!) and anything that I want him to see from the kids before putting it away. Then I have the top "bin" assigned to the kids with a folder for each of them. I plan to put papers in here that need attention, plus the extra papers with information from school that doesn't need to be displayed on the bulletin board. Our color coded school schedule will remain there so I can be sure that I am sending Zachary to school on the correct Fridays. (We have an all day twice a week and every other Friday schedule. Gets confusing!) Finally, I got a large academic year calendar from Meijer ($4.99) so I can have enough space to write everything on it. Now, I just have to explain the system to my household and we have to keep up with it. I'm determined to gain control of my kitchen island again! Now, if I can calm the disaster that is the office....baby steps....
|After. Still a work in progress, but better.|
What is your best tip for organizing all the paperwork that comes into the house? Are you finding that you are constantly changing it or have you found a system that just seems to work? Ok, and I need help with my HUGE stack of un-read magazines. What do you do with yours while they are waiting to be read?!