5 Days to Organized
See if you can relate: Your child comes home from school with yet another picture of a castle/triceratops/thumbprint creation. But there’s a problem. There isn’t one inch left on your refrigerator. Her artwork from last year is still piled up in the corner. If you file the drawing (stealthily yet respectfully) in the recycling bin, she’ll find it in one hot second.
You've got kid clutter of the sweetest kind.
It’s the same in every home I visit as a Professional Organizer.
When my oldest son started pre-school, I was in the same boat. I didn’t have a plan for all of his cute art projects so I just kept them on my refrigerator and kitchen counters. But the huge pile was starting to look like the leaning tower of Pisa, so naturally the next step was to stuff them all in storage bins to deal with later. Very quickly this became a MAJOR project I didn’t have the time or desire to take on.
Eventually, after endless searching and research, I found the best and easiest solution. I was able to organize and preserve ALL of his school year mementos in ONE contained place, and most importantly, maintain it with a daily system. He's now in middle school and the system is still working beautifully. No fuss. No clutter. No scrapbooking. Phew!
My name is Susie and I’m the owner of Systems by Susie. I’m a professional organizer in Annapolis, Maryland.
As a military spouse with three young kids, I understand how difficult it can be for moms to keep things organized and sane amidst the craziness of their day-to-day lives.
My mission is to help moms overwhelmed with busy schedules and too much stuff get back in control of their lives and back to having their home be a place they can relax and entertain friends and family.
Look, I know from personal experience that it’s tempting to keep putting off this daunting task of organizing your kids’ school papers.
Be honest with yourself: you will NEVER have the time.
Life just doesn’t slow down during this busy season of parenthood.
Decide that you aren't going to put it off any longer.
I'm going to walk you through this step-by-step process and will be there to answer your questions every single day.
I’m a big believer that when we feel overwhelmed by something on our to-do list, the best approach is to do the very next step in the process.
The very next step in this case is to SIGN UP for my 5-Day Challenge by filling in your information BELOW.
It will take just 1 minute.
You’ll be so glad you did.
Don’t click away from this page thinking you will sign up later.
If something takes 2 minutes or less, you should do it right then.
Q: What should I do if I don’t have time to do the challenge next week, but am still interested in the information?
A: I get it…life is busy! Even if you don’t have time to complete each task, you will have gained knowledge, lots of free printables, and a plan to get it done when you are ready. Definitely sign up so you’ll have access to the emails, videos, and printables. You can sign up BELOW.
Q: I have so many bins of school papers that I don’t think I can finish organizing them in one week! Should I still join the challenge?
A: Yes!!! Just getting started is always the hardest part when you feel overwhelmed by a task. A challenge like this, broken down into small steps, will help you know how to tackle your pile of papers and give you a plan of action. Having some built-in accountability will help as well. This challenge was designed just for YOU!
Q: I’ve already sorted through my child’s artwork and papers. Would this challenge still be helpful?
A: Yes! The first two days will be spent gathering and sorting, so you could pick up on Day 3 of the challenge when we start talking about how to organize and store the keepsakes. There will be free printables, videos, and apps that can help you with that process.
The challenge will start on Monday, April 30, 2018.
You will receive a confirmation email from me right away, so keep a look out for it in your inbox and make sure it doesn't go to spam!
I'm so proud of you for taking the first step to contain the chaos of your school papers!