The Self Care Model: Organization
Organization saves time.
Organization is the idea of putting things together in a logical order.
Use a calendar! Your choice of the type you use- but please use one! We don’t want to forget important dates, events or birthdays! I like to use a physical/paper calendar that allows me to make notes. I keep the past year so i can look back on the notes I made or events when I am trying to remember the specific date of something.
This is my favorite brand. I love the colors, patterns and the amount of room for note taking.
We need to declutter:
In the process, ask yourself this questions, “If I was going to move today, would I take this with me?”
Have a designated place for everything. This allows family members to know where things are located and to be returned.
Tips for organization:
Use clear jars
* Mason jars with wide lids are my favorite!
Have specific containers for certain things
When we see things are running low it is time to buy again.
Keep all devices charged and carry a portable charger with you when necessary.
Have a master grocery list:
On your phone
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Buy two of things you use up quickly
Condiments and kitchen staples
Kleenex and toilet paper
When we are cooking, put thighs away immediately or while the meal is cooking/baking.
Wipe down countertops often.
Empty small trash cans daily
Take out large trash BEFORE it gets too full!
Pack ahead of time:
Your personal bags
Makes morning so much smoother
Kids school bags
Go through the bag each night so there are no surprises in the morning.
Clean each night and morning
Have clorox wipes in the bathroom and wipe down all services before leaving for the day and each evening before bed.
Keep baby wipes close to the kitchen and dining area. Great for cleaning up messes quickly and wiping dirty hands and faces.
Mop yourself out of the house, someone always wants to walk across the wet floor!
Make a master schedule of weekly and monthly cleaning jobs:
Deep clean bathroom
Vacuum under furniture and beds
Walls when necessary-often eliminates painting
Polish floors and wood
Bring grocery sacks or garbage bags for trash
Purchase a case of water to save money and prevent stops
Have handy wipes ready
Pack snacks in individual bags
Be sure gas tank is full
Is your registration, car insurance and driver's license up to date?
Service vehicle before traveling
Check tire pressure
Check wiper fluid- summer travel is known for bugs and a dirty windshield
This is a long list I know! It is amazing how much smoother our lives can run when we are always prepared for the unexpected. Planning ahead is key. When we can plan for tomorrow today, then our days will be much more peaceful and enjoyable.
Until next time, Take Care!