Friday, March 6, 2009

Semi-homemade Organization System

For this last Christmas, I begged the grandmothers to buy the kids a few things that weren't toys. (I know, mom is a bummer, but...) I found these great canvas organizers at One Step Ahead, and they're only $20 when you buy 2 or more! I dropped them off at Mrs. Everything's house and she monogrammed the kids' names on them!

Then I photoshopped some quick "Days of the Week" pictures to insert into each pocket (pictured at top of post). G-man's have cute pics of him with little sayings, and Big Sister's have the day of the week in English, Spanish (duh, we live in TX), and French (because it was easiest to find online).

A must have for all you busy mommas! On Sunday night, I check the weather forecast (because in March in TX... it could snow one day and be 80 degrees the next!), and set out everything the kiddos will need for the week - tops, bottoms, socks, underwear, shoes, hair bows! It all goes into the pocket for that day of the wk!

(Okay, the pics are smaller than I wanted.... and I don't have them here at work, so I'll replace them this weekend, so you can actually see them! Just a perfect ending to this wk, don't ya think? I added the pics at the top, so you could get a better idea...)
Oh, and remember my mom-tuition from yesterday? It was $hit, totally wrong... baby G was being a cranky teether, had a little fluid in one ear, but nothing to worry about. That's a FIRST, since having kiddos! So, yea for being wrong! I actually worked an ENTIRE work week. And that's amazing... Happy weekend, y'all!


Miss Priss' Momma said...

Love the pics!! Did you decide to hang them in the laundry room? Totally makes sense to so you only have to move them from the dryer to the organizer.

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Yes! Good point! ;) I was originally using the over-the-door hooks and hanging them in their rooms. But being the (lazy) efficient mom I am, I moved them to the laundry room. Straight from dryer to organizer! :)

Beth McC. said...

YAY I love all the organizing tips! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

Rona's Home Page said...

Very cool.
I love your tips.
I have to be organized. We very busy and if I don't put appointments on the calendar well, it's not pretty.
Today, I forgot that I had a doctor's appt on Wed. Ugh!
Have a great weekend.

Leah J. said...

Fabulous idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

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