Thank-You to Jeanine at The Strawberry Patch Preschool for helping and inspiring us to build The Garden Preschool. Kari and Jeanine met while teaching at an elementary school in Eugene, and since then Jeanine has gone on to build an amazing preschool program. As we are working to plan The Garden Preschool curriculum, environment, and policies/procedures, we are getting a lot of inspiration from The Strawberry Patch. Watch the video below that Jeanine made to get an idea of the vision we have for The Garden Preschool.
Resolving to Make the House Organized and Purposeful
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a problem with getting rid of “stuff” that isn’t being used. I do have some organizational struggles though, which are: 1) daily mail, receipts, papers, notes from school, magazines, etc., devouring my kitchen table; 2) Going through my son’s toys and clothes on a regular basis to keep the closet and play areas functional; and 3) Keeping the fridge and pantry from utter chaos.
Here are some ideas that can help you tackle your family’s resolution to get organized:
- Front door command center. By the front door have a command board and hook for all of the kid’s school “stuff”.
- Kitchen command center. Everyone has a folder so there are no more piles on the table.
- Clutter Jail. If the kids leave it out, it goes in the clutter jail and they have to draw a card out of the community chest and complete the task to get their stuff back. Teach the kiddos to be responsible for their own toys. Free printables!
- Pantry bins. Bins in the pantry with stuff for each meal…avoid overbuying at the grocery store!
- Baking supply labels
- Organizing Kid’s clothes they have outgrown.
- A lunch station in the pantry.