MSP: What about those mountains of permission slips and forms kids bring home from school? How can moms make it easy to know where the important forms are and access them hassel-free?
LP: I suggest having an organization desk in the mudroom. Don't let things that don't need to travel too far into your home. Create an "in" and "out" box for each person in your home right at the back door, or use a bulletin board divided into sections for each person so forms that need to be signed and sent back never get lost in a pile or with your household bills.[caption id="attachment_1272" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="A mudroom organization desk."][/caption]
MSP: With all of these tips, it sounds like our readers have some shopping to do. What are your top must-have products for organized moms?
LP: Tackable magnetic wallcovering, file organizers for each person in your household (either built-in or portable), eye-pleasing bins, and a shredder.[caption id="attachment_1279" align="aligncenter" width="290" caption="Magnetized wallcovering by Lori Weitzner."][/caption]
Whew, time to hit the stores! Sounds like the perfect task for after the much-deserved pampering this Sunday. Happy Mother's Day!