I've decided to attempt to be uber organized at home. I think I am pretty organized to begin with. I plan meals a month in advance (well, most months). I have one cabinet designated to baby/toddler items and the shelves labeled with my trusty label maker. I have recently organized my cleaning supplies into tubs depending on their use. With that said, I'm ready to take it to the next level. My theory is if I organize even more than I can have time for everything, so far I feel like I haven't mastered this whole stay at home thing. I have been making the transition from working mom to stay at home mom for close to a year, and I feel like I haven't exactly gotten to the place I want to be.
Where do I want to be? Hmmm. I want to be there for my babies without having to use the TV as a babysitter (too often). "Be There" meaning homeschooling my toddler, creating healthy meals, and giving them an adequate amount of attention and cuddling. I want to be able to keep my house in order, by that I mean shiny, sparkling, and organized. I also want to be able to spend quality time with my hubby when he gets home, and have a tiny bit of me time for blogging, scrapbooking, reading... or vegging out in front of the TV with a glass of wine. Is this possible? In the past I have been able to do one of those things perfectly, but then something else suffers. I spent a week of playing with, teaching, and holding my boys. The result, a messy house. #FAIL. I spent a week cleaning, dusting, organizing, and disinfecting. The result a magazine clean house, but Munchkin watched TV all day and Little Bear sat in the bouncer most of the time. #FAIL. As for the me time... I haven't scrap booked in ages and reading is non existent, vegging out doesn't exactly happen since I typically multitask when I watch TV. #FAIL
The first thing I will do is create a master home binder. In my classroom I used a master binder that stayed on my desk. It included lesson plans, class info, grades, my calendar/schedule, master copies of frequently used worksheets, and a miscellaneous section. I plan on taking that concept and creating a master binder for home. I saw something similar on Want What You Have. I just have to figure out the sections I will use. The only thing I am certain that will go in my master binder is a schedule which will accommodate everything I mentioned above. Once I create my schedule I will post it here and move on to my next organizational task. Here I go!