Friday, August 17, 2012

Baskets, bins, and buckets

I recently posted about a few small things I do around the house to make our daily life easier. Since then I have realized I have a few more-I enjoying posting about these because I love to look back and read what I was doing regarding my organization as a mom. I me nerdy! Ha! Also I also like to read what other mom's are doing too:

1. I have always kept a bag in the car with "in case of emergency" things inside (thanks Dad) but since having children there are "new" emergencies that can happen. I started using a small 31 organizer in the car between the captain seats, where the littles sit. Inside the bag I keep a few extra diapers for both, a pack of wipes, extra pacifiers, maybe a few snacks (that can't melt), an extra pair of shorts for Wyatt and a onesie for Sloane. I have also started putting a few toys in there for them. I try to rotate them out every week or so so they don't get bored of them.

2. Another thing I have been doing to help keep my car clean is to keep a few extra bags inside. This helps when we have been running errands all day and we finally make it home but seems to have so much stuff! I just throw it all in one bag and carry it inside. I hate getting back in the car later and it being messy and cluttered. By doing this I have a clean car each time I get in. ;)

3. We don't live in a very big house but it does seem we have baby gates everywhere. Between dogs and children it's annoying going back and forth from the living room to the bedrooms. :/ I decided to keep a basket of NEEDS in the living room (again another 31) I just keep it stocked with wet wipes, diapers, rash cream, and most recently the reusable wipes and spray (that's for a whole post in itself). This has been so helpful!

4. The small tote on the right is the living room needs. The taller one on the left is toys. I hate clutter. It also bothers me when the Little People are mixed with Legos, the super heros with Toy Story and so on...maybe someday I will let it go but I haven't yet. So...anyway, most of Wyatt's toys are in his room or downstairs. (organized and labeled in bins of course) We spend lots of time downstairs so I try to rotate toys a lot. Like I said earlier the bedrooms are close to the living room so Wyatt can run (he doesn't walk anywhere) to his room when he wants a different toy that's not out in the living room. I usually let him bring out whatever he wants throughout the day. I have learned to limit the times I clean/pick up-nap time and bedtime.

5. That leads to last and final basket of the day. ;) Each room has a basket. Once they go to sleep I don't dare go into their rooms. Each room has a basket where I put the items that belong in that room. Same for the basement, anything that goes downstairs goes in one spot. This makes putting away a lot easier! :)

Phew, this became a pretty lengthy post. Oops! Happy Friday y'all! Color Run STL for me tomorrow!!

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1 comment:

  1. Love your ideas :-) Now I need to order some more 31 Bags - the boys are moving into one bedrom and I need to have a basket with supplies in there since there will be no changing table . . .lots of great ideas!


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