Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Works for Me - Just Call me Bag Lady

I've mentioned before about our bags hanging by the door. So we can, you know, actually leave this house on occasion. This post is kind of an addendum to that post. Sorry but my originality is pretty much shot these days. It'll come back, along with a full night's sleep and time to actually finish reading my Bible before the next toddler crisis. Right? Please don't tell me if I'm not right.

Anyway, back to bags and their amazing powers of organization. For instance, I give piano lessons. Just a few "on the side". One of those students comes to my house. One of them has lessons after church on Sunday, in the oh so lovely church basement. To accommodate this disparate arrangement I keep my "piano teacher's bag" ready to go (or stay, as the case may be). This is a nice leather case my parents gave me many years ago. It has my piano teaching tools ready to go (or stay): sight reading books, pencils, pens, flashcards, important papers, and, most importantly, stickers. Lots of stickers.

Another example: in the bathroom I have one make-up case. It has my few items of makeup, two combs, hair pins, basically anything I need to make myself look great
presentable. So if I have to quickly flee the country state I just grab one bag and I'm ready to go.

Bags can contain food, toys, games, etc. And there are so many to choose from: cloth, Ziploc, leather, plastic... I think I just went into an organizing day dream there for a minute. So anyway, it works for me.


Tonsofsons said...

We always have one in the car with stuff for the boys to do if we get stranded somewhere.

Tammy said...

Great advice! I've been a mom now for 8 years and you'd think I'd be a pro at this stuff, but it just doesn't come naturally to me! I think if I just start keeping one or two special bags or cases, it would make a huge difference!
(And what a lovely family you have!) :)

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