Why get organized? Return permission slips on time

Sometimes your kids get to go on the field trips, sometimes they don’t. It all depends whether you could find the permission slips in time.

  • Set up a specific place called the “Mom look at this stuff” spot. It doesn’t matter where it is as long as it’s always in the same place. A basket next to where they drop off their backpacks is ideal.
  • As soon as your kids get home from school, they put anything that needs your attention from school right there. The key is to make it an integral part of the “shedding school” routine. Backpack on the hook, papers in the Mom spot, get a snack.
  • Now pick a time that works for you. Make it after you do something else that’s already part of your daily routine. So after you load the dishwasher, after you feed the dog, after you watch the news…you go to the Mom spot and sign any papers in there. If they need money, you staple it to the paper.
  • Now the ball’s back in your kid’s court. As part of their “pack for school” routine, they swing by the Mom spot and collect the papers to go back to school.

No more frantic last-minute searches for permissions slips means one less thing to get stressed about, a very good reason to get organized!

Do you feel like you missed the day they taught Organizing 101?

Call Lucy Kelly at (720) 526-2114. I’ll help you get organized and stay organized!

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