Being An Organized Parent

Being An Organized Parent

Janie Lee
Mar 30, 2010

This past weekend I had the occasion to entertain friends and a few folks commented on how organized the house was. I was shocked to hear it at first. With two little ones underfoot I feel as though I'm always battling to organize things and time.

But after the guests left and while I was cleaning, I realized that the house is relatively well-organized. And in actuality having children made me all the more organized. Not only did I have to remember where I put all of my stuff, I have had to organize their belongings - clothes, shoes, accessories, gear, toys, books, art supplies -- and their schedules as well. Doubling your household means more food in the pantry and refrigerator, more meals to plan, and more things in the kitchen to organize. I can no longer leave things laying around; for safety's sake, I always put away things right after I use them be it a tape dispenser, a pair of scissors or a bottle of aspirin.

So, yes, I now agree that my house is pretty organized and, for me, it's due in large part to the fact that I am now a parent. How about you? Do you feel more or less organized compared to pre-children days?

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