As a busy Mom of 3 boys, I know how hectic life can be and staying organized many times has to take a back seat to busy day-to-day life. However, I've learned that if I take just a few minutes to label household containers life routinely becomes easier simply because everyone in the house knows where items are and where they belong. I live with 4 boys and even our 2 dogs and 1 cat are all BOYS, making it 7 in total! So, yes I have an idea about how organizing can make life easier.
Let's start in the kitchen. I routinely use our Write-On Labels on freezer safe, glass casserole dishes. So, anytime I make lasagna, spaghetti sauce, enchilada's, etc. I make just a little extra and freeze it for a night that I really don't feel like cooking. This is also great if a friend or neighbor needs a meal.
For the pantry, all the kids snacks are in clear containers with easy to open and close lids. Each labeled with the contents and a date as needed.
Moving on to the art and craft supplies. Again, everything is stored in see-through containers. I make sure lids are easy to open and close, so that even the youngest can manage on his own. Larger items like dress up costumes and light sabers are in pull out bins with, drum roll please . . . see-through fronts and a label.
Office Supplies in the home office are generally in drawers hidden away, but for items that go on shelves I put in containers and label.
In the attic, I store all the children's clothes they've outgrown in large plastic storage bins with our Clothing Storage Labels
on the outside. I try to purchase the same size bins, so they stack
easily in the attic. Our Clothing Storage Labels have the clothing size
pre-printed on the label for you and areas for you to mark the season
(Fall/Winter, Spring/Summer) and check boxes for whether the contents
are for resale, donate or other.
This really makes it easy for when I need to pull down hand me down clothing for a younger child and when it's time for a garage sale. I simply pull the bin I need and grab what's needed. If it's for a garage sale, it's easy to just put a big price tag on the front of the bin and people will happily sort through a bin of clothing if it's all in the size their looking for.
You can order any of our labels with individual names or you can use our Write-On Labels and write and erase as needed.
Now, put on your weekend to-do list to go buy containers, pick out your labels and start organizing. There's a child-free bubble bath in your future!