Organization

Color Code

Category: Organization

I have 5 children and a small house. Every child has a different favorite color. So I color code everything from toys, lunch boxes or even toothbrushes. I put a little colored dot on things or choose items based on their color. I know at a quick glance who everything belongs to and who needs to pick up what. Such a time saver.

Organizer for Gloves and Scarves

Category: Organization

I've discovered using an over-the-door shoe organizer as an organizer in the coat closet for gloves, scarves, umbrellas etc! Love it.

Organizing Toys

Category: Organization

I have a shelf with bins for the grand kids toys. To teach them matching, organization and responsibility skills, I have taped pictures of which toy belongs in which bin. They can help clean their bedroom by matching the toy to the picture.

Color Coordinate the Closet

Category: Organization

I have been doing this since my children have been small. I found that I was always limited in time to get myself ready to go anywhere. I decided to take the clothes in my closet and put all the colors together so when I got dressed it was easier to go to the red section and pull out a shirt that was that color. I didn't always have time to stand and look through all my clothes to decide what to wear. I am now 51 and I still have my closet organized that way. It makes me feel like I have it together! I really simplifies your life!

Remembering Passwords

Category: Organization

Both my workplaces require computer passwords to change every 90 days. Each password must have capitals, lowercase, numbers, AND special characters. It was so difficult to come up with anything remotely memorable that would meet this criteria until it hit me- Scripture references! John 15:5, Luke 10:41, etc., suddenly it's easy to think of and easy to remember, even if I have to change it frequently. (And, as a bonus, helps me with Scripture memorization.)

Clean Out Closet

Category: Organization

Instead of waiting for season end to clean out closets, we keep a box available for out grown clothes and shoes. Clutter can be kept out of closet and drawers! Donations can be made as soon as the box is filled.

Get Rid of Clutter

Category: Organization

Get rid of all the clutter that is weighing you down. Not just in your house but also your life. From old clothes that make you depressed (because you cant fit into them anymore) to old issues that weigh you down.

Everything Has It's Place

Category: Organization

When they were younger, my kids were constantly losing things for school or toys, so I had a saying that helped save time and got rid of frustration in the mornings before school or times when they were just trying to find something. It is - Everything in it's place and a place for everything. Keeping things organized cut down on unhappy mornings and unhappy kids and parents!

Use Camera Phone

Category: Organization

Simplify by using the camera on your phone! Snap a photo of kids birthday invites, band rehearsals and dentist appt card. It helps you remember dates instead of looking for that paper. Take photo of return address labels on holiday cards which will help update your address book, snap recipes or tips in magazines in the "waiting area". Anytime you think "I have to remember that, or I'd like to try that or share this" you can! Don't forget to download or delete regularly.

Syncing our Calendars

Category: Organization

My husband, daughter and I all have smartphones that sync with each other and our computers/tablets. We keep all of our calendars synced together. This has helped when trying to schedule new activities or asking permission (my daughter) to do something. We then print weekly calendars and put on the fridge for a quick-at-glance check. This has made life so much easier! I no longer have to wait to make doctor's appointments until I get home to look at my calendar--I've always got it with me.