Fall is a busy time! Devote a room or area in your home for an "Easy Come - Easy Go" system.
Sophia's Simple Suggestions:
De-Clutter a Room or an Area
Don't let a room or an area become a "catch all" when families come home from school, work, or play. Put out of season things like gardening supplies or outdoor sports equipment in plastic bags or bins. Label and store them in garage or give things away. Look around the room you are organizing. If it is a utility room, is everything either "laundry" or " landing area" related?
Daily Comings and Goings
Hang backpacks, hats, umbrellas, jackets, and coats on heavy hooks. Install a wall shelf with areas for lunch boxes, briefcases, laptops, and purses. Keys? Drop them in bowl or hang them in same place daily. Think of what you need near the door, like flashlights or dog leashes, for this area. Knowing where things are saves time and confusion!
Shoes and Boots
If you take off your shoes when you enter the door, have a seat. Use an ottoman or chair if room allows. Make a cubby system that allows everyone a place for their athletic shoes, garden clogs, pool shoes, and rain boots!
Mail and Paper
What to do? Design an in/out system that works for your family's incoming and outgoing papers. School forms or schedules go to "in box", while completed ones go to "out box".Place bills and other mail in labeled areas. A heavy basket is good for magazines. Throw away unwanted mail in trash, shred, or put in recycle bin.
Hang one in this area for everyone to see. Each family member can add important dates and deadlines using their own "Color" for fun. Hang different colored pens near the calendar for easy access. Also, we love artwork hung here!
Hopefully, these quick home organization projects assist for an "Easy Come - Easy Go" home this fall ~!
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