For October, I’m participating in Mom of 6’s Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp along with 9 other bloggers. While I consider myself fairly well organized, I know my systems need tweaking. No longer am I a mom with several little ones at home and one in school. Over the past 5 years, I’ve moved from two in school to now 4 in school, and they’re going to 2 different schools. I also have children participating in sports and Boy Scouts. Pretty soon, it’s going to be a jumping jamboree with 5 kids in school also doing sports or extracurricular activities.
This week’s assignment is setting up a paperwork station. Watching Sharon’s video on setting up her paperwork station, along with tips for getting started without spending a dime helped me think about my goals for my paperwork station. Just this morning, I was rushing to write notes for the kids at the last minute since they would be staying in the after school care. The paper was in my office, and the pen was in the kitchen, and the writing space at the kitchen table.
This is my current paperwork station in the kitchen. On the counter is a weekly calendar for my to do list, and next to it is a notebook of preprinted weekly task lists. I keep a pen and pencil on the counter with strict instructions that no one can use them. On the shelves are lunch box supplies, brewing kombucha, and various magazines and cookbooks.
Also on the counter are my camera and lens along with a basket for collecting little bits and pieces that I find while vacuuming. And yes, I keep my water bottle here, too. On the wall to the right of these cabinets is our family calendar. I’m mentioning it because having a main calendar is an important part of my paperwork station.
When you come back tomorrow, I’ll share how I re-arranged the space using what I already have.