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Organizational Tools for New Parents

When it comes to being a new parent, there is always a need for tools and systems to stay on top of your new life and your sanity. Do you often feel like you'd loose your head if it wasn't screwed on? I sure did when my kids were little. The organized world I'd devised prior to kids went out the window when I adopted my first daughter at ten months old. Since most of my clients are busy families, I often hear moms say "I used to be so organized before I had kids" If you're a new parent, you are probably forgetting the most minor things on a daily basis. Don't worry-it happens to all new mothers.
Being a new parent is rewarding and fun, yet difficult and exhausting at the same time. So whether you are a new parent or you know someone that is, you need to know about tools and system to help the new parents out there to remember the important things that tend to slip the mind.
One of the best organizational tools ever made for a new parent on the go is the New Parent Checklist. Going out of the house with a baby can be very stressful. I remember those days ... it could easily take an hour to gather everything needed for baby.  If you're anything like I was, you make numerous trips back into the house because you forgot a bib, or a change of clothes or your cel phone. There are so many things that a new parent must pack before leaving the house on even the simpliest errand or play date with a friend. The New Parent Checklist lists all possible items you would need to take with you so you don't forget anything. As I'm sure any new parent can relate, when you're feeling brain-fried, wouldn't it be nice to have one less thing to you need to keep in your brain?
Another helpful tool for a new parent to have is the "Don't Kill the Kids, and other babysitting basics" checklist notepad. Every new parent needs to get out and away from their kids from time to time. With the "Don't Kill the Kids notepad, parents don't have to write a list for the babysitter each time they go out. This checklist includes everything you could possibly need to communicate to your babysitter. Again, one less thing you have to keep in your brain and remember. No more multiple phone calls to home telling the babysitter everything that you forgot to tell her before you left.

posted on: 1/19/2009 10:00:00 AM by Janet Nusbaum, The Organizing Genie
category: Homes

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Janet Nusbaum creates calm out of chaos, and loves bringing serenity and order to overwhelmed households, cluttered offices, frazzled parents, and transitioning seniors and families. Janet, President of Simplified Spaces & The Simplified Home, is an Organizing Consultant, Senior Move Manager, Author and Speaker.

She is the author of "Mom, Can I Help Around the House?" A Simple, Step-by-Step System for Teaching Your Children Life-Long Skills for Pitching-In & Picking-up".

She is a proud member: National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) & National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD)

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