Friday, April 8, 2011

Communication central

We are a busy family. For the most part, I do an okay job of keeping everything together.  This helps:

It is Communication Central.  Command Central.  The Giant Cork Board Thing That Helps Keep This Family Organized.  Whatever you want to call it, this organization tool is how I've been keeping us, well, organized.

The 5x4 cork board takes up a good portion of a wall in the kitchen.  Originally, I had hoped for an even bigger piece of cork board, but 5x4 was as big as I could fine. 

To keep track of birthdays, kids' activities, work events and more, I keep three months of calendar up at all times. It's nice to plan quarterly, whatever that quarter may be.

The map of our lovely city takes up most of the board.  I'm okay with that because I am a visual person and still feel new to the Aurora area, and the map is consulted at least once a week. 

I've even laid out points of interest/importance for our caregivers, in case they want to get out and about with the kids.

Below the map are three clear plastic sheet protectors I'm using as pockets.  The pocket on the left  contains the maps to get to and from all those points of interest.  The middle pocket contains things I need to deal with soon, like a Groupon that's going to expire in a few weeks.  Note to self:  get to Alsip Nursery soon!   

The last pocket contains the daily routine and info about the kids for their caregivers, and that is actually the newest addition to the communication center.  I'm anticipating great success with posting it as we have 3-4 nannies during the month and everyone needs to be on the same page as far as the kids are concerned. 

Sigh. I heart organization.


leef said...

What a great idea!

Amanda said...

Thanks! It's working out really well.