OK, let’s do this. New Year…New Organization. Anyone else feel the intense desire to get their stuff together? Maybe it was the long holiday school break (ugh…we all needed to get the kids back to school this week – even the kids!). Or the fact new year/new you. But I’m crazy busy trying to organize EVERYTHING.
Here are a few tips I’ve put in place.
New Year…New Organization
All those phone/tablet/game/camera/usb cables? Organize the heck out of them. Years ago I bought a nail and screw organizer from my local hardware store and have been using it ever since to organize all those usb cables and chargers. Everything is in one place and has it’s own spot. LOVE IT.
Charging station. I hated having chargers plugged into every-friggin-outlet on my main floor. So I bought a docking station from amazon.ca. (no amazon.ca affiliate links here friends…just search multi-device charging station. I bought one made of bamboo for under $40 and it has been AWESOME)
School lunch Organization. For me, it’s not so much time saving as it is getting healthy foods into the school lunch box. You know…the ones that won’t boomerang home uneaten. I am actually pre-cutting fruits and veggies and putting them in our re-usable containers so that my teens can grab n’ go healthy lunches. Yes, I know teenagers are more than able to pack their own school lunch. But they don’t. Mine don’t anyway. They go to Tim Horton’s and buy bagels. Every. Single. Day. Not that I don’t love bagels. It’s just you need something more than carbs in your daily nutritional intake.
You also know I’m a baking addict and I always have something homemade in the freezer which can be put out the night before and popped into the school lunch bag. My homemade microwave granola bars from my Boredom Busters book is a great recipe to try.
My office hours. Yes, my organization raging even flows into my work routine. Even though I work from home…I keep to office hours. Which means no daytime TV. No online shopping. I work during my working hours. Mornings are usually uber productive with email replies and research and social media. Then, yes lunch break has me throwing in a load of laundry or going for a walk outside (in the real world) where I pick up a bag of milk. Afternoons are usually writing times (prime example: this post…written at 2:40pm). Then, once the school bus arrives…I disconnect from work and connect with my kids.
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