I love this! Whether you follow this schedule or not, time it to Lent or not, reach 40 bags or not, I encourage you to try this! (And really, if you can get to 40 bags, that's kind of scary...) I just saw this today, but I have a head start. I already have a few bags to sell at Kids Kloset Swap, a few to take to Goodwill, and a couple to trash! I can't dedicate the time to do a bag a day, but I hope to continue into the Spring.
I have a MILLION gift bags. If they're in good shape, I tend not to trash them, but I didn't really intend to accumulate this many (spoken like a true hoarder). I haven't bought one in years, I guess I just don't use them as often as we receive them-?! Do you keep them? How do your store them?
(Can you tell I am so anxious for Spring cleaning?)
What QUICK, SIMPLE things do you do to keep organized?
I immediately go through mail, toss the junk, file/pile the to-do accordingly; and I wash my boys' clothes separate from each other. It eliminates sorting (which takes a long time since their clothes are so similar in size and style), and makes doing laundry start to finish much easier/faster.
(I apply the same rules to schoobag papers as I do mail: read/recycle/sign/return to folder.)
I woke up on Jan 1 from a dream about reorganizing my house. Is this some sort of foreshadowing for 2014? (And really?! My dreams are about organizing now?)
I do not understand what is so difficult about organizing township sports. I understand that it's (most often) a volunteer position, so why not make it easy on yourself?
Post the general information-- basic schedule, age requirements, etc. Recruit coaches. Hold registration. Separate kids into teams. Distribute schedule. Done.
Seriously. It could be that easy! When you offer little to no info, change the age ranges after you collect money, and send short rude emails, do not expect full support or excitement from players and families.
(And to the friends who have heard me complain about this for the past week, I'm done now :))
I think I'm pretty organized and efficient. I know what things I can multi-task, and what needs my undivided attention. Some may say there's a method to my 'madness'. I'm a fast worker because of that.
Here's where that becomes a problem...
Gmail recently changed their messaging. It totally threw me off (and I still don't think it's an improvement). It's not that I can't learn new things, or that I'm technilogically-challenged, it's just that I have to literally reprogram my brain/fingers to click in a different sequence/pattern. It took me about two weeks to adapt.
And just when I did, Wegmans totally rearranged the store. These two things don't seem related, but they are. Stay with me, here.
I write my shopping list in shopping order. As we run out of bananas, it goes at the top of the list since produce is at the front of the store; powdered sugar goes at the bottom because baking supplies are at the end of my route, or at least they were. I went in last week and was greeted by a whole new set up. I walked in circles at least 3 times, despite the iPad-equipped employees who were directing traffic (at least I wasn't the only one). I hate wasting time!
So is there such thing as being too organized? Too rigid? Sadly, I think there is.
As the Lego collection increases, my Ziplock bag collection decreases.
Seriously, 188 pieces fit in a sandwich bag. Hardly seems worth buying individual bins. So bags it is!
Our township's baseball organization should not be allowed to be called an organization, due to the simple fact that they have no organization whatsoever.