It gives me a feeling a contentment to see things all beautifully arranged and exactly where they belong. This is not a great way to go through life especially if you are a mom and a homeschool teacher.
That means not much is beautifully arranged, exactly where it belongs, or even organized.
Things I don't use often have a fighting chance of being all of those things since I can hide them. Such as my Christmas stuff like I shared a here.
Last year, I tried to simplify my spring decorations and activities. I put Valentine things into one pink tote. I put St. Patrick's Day into one green tote. I put Easter things into two totes after getting rid of a bunch of things.
But my Easter stuff is a weird combination of Spring, Bunnies, and things about life, death and Resurrection of Christ....in addition to being stuff for children ages birth - older elementary. I needed a way to get it all together so I would actually use it. I set out the decorations and that left all the books, worksheets, activities, and crafts in the totes. I didn't use almost any of those things at all last year because time got away from me...or they were messy...or I was lazy...well, all of the above.
I didn't want that to happen again this year so I recruited the only other person I know who can clean her room for two hours and only have an organized dresser drawer to show for it: My oldest daughter.
We organized, sorted, threw away, and then put what was left into plastic sheet protectors and into notebooks. She saw all the things I had to work on which leads to her wanting to the things and asking to do the things....which leads to me actually getting the stuff out!
I wanted to show you what I did in case you also need a little help getting stuff into usable order.
|We organized things into categories such a the Resurrection or Bunnies. Isn't it weird that Easter is so all over the place?|
Because Nan saw things and things are easily accessible, we are using them! I made a quick copy of some Easter egg for the girls to watercolor today during a break.
|I only have a picture of this artist. The other artist in the house was not wearing enough clothes to photograph!|
If you have any suggestions, tips, or ideas for organizing, finding, or using Easter and Spring stuff please pass them along. I can use all the help I can get!