Today, I’m speaking at the Replenish Your Soul online marriage conference!
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Today’s Large Family Organization tip comes from
Christie DeSilva- mom of 4
In the living room, we have a big-ish canvas bin affectionately named
“The Miscellaneous Bin“
We pause a handful of times per day and call a “two minute clean-up.”
Even toddling one year olds can easily help with this. Everyone just moves anything that doesn’t belong in the public rooms quickly into the miscellaneous bin.
No putting it away, jut move it to the bin if it’s in a room where it doesn’t belong.
Then, usually twice per day, but often times just once, it’s Miscellaneous Bin Time. We all work together to re-home the miscellaneous items away appropriately, which only takes a few minutes. Also, as we are walking through the house, we can grab stuff in the wrong spot and just set it in the bin on our way through. Keeps the house ten times tidier!
I love this idea! It got me thinking, so I looked on Amazon for some Miscellaneous Bin/Tidy Up Tubs (and I also thought of Thirty-One as a place to get some snazzy bins too!) Here are a few ideas:
This one is very classy and would go with just about any decor…
You could probably even just use a plastic tote from the discount store, but the canvas does look a lot nicer!