Saturday, August 30, 2008

Best Tips For Conquering Clutter



I am hardly qualified to contribute to this meme. However, I thought I would share a few things that I have done and then direct you to the "experts":

1- This year I have purchase a sweater size Rubbermaid type container and have put each child's school things in them. I will include a pencil bag with everyday essentials in it as well for them to keep their pencils, scissors, glue, etc.

2-We keep a book case in he dining room which holds essential reference books: dictionary, concordance, bibles, etc.

3-We have implemented an evening pick up where everyone is assigned a room and they will check the floors and "hot zones" (couch, unused surfaces, etc.) for clutter and will quickly take of it.

4-We have had a big problem with lost socks and finding socks laying around the house. I have given my 3 youngest boys (6,7,8 years) a laundry bag just to put their socks into. This has actually worked very well and we rarely find any socks laying around anymore (and we have less mismatched socks!)

A few sites I have enjoyed reading on this topic are:

Excellent support for those needing to get rid of chaos and welcome peace and order.

http://www.cynthiahancox.com/goodbyechaoshellopeace.html

Year Long "Spring" Cleaning Schedule:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/8147/cleaning.HTM

http://largefamilylogistics.lifewithchrist.org/index.html
(contains archives for the new one below) or

http://largefamilylogistics.blogspot.com/

http://mymessyhouse.org/

http://organizedhome.com/






1 comment:

Tina said...

Great references. I love the "hot zone" idea, too! :)