Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Organization and the stay-at-home-mom

Today will be another link-up post, and I am using part of my allotted internet time to blog about this so it will give some blog hoppers something to read. Not that my life is all that interesting, but I like to believe that some people will read it.

For the Wednesday link-up post from Courtney at , we are to blog about virtually anything, so I am choosing to tell a little about my day, and how I stay organized.

First, it's all about binders. I use binders for everything. I have one for coupons (yes, I am one of those coupon moms) and I have one with several folders for receipts, bills, and other documents. I organize all my coupons with baseball card holders so I can see them at a glance, and they are categorized alphabetically with divided tabs.

I have been using binders ever since I can remember. My life feels chaotic if it lacks organization. I love this time at year at Wal-Mart- school supplies! I have been out of school for 12 years, but I still find a use for all those cheap supplies.

Another thing that keeps me organized is a daily schedule of household chores. I have specific tasks assigned to designated days so I'm not cleaning my entire house every single day. I came up with this plan about 4 years ago when I was exhausted from a small infant, and felt like nothing was ever getting done. I designed it to fit around my husband's work schedule so I have fewer things to do on the weekends, and the heavier cleaning is done through the week. However, that schedule has been put on the back burner for the time being due to boxes being packed in every corner, and living in the middle of selling and buying a house. Hopefully it won't be too much longer, and we will be in our new house.

So, there you have it folks. Just a few things that I do to stay organized, and make life easier for myself.


Christine said...

Love your organizational tips!

morningdove831 said...

I'm a couponer too. I use a file-by-date system in the filing cabinet, but same principle. I love it!