"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

Friday, November 11, 2011

Operation organization!: Part One

Since we have taken on most of Peanut and Sassy's therapy's, things have gotten crazy, and our disorganization has gotten much worse.  I'm finding myself forgetting to do things and losing important papers on a weekly basis and I feel like I'm slacking because the organization in our home is....well...lacking.

With that in mind, I am on a mission!  OPERATION ORGANIZATION!  From our home school, to the toys, and all of the important paperwork...we WILL get organized!  Things are already under way. 

We have a decent sized kitchen with a small table that is pushed up against a wall that has been holding home school supplies and personal paperwork.  We have a desk, but we are unable to really utilize the top of it because the touch screen computer we were wonderfully blessed with takes up most of the desk top.

This is the infamous "table"...ugh, it makes me cringe just looking at it!
Our toys are semi-organized.  They are in boxes according to category, but the children have out grown many of them and they really could use new labels and a good purge before Christmas.

This is the play area in our living room.
The first thing I have done to help with organization is we got a large used bookshelf (thanks mom!) for all of our home school supplies and work.
Our new book shelf!!
I plan to use the binders to organize our home school and "child related" paperwork. I'd love to have everything in it's place so on Sunday night I can just rotate out the previous weeks supplies and rotate in all of the new topics.

My other plans:
  • Organize our home school supplies/games (upstairs and downstairs in storage).
  • Create tracking sheets for our therapy activities and home school activities. (I plan to share these when they are completed of course!)
  • Organize the church nursery lessons/paper work.
  • Purge and organize our toys.
  • Organize all of our recipes in their own binder.
  • Organize the pantry.
  • and really......organize our life!!
Things are under way and I hope to finish things up before Thanksgiving.  I'm excited to see how everything turns out and how well it all works for us and I'm also tired looking at such a big and daunting task.  Stay on the look out for Part two!

God Bless!
Mommy Provost

"But all things should be done decently and in order." 
1 Corinthians 14:40 ESV

2 comments:

  1. Organizing is always a daunting task for me! Congratulations on your nomination. I found your blog when my friend's blog was nominated(she will be homeschooling a child who is blind). My son is 4 and has recently been diagnosed with Autism. I homeschool my older two, but I haven't decided what I want to do with my autistic child. Right now he is thriving in preschool, so I might keep him in school a little while longer. But I'll be watching your blog with great interest.
    God bless!
    Kris

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  2. Thank-you for the support Kris! The world of Autism is an interesting one to say the least. Sometimes it's difficult to sort through the many "unknowns" about Autism and it can get overwhelming. We have found our best support and resource has been God and our faith in Him. As in everything, lean on him and follow his guidance and He will show you the path to go. If you ever need any resources or information about Autism at all feel free to contact me.
    God Bless you and your family!

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