Kid Friendly Bathroom Storage Labels

Kid Friendly Bathroom Storage {Dolen Diaries}

I have spent many hours drooling over all of the beautiful bathroom storage on so many lovely blogs. While they were gorgeous they were expensive and I would be so uptight that my boys would ruin my catalog moment. Which is rather silly because it’s bathroom storage. The kids hands are most likely going to be filthy when they are in need of a bandage or really anything in there. My boys love to play outside and it’s dirty out there! Haha! SoI put my catalog moment aside and created incredibly inexpensive and highly functional Kid Friendly Bathroom Storage.

I divided all of our bathroom supplies into categories that would fit into plastic shoe box size Storage Boxes.  Honestly, I knew it would be a disaster to have too much in a larger basket. I didn’t want the kids to have to rifle through larger baskets to find what they needed, stuff would be everywhere!

With all of my boxes ready, I needed to label them!

Supplies for Kid Friendly Labels:

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Check your business card makers website and they should have a template for you. It’s SO easy you simply choose your font {I chose Janda Elegant}, type, and print!

Pop the perforated cards out and then place them inside of the Laminating Pouches 

Make sure you space the cards out so there is plenty of room around the cards for the plastic to seal them.

Carefully, load the Laminating Pouches   into the Laminator.

I used to laminate all of my labels in my classroom to protect them from little hands and I’m a little disappointed that it took me so long to come up with this idea at home!

Now my labels are totally wipe able!

Use strong, sharp Scissors to cut the cards apart grab some Mounting Tape and you’re ready to start adhering your labels!

Simply cut the Mounting Tape, peel the backing off, and center on the container.

Peel off the front sticker and press the label onto the Mounting Tape.

The kids mostly get into the tub with the bandages and it’s held up great! A few dirty fingerprints were no problem now that I have these lovely laminated labels!

Looking for more kid {especially boy} friendly organizing ideas!?! You have to check these out….

 

 

 

 

 

How To Get Stuff Done

We recently moved and with that came chaos. Lots of it! You see my oldest was in the middle of a big soccer tournament; my husband was {& still is, but we’re praising God for this “problem”} up to his neck in projects at work; and I’m your basic mama trying to juggle it all plus moving. Chaos, right!?! I can only handle chaos for so long and after a couple of weeks feeling like a gypsy with some of our things in the old house where we were basically glamping and some in the new house in complete disarray I had reached my limit. I felt like it had been a lifetime since I was able to manage all of the tasks I needed to get done. Now that all our of our stuff is in the new house; it’s time to unpack; and make this place our home. Unfortunately, life does not pause for even a moment, so I needed to figure out How To Get Stuff Done!

How To Get Stuff Done! spend your time getting the things that you need & want to accomplish done! {Dolen Diaries}

After feeling like I spent a week accomplishing nothing and having a bit of a meltdown; I decided to sit down and think about what my most productive days looked like. I realized that those days actually started the night before with an idea of what needed to get accomplished the next day.

Now, I have major mama brain. It’s embarrassing how bad it is, I have missed playdates, appointments, etc.  My biggest problem is that I used to {USED to} have this amazing memory and could remember everything. I tend to forget that I now have three children and all of their stuff on top of all the other stuff. It’s too much for anyone to remember. I NEED to WRITE STUFF DOWN! If a project idea or a task to be completed pops into mind I write it down then I don’t waste brain power trying to remember everything.

How To Get Stuff Done Dump List Index {Dolen Diaries}

I heard about a “dump list” {can I just say I hate the name!?! I wish it sounded nicer.} where you “dump” all the ideas, etc. out of your brain and onto a list. I picked up a pretty gold, black, & white lined spiral notebook at Michael’s for $2 to keep all of my lists in. To start you make an index page to keep everything organized.  As you add lists you add the page number and title of the list to the index page. I started mine with the list of things we needed to do to get our old house ready to rent out. Anything rental related went on that list and it was easy to find because the page number was right on the index. As you complete tasks you check or cross them off the dump list. When I decide that a task is no longer relevant or just not something I am going to do, I cross it off. That keeps my lists to only what I want and need to do no extra fluff.

When I’m home I keep my notebook open to my current list and add to them as I think of things. When I go places I pop my notebook into my bag so I have it with me if I think of anything. It just helps me keep my mind decluttered. I also put dates on my phone calendar. I used to have some on my Facebook events calendar, some in e-mail, a few written down in a notebook, etc. Basically, they were everywhere and totally not organized. So now it all goes in one place.

How To Get Stuff Done {Dolen Diaries}

Now that I have everything written down, I can use my planner to organize my days. First I look at my calendar and add appointments, soccer practices, etc. Once I have those filled in, I can see what open time slots my day has and can fill those in with items on my dump list. I also like to ask my husband if there any is anything he needs to me to do during the day and put those on high priority. Now here’s the tricky part for me…keeping the list realistic. I have been known to make these crazy long to do lists only to fail miserably at completing them. The failure on top of the exhaustion from trying to complete the impossible makes for a cranky mama and no one wants to come home to that! So I try to triage my list only putting the things that need to get done in my planner. Then once those tasks are complete I can always go to my dump list and add more.

How To Get Stuff Done {Dolen Diaries}

I know you want to know what planner I use so…. I got my printable planner from Say Not Sweet Anne and I love it! I print two months out at a time so I have the current and next month available for planning. I hole punch them and keep them in a 3 ring binder. They have pretty cute 3 ring binders at Target in their office supply section. {You can check out other ways to organize your printable planner here.} I personally prefer using a 3 ring binder so I can easily add pages as I please. I like having the sturdy hard cover to protect my pages as well as create a hard surface for writing if I am planning on the go or on the couch with a hot cup of tea.

How To Get Stuff Done {Dolen Diaries}

Kayla’s planners have a few customizable options for example you can choose to have a meal menu added to yours or if an area to write the day’s lesson plans if you homeschool. I don’t homeschool but I love the lesson plan area for activities I want to do with my 3 yr old during the day as well as what pages and activities my 1st grader needs to work on for homework each night. If you are trying to organize more than one kiddo’s homework I recommend the lesson planning section! {If you want to order one of your own use this discount code EARLYBIRD for $3.00 off until 12/23/14}

How To Get Stuff Done {Dolen Diaries}

I keep both my planner and my dump list open on our kitchen island for quick referral as I go about the day or something pops into my mind. My phone sits by my planner to help me keep my eye on the prize and not waste a bunch of time on social media, checking e-mails, texts, etc. It’s just too tempting to get lost down the Facebook rabbit hole if it’s in my pocket. So there you have my How To Get Stuff Done tips!

How To Get Stuff Done {Dolen Diaries}

What are your How To Get Stuff Done tips!?! I’d love to hear them!!!