Productive

I felt like I had a very productive day today. Yes, we ate a mixture of leftovers and snacks for dinner, but… I went through the kids room (clothes, closet, changing table, everything) and for the first time since moving here (in December), it is 100% organized and straightened! I know, it will only last a couple weeks at most, until the weather warms up enough to bag up the majority of the winter stuff, and I start using the dresser for “things I don’t have time to put away” (tell me I’m not the only mom who does that).

 

Getting their room organized (fully organized) has been something I’ve been working towards for 4 months now! It feels so great to have it done! Now if I can just find a day to do the same in my room! While I have come to fully realize the reality that most of the time, big projects get accomplished by chipping away at them little by little, now that I have Little Ones (demanding my frequent attention and trying to be oh, so very helpful), I still prefer to take one day or afternoon and just do the whole thing! However, as I think about that, I realize that the reason such projects have been getting finished so well to my liking, is because I am forced to take my time, and just focus on one area at a time. It gives me more time to reflect on where things would best fit, and what would be most practical.

 

We finished the day by making homemade Cheese Crackers (they taste like Cheez-its!) and a visit from Grammie. Today was also the first day in a couple weeks that I didn’t feel like I desperately needed a nap at 2 o’clock. That was SO nice!

 

Next big project (which I’m hoping to enlist help on) is to go through and organize all the kids clothes from newborn to current sizes. I’ve been horrible at just throwing outgrown clothes into bags in the closet until they’re full then moving them to the garage.

What projects have you accomplished recently? How do you keep your kids “don’t fit into anymore” clothes organized for the next kids? Is it worth holding onto everything for 4 years waiting to be used by the next kid? It just seems like I have so many clothes stockpiling up and there’s not even another baby on the way yet! So I ask you, how do you keep it organized?