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A. Rey of Hope
|Posted on 29 June, 2015 at 14:40||comments (1)|
When left unaddressed, socks can invade our homes like unseen bands of ninjas, slipping in through crevices and then, suddenly, you are surrounded.
Socks! Who has time for these pesky garments and their management? The dilemmas of whose are whose, what matches what, holes in the toes and the search and rescue mission embarked upon daily to discover why and where the 'other' sock has gotten to can drive a person mad! Or, right to the nearest department store where, in desperation, they just give up and purchase more. (..and more....and more...)
Yes, socks can present a challenge, but adding countless more to the fray only ensures that you are forever outnumbered.
Stay ahead of the game by employing organizing strategies and tools designed specifically to keep these sneaky rascals in line!
|Posted on 16 January, 2014 at 12:19||comments (2)|
At a recent local area Home Show, a fellow organizer and I played an organizing game with some of the children who stopped by our booth with their parents. The object: to sort out a jumbled mess of office supplies and fit them into a compartmentalized tray. The kids had a timed minute to complete the task and then received a prize.
1. Promote organizing skills.
2. Make sure they have the necessary tools.
3. Give them a chance to do it on their own.
An infant needs help for everything, a toddler wants to start doing things on their own, a pre-teen's hormones make them see things differently. Each developmental stage our children go through is a also a developmental stage for us as parents. We are challenged to learn how much autonomy we should give at each stage. A good rule of thumb is: if there's no harm in trying on their own, let them try.
Organizing is a life skill that can support your child at every stage of their life for the rest of their life. Give them that gift.