Orderliness is having a place for everything
and everything in its place.
I want to give you a few helpful hints to get organized and stay that way:
1. Take 15 minutes a day and clean an area and organize it. Throw away or give away anything you are not using in that area. For larger areas like basements, attics or garages, spend a weekend or two working on it, be sure to only keep what you use, and once it is cleaned up, vow to never allow it to return to an unorganized and cluttered area!
2. Make yourself a cleaning schedule, and be diligent.
3. Go through your home every few months and get rid of anything you haven't been using for over 6 months, except for holiday decorations.
4. Teach your children how to put things where they belong. Make a place for everything, and keep them in that area.
5. Have fun while you organize. Put on some good worship music and allow it to lift your mood as you work!
6. Maintenance is the key to keeping things in order :)
As parents, we must be organized, so we can be good examples for our children to follow. We want to be sure they understand that if they keep up on things, they will have more time for play and other activities. Work together as a family, and do it with a good attitude. Chore charts are great for kids to see what they are responsible for doing to help maintain their home :) I have some great free chore chart printables here: http://letsgetreal2016.blogspot.com/2016/09/free-printables-chore-charts-for-kids.html
Here are some wonderful grocery list printables to make your trip to the store a little easier.
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