• The Home Girls

Top 3 Organizational Tips For Parents

We all know the many struggles that can come with being a parent. It’s clear that everyday life with little ones has its ups and downs. With the hope of trying to make everyone's lives a little bit easier, here are some of the tips that we think can help keep busy parents #organized.

1. Purge, Purge, Purge! (seriously, it's time to #purge)

Have you ever seen a child open gifts on their birthday or Christmas, PURE excitement and joy...but how soon until they outgrow it or find interests elsewhere? What about clothes? One minute it fits the next they’ve grown three sizes! Donating is an amazing option when these kinds of scenarios arise. Aim to do this every 3 months if possible, even a small bit of purging makes a big difference over time. Not only are you ridding your house of unused clutter, but you’re helping others and teaching your children some sharing and caring skills. Another tip to decrease clutter with your children is to enforce the one in, one out rule. For every toy or piece of clothing they get, one has to go.

2. Labels. Are. Your. Friend.

Get yourself some labels and a nice pen and just give it a go! Labeling spaces like the pantry, closets and craft drawers can be so beneficial to the organization and overall functionality of your everyday life. The best part, if your son/daughter can read, or are learning to read, they can foster some independence by finding what they're looking for with the assistance of labels, or know where to return items without you having to remind them!

3. Sunday Night Preparations

A great way to relieve the stress Monday morning can often bring is to plan out your meals for the week in advance. This includes lunches, dinners and even some snack prep. Make it a family event where you all sit down and talk about what everyone would like for the week. This is a great opportunity to go over everyone's #schedule that week as well. This allows your kids to communicate what they like and and maybe work out some compromises in advance. If you're kiddos are old enough have them assist you in the kitchen and enjoy a couple of quality family time in kitchen.

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