Organization Tools

Here’s the Top 10 Tools to Get Organized:

 

  1. P-touch Brother Labeler & T-Z tape refills for the labeler.

    brother labeler laminate tape

    This labeler cost about $20 from any office supply store. It prints laminated tape which looks professional and cleans off easily. It resticks too if you want to move it.  The labels are relatively small.  See what the labels look like under Pantry Organization.

  2. Packing tape gun & Packing tape.Laminate labels made with white copy paper and laminate them on the container with packing tape so the labels stay clean.
  3. Personal Computer, printer, & white copy paper.

    mudroom organization

    Notice the large labeled totes for basketballs, toilet paper, and paper towels that makes it easy for even small children to put away items correctly.  Making professional looking labels is worth the time and effort because printed labels are easy to read, they look professional, and once laminated they are easy to clean and maintain.  The great thing with a computer is that the labels can be large which makes it easier to organize.

  4. Black Sharpee markers & Masking tape.Markers and tape are important for labeling items when there isn’t time for professional printed labels to be made.
  5. Assorted totes and rectangular containers, boxes, & baskets

    toy-storage

    These toy bins work great and notice the awesome labels keep everything organized.

  6. Control binder

    A control binder is a household binder that has important weekly items for your weekly planning hour. It has a divider for each child, forms for family council meetings, menu plans, household projects, Christmas ideas, holiday plans, etc.

  7. Daily planner

    planner and calenders

    There are lots of inexpensive planner options that are under $10. (Look at the dollar store or get a free planner from your bank.) Save your sanity by using a planner so you don’t forget important doctor appointments, shopping lists, etc.

  8. Calender

    Calenders are great for keeping track of appointments. One friend using a giant, dry erase board and uses a color for each child to write down their events. Then the child can check the calender to see if they have anything going.

  9. Dry erase board, dry erase markers, wet erase marker, eraser, ruler,
    Expo dry eraser, ruler, pens and eraser

    Write down lists to save your brain power. Write menus, chores, shopping, and phone messages on your dry erase board.

    dry erase board

    Use Wet Erase markers for semi-permanent lines and dry erase markers for easy wipe off. The grid was created with wet erase markers and can erase with water easily.

  10. Dishpans
    mudroom organization
    Put away baskets for each person could be a basket, a cubbie, a locker, or dishpan for each person’s items.  Make sure to label the put away basket and create a home for it.  Also having an upstairs and downstairs put away pan is a handy trick to clean rooms quick and deliver items elsewhere later.

    You can purchase many of these items in our secure Amazon Organization Store under Organization Supplies.  You need the right tools.  Men let themselves get the right tools to fix the home, likewise you deserve to have the right tools to clean and organize your home.

    You Can Do It!

    Krystal Meldrum

 

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