i don't know if i'm in this major nesting phase or what, but since returning home, i have done nothing but clean, organize, re-organize and clean some more.
our goodwill pile is crazy huge in the garage, and i have to stop and wonder what we were doing with so much stuff to begin with?
i like to be organized, and with kids, you kind of have to be.
i am working at being better and better with my organizational skills...apparently that's a skill that you are born with, and i just wasn't born with it.
when elsa came home, i started the color system with the kids.
really, i should have started this when i had 2 kids because it makes my life way easier.
each kid gets their own color.
caedmon is green.
hadley is pink/red.
elsa is orange.
milo is blue.
kohen is yellow.
new baby will be purple.
they each have their own cups/plates/forks/spoons/bowls/towels/pillow cases/toothbrush cups...etc. in their color.
this has made life way easier as i'm no longer saying "whose is this cup? who was drinking from this last? who used this towel? etc."
their shoe bins are even labeled in their names...in their colors.
yes, i think so.
it literally took 2 seconds for the kids to catch on to the colors.
ask any of them and they know whose color is whose.
and don't try to give them someone else's color or all hell will break loose.
and actually, anything that is orange, elsa thinks is hers.
i walk out with an orange shirt on and she says "mommy, you wearing elsa's shirt?"
"no elsa, this is mommy's shirt".
we are in the store and she sees an orange anything and she is convinced it's hers.
if we're ever at your house and something orange is missing after we leave, you know who took it.
so, in the midst of chaos with children, this has given me a little peace.
what do you do to help with organization?
i'd seriously love to hear.