January 7, 2013

daily organization system

 
Good morning!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Now that the stockings have been taken down and the confetti has been swept away, I am feeling the need to streamline a few things in our home.  Something that really needed to be tackled was our daily paper system.  The counter space right next to my kitchen desk seemed to be the spot that collected everything, including the mail, receipts, school work, school papers, my lists, etc.  
 
 
To help solve this paper clutter, I found this nice size basket from Home Goods.  It has been a great place for me to quickly toss everything initially to contain it for a day or two.  I even throw my keys or sunglasses in here just to keep the counter space clear.  The papers from this basket then at the end of the day either get filed away or thrown away.
 
 
I have been on the lookout for some larger wall filing containers for awhile and recently came across these wall hanging baskets at World Market.  (They have small, medium, and large sizes.  I bought the medium size.)  I love how they are working for us.  Preston has a daily 2 inch homework binder that comes home on Mondays and then we return it on Friday.  It needs a safe spot during the week while it is in our possession.  I have tried magazine wall hanging systems, but they are too small for his binder.  These baskets are large enough for his binder and they provide a safe location off the counter.  They also hold both kids' library books and Lyla's preschool communication folder.

 
 
I made a name label for each basket out of card stock and attached it with twine, so they each would have a dedicated basket.  I like that the baskets are visible to the kids and they can reach in and get their school work or books as needed.  Being visual also helps me remember where things are and helps remind me to turn things in on time.
 

 
These three baskets have made such a huge difference keeping us more organized on a daily bases.  Do you have a daily organization system that works well for you?  Has the new year sparked any organization projects for you?
 
Have a great day!

 
 
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18 comments:

  1. Love this system! We have a basket right beside the trashcan in our kitchen.

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  2. Love those wall baskets...just what I need in my kitchen. Going to search them out now!

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  3. Hey Becky,
    You're really talented! I looked through some of your posts and your house is so adorable! You should come fix mine up too :)

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  4. These baskets are great! I love the simplicity of the labels.

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  5. Oh great baskets! Everytime I buy something they never seem to fit their folders, they are always about 1/2 inch too small. Cute cute!

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  6. I really like how pretty the nice simple colors and open plan look.

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  7. Your command center is fabulous. I love those baskets. We do not have a World Market nearby. Love the labels you added!!
    Ruth

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  8. LOVE this!!! Such a cute & functional space!! Those baskets you found at World Market are fabulous & I love how you place your kids' names on them!! Thanks so much for sharing & for linking up to the "Organize It" linky party!!

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  9. Love this system and so stylish! Thanks for linking up

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  10. Now this is what I call organizing with style! Those wall baskets are so pretty! And of course, I have a bit of a weakness for the name Preston. ;)

    xo,
    Jen

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  11. wow! thanks for the great tips! I thought it was really cool and have to tell you, my sons name is Preston also. There aren't many out there :)

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  12. I love your organization, I need to redo my office, need energy to get started. Hope you have time to stop by this week and join in the WW fun!
    Oh My Heartsie WW" w/Linky

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  13. Love this system! Those baskets are perfect and cute!

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  14. Hi Becky! Love your organization posts! I'm now following you through bloglovin!

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  15. Wonderful tips! I love the baskets!

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  16. Came over from Courtney's. Love this idea. And, you have a beautiful home!

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  17. I just love this. I would love it to magically appear. Thanks for linking up!

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