Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Organize: AM/PM Boxes

The idea for this came from here . I love these for my kids, getting 4 kids ready to go in the morning is chaos. Each kid in our family has a family color (My OCD in high gear) This is the color of their towels and anything that we have to have 4 of. That way I know who's stuff belongs to who, & who left their towel on the bathroom floor. (I'm sneaky like that). Any way I just put the things the need to get ready in the morning & evening into school pencil boxes. Yes that is a deodorant and body spray the younger 3 don't wear it they just pretend to put it on so they get into the habit of putting it on (for those smelly teenage years). It all fits nicely into the pencil box

I found this awesome shelf at a yard sale so they can be easily accessed

This has nothing to do with today's post but I thought this little find was way to cute not to share.

How do you keep your mornings running smoothly?


  1. Love it! I just did something similar. I was tired of the toothbrush and toothpast being left on the counter. So they have containers that sit under the sink. T has a whole bag she can take from bedroom to bathroom(it's a scrapbooking tote, with pockets and a handle) This way N doesn't experiment with her makeup and lotions and stuff. He's going to be a chemist some day. BUT, this doesn't mean the mornings run smoothly, unfortunately. One child has to be at school at 7:45, the other can't even be on campus until 8:05(Teresa is NOT a morning person). And next year she has to be at school by 7:30am. I'm going to have no hair by the end of high school. :)

  2. Jo you are always so calm and organized, I bet you will figure out a schedule and your mornings will be great =)

  3. Each of my kids have those adorable totes from Avon. We have a Lady bug, Penguin, and Puppy!