National Get Organized Month

By Stefanie Slater, Bear Haven Mama Contributor

January is National Get Organized Month!!! Have you started cleaning out your closets, making piles to donate old toys and clothing? If you have not then join in with millions others who are taking the step to get organized. Being organized will help you to be more productive in your home. Does your five-year old daughter still need that baby rattle? I do not think so. Grab the trash bags now and write your local donations name on it to start filling them up!

So now that you got the motivation, where will you start? I like to tackle the kids rooms and the basement. Those two link together because the basement is where most of the kid toys are. The holidays are a time where many spend time with one another, but it is also a time when your home is filled with more toys, toys, and more toys! So if you are bringing in the new, make sure you are getting rid of items that can be donated.

There are many products you can buy to help organize your child’s rooms and toys too. One item I LOVE and definitely thinking about buying more than one is Closet Maid’s Stackable Cubicles. They come in a few colors, but I always prefer white myself. I think when you buy the fabric bins in the bright colors and mix them up they really pop! Coordinate with other fun colors for a basement playroom and your children will never leave!

If you are like me then you have several toys that are small, and can be lost in a regular toy bin. Using the fabric bins in the cubicle is a great way to stay organized, and be sure to grab your label gun! Hey, being organized also does include labeling too. I know many moms are getting super excited about just being able to label things. Plus, this is always a great learning process for your children too. They can learn to spell out the word of a toy or a piece of furniture as they are using it.

So Happy organizing in 2012! I hope to hear about your organization projects you are taking on!

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