Yesterday, we looked at the need to get your house organized and some keys to getting that done. Today, let’s review a a few tips that may help you with practical everyday chores.
IN THE KITCHEN
- Dishes: Color code your kids. This has been the very best way to keep our kids organized. We went to Dollar General and bought 3 sets of cups, bowls and plates – pink, orange, and green. Each child is assigned their own color. So, when they leave a dish out, we know who it belongs to. It makes setting the dinner table easy and fun and colorful to boot. It also makes putting dishes away easy for kids.
- Dedicate one cabinet to each of your kids: This cabinet will include color coded dishes, water bottles, lunch boxes, one bucket of silver ware for easy access, one towel for each one to clean up their own mess, kids’ aprons, mixing bowels for helpful cook times, popcorn cups, and a basket full of snacks just for them. You can also put kids’ cook books in this cabinet along with a kid’s step stool if you have the space. This keeps the kids out of all the other cabinets and gives them some independence in the kitchen. This helps the kids feel like they belong and make clean up time so easy.