“Honey, could you pick up some food on the way home? I didn’t have time to cook anything because I spent all day looking at recipes on Pinterest.”
I love that joke.
On a related note, three friends have fairly recently asked me how I keep my house so clean with a toddler and two infants at home. There are really only three things that work for me (and none of them is having a schedule of when to do the laundry or clean the sinks). It feels a bit self-indulgent, nevertheless, I decided to post about each of them separately in ascending order of importance. The least important of the three is:
3. Organization Tricks
If you can’t find it, you don’t really own it. Whenever I think it would be easier to go to the store and buy a new one than find the one I already own, I know it’s time to up my organization game. I have picked up some great organization gimmicks on Pinterest or people’s blogs (wink). I have a bit of an obsession with back-of-the-door shoe organizers.
When the boys first came home from the hospital, I used them in the baby’s closet to store all that baby stuff that you don’t want to get mixed together in drawers. One pouch contained diaper paste and other ointments. One pouch was entirely devoted to clean pacifiers. One held all the baby washcloths. You get the picture.
There are still more closets that don’t have shoe racks on the back of the door yet. Pantry? Laundry? I might rather have the cleaning supplies in pouches well above the kids’ height than trust the safety locks on the cabinet below the cooktop. Hmmmmm.
This is the first pose in a three part series. Here are the other two: