For me, everything has a designated place. It makes staying organized much easier. Yes, I have a "junk drawer"...if you want to call it that. But even so, it's organized with bins for change, pens, scissors, etc.
Oh! And where would I be without my trusty LABEL MAKER!?! It's my best organizing friend!
I've posted on the topic of organization several times, so I won't repeat myself too much. Check out these posts if you are interested in reading more:
Coat Closet Transformation to School Closet
Put a Label on It
weekly to-do list
I have a printed weekly to-do list that really helps me stay balanced. Each week, I print off my list and cross through the tasks as I get them accomplished.
*I know some of you are thinking I'm coo coo for cocoa puffs, but like I said, it's my thing. It's how I'm wired. And to answer the question--Yes, it is necessary. I'm scatterbrained. If I don't have these systems in place then life is chaotic and I crumble. I am easily overwhelmed and being extremely organized eases the tension and helps me stay balanced.
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For more posts in this series, 31 Days of Balance as a Homeschool Mom, click HERE.