Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Organisation with school age children.

Those who know me fairly well may laugh that I am writing a post on organisation, but I have developed a few ideas over the years that work for me, and lessen the chaos (which I refer to as 'the creative vibe of the house') that we live in.

The first is the humble list. Lists really are so useful. This one is for the big kids to follow every morning. The idea is that the TV or computer does not go on until they have done everything on their list.



The second is a version of the zip-lock bag. (My mum and I go nuts for zip-lock bags, in all sizes.) At the beginning of every year I buy each child an A3 size plastic zip folder and everything paper that arrives in the house goes into it.
Certificates, awards, artwork, schoolwork, birthday cards etc....
At the end of the year you can cull it down a bit and only keep what is really precious, and when they leave home I will be handing them a large pile of plastic folders.



4 comments:

Jenny said...

I love this idea!!! I will have to use it next year when the two are back at school.

Philippa said...

Great idea! Have been using an expanding file for each but they are a bit clumsy for day to day use. May have to buy some of those plastic thingys.

Rach said...

I LOVE a good list! I have a big black board in the kitchen and I always have note books in my bag. I love plastic pockets and think I will go and get some more.

Nicole said...

Love this idea! Thank you!