Every January, I find a renewed desire to get my family organized. My two sons stay busy with after-school activities, and with me working full-time, anything that helps keep us all on the same page is a huge win!
Below are three ideas you can implement in this new decade to aid in organizing your family.
A five-minute cleaning sprint
This is a great and manageable way to get the house in order at the end of the day. Set a timer for five minutes and have everyone stay focused on tidying for that time! Will the entire house be spotless after five minutes? Of course not! But, it’s way better than nothing and gives everyone the chance to chip in and help.
Open storage zones in kid’s rooms
It’s so much easier for little ones to clean up after themselves when they SEE where everything goes! It also helps empower them to find their own toys rather than asking mom or dad to go on a hunt for that one missing (teeny-tiny) LEGO wheel. Store toys and art supplies in open baskets or buckets on shelves and sort them logically.
Sort the clutter
Get a basket or bucket for each family member that stays on the stairs, hanging in the entryway, or by a main hallway. As the house gets picked up or you come across miscellaneous items, place them in their owners’ container to be put away later (maybe as part of the five-minute cleaning sprint I mentioned above!).
Here’s to an organized new year! I hope these tips help you breathe a little easier in 2020. Anything to help a fellow mama out!
Written by Nancy Yen of Omie Life.
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