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1 Motherhood: The ABC’s of Organization Presented By: Shannon Simmons

2 Who Am I? Daughter of the King, Worshipper, Prayer Warrior and Wife of Roosevelt Mom to Five Beautiful Children: Jae’Lah, Carson, Raven, Reese and Rachel Daughter, Sister, Friend, Teacher and Executive Assistant Recovering Perfectionist!!!

3 Why Am I Here? Currently, I am an Executive Assistant at FamilyLife, a non-profit organization that helps others build better marriages and families I am a former small business owner of a professional organizing business called Simmons Organizing Solutions Truthfully, Anita Davis referred me.

4 Why Are You Here? Is This Photo a Representation of your Life in THIS Season of Motherhood?

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6 Why Are You Here? To Be Like Her?  To Be Like Her? 

7 What is The Goal TODAY? Three (3) B’s Learn some BASICS of organizing for the working or stay-at-home mom Gain an understanding of what BALANCE looks like for mothers of preschoolers Seek BIBLICAL and practical wisdom for being a mom

8 The BASICS of Organization My organizing philosophy is based on the book, Organizing for Your Brain Type by Lanna Nakone, M.A. Every person organizes their time, space and things based on their brain type: Maintaining, Harmonizing, Innovating, and Prioritizing DEFINE “being organized.”

9 The Maintaining Style If you: – Are very organized, but very stressed out trying to keep it all together – Are a list maker and file labeler – Are rigid about routines – Believe “a place for everything and and everything in its place.” You are The Perfectionist

10 The Harmonizing Style If you: – Lack focus and structure – Thrive on connecting with others – Are weak at managing time – Are bored with detail – Believe “everything must be in harmony.” You are The Peacemaker

11 The Innovating Style If you: – Are spontaneous, adventurous and imaginative – Are a visionary thinker or visionary leader – Are disinterested in traditional organizing & routines (A “stacker”) – Are a great multi-tasker – Have an “all or nothing approach to organizing.” You are The Parting Procrastinator

12 The Prioritizing Style If you: – Make decisions quickly and accurately – Tend to manage money and time effectively – Have a natural tendency to want a pristine, almost obsessive-compulsive environment – Have an inability to slow down, but like and NEED to delegate – Have an “all about me” approach to organizing your time and space.” You are THE Priority!

13 Daily Hit List

14 Sample Cleaning Schedule (Stay-at-Home Mom) Household Cleaning Chart DAILY CLEANING DUTIES: MAKE BEDS LOAD DISHWASHER/WASH DISHES WIPE KITCHEN COUNTERS PUT ALL FOOD AWAY SWEEP KITCHEN FLOOR EMPTY TRASH CAN (AS NEEDED) WEEKSUNMONTUEWEDTHRFRISAT Wk 1REST LIVING ROOM KITCHEN BEDROOMS BATH ROOMS OFFICELAUNDRY Wk 2REST OFFICE LIVING ROOM KITCHEN BEDROOMS BATH ROOMS LAUNDRY Wk 3REST BATH ROOMS OFFICE LIVING ROOM KITCHEN BEDROOMS LAUNDRY Wk 4REST BEDROOMS BATH ROOMS OFFICE LIVING ROOM KITCHENLAUNDRY

15 Sample Cleaning Schedule (Working Mom) Household Cleaning Chart DAILY CLEANING DUTIES: Projects Iron Laundry Errands MAKE BEDS LOAD DISHWASHER/WASH DISHES WIPE KITCHEN COUNTERS PUT ALL FOOD AWAY SWEEP KITCHEN FLOOR EMPTY TRASH CAN (AS NEEDED) WEEKSUNMONTUEWEDTHRFRISAT Wk 1REST Declutter Mop Floors Vacuum Projects Empty Trash Change Bed Linens P.I.L.E.P.I.L.E. Wk 2REST Dust/Clean Glass Windows DeclutterMop Floors Vacuum Projects Empty Trash P.I.L.E.P.I.L.E. Wk 3REST Mop Floors Change Bed Linens Declutter Empty Trash Vacuum Projects P.I.L.E.P.I.L.E. Wk 4REST Vacuum Projects Empty Trash Dust/Clean Glass Windows Declutter Empty Trash P.I.L.E.P.I.L.E.

16 Sample Laundry Schedule (Any Mom) SunMonTueWedThrFriSat REST 2 Loads Delicates & Colored Brights Colored Darks & Jeans Colored Darks Sheets & Towels Laundry Schedule Daily Wash Order 1.Morning – Wash (1) Load and/or Dry (1) Load 2.Afternoon – Dry (SAME) Load (Child Chore) 3.Evening – Fold & Put Away (SAME) Load 4.Bedtime – Wash (1) NEW Load 5.Next Morning – Repeat #1

17 Meal Plan/Shopping List

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19 The Balance To Organization

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21 Prepare Your Prayer Closet / Quiet Place Choose the “good part” of your existence daily Discuss what balance looks like in your household with your family (wives: your husbands and/or older children) ASK for help!!!

22 Biblical Wisdom to Organization Proverbs 31 Woman vs. Martha Internalize these truths: 1) I’m secure in my salvation 2) There is nothing I can do or say to make God love me any more or any less.

23 What Can You Do Next? RESOURCES Take the “Organizing Style Quiz” in Organizing For Your Brain Type by Lanna Nakone or visit her website: to download the assessmentwww.organizedworld.com Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver Just Too Busy by Joanne Kraft Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma

24 For Your Information For additional tips or electronic copies of handouts, please contact: Shannon Simmons Phone Mobile:


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