While flying frantically through your busy life, it’s possible to organize your life and responsibilities with tote bags.
- returns that need to be made
- long overdue library book found under the couch
- packages that need to be mailed
As I begin to organize things to bring or send to someone, I begin a brown paper bag in the closet with their name printed in black, bold letters. As things are purchased, found or finished, they are put into the bag. If it is to be mailed, I might even pick out the box ahead of time and put that in the closet labeled. When it is full, it is mailed.
My youngest keeps a toy bag packed in the van. She is encouraged to keep a few toys, books, personal items, water bottle, and a snack. Living in a busy area, one accident on the highway and your commute home just got 29 minutes longer. Baseball season is here, and games can get long for the little ones.
Now that it is baseball season I have a baseball bag. Because it can be chilly, I keep a fleece blanket, extra hats and gloves, handwarmers, snacks, and kleenex.
Just for fun, I looked up bag in the Bible.
Didja’ know David organized his five smooth stones in a shepherd’s bag? 1 Samuel 17:40
The best use I found for a bag yet was in the book of Job.
Job 14:17My transgression is sealed up in a bag,And You cover my iniquity.
Another good reason for my hubby to call me The Ol’ Bag Lady.
Eos Mom says
Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms says
Great post on organizing with totes! I love totes too. I'm thrilled to meet you (love your bio). I'm a born again Christian too, married older, planning to homeschool my kids next year 😉 I'll definitely want to stay tuned to your site.
Love these ideas Mindy! Now I can justify my love for bags! 🙂
The Roli Poli's says
Because of you, my diaper bag is always packed and ready to go and now I am working on getting a beach tote together. Can't find a bag big enough so I might try to make one. When I get a sewing machine… 😉 Oh and I started keeping Brooke's little back pack all packed with her little babies and such. SO helpful for this scatter brain!
Oh my goodness! This is so simple! For years I have tried to compact my things into one bag, but like you said, there is things for church, work, etc., etc. This is a great idea I plan to adopt! Thanks for sharing.
What a great idea! I especially love the church bag as I always have items I need to give or return to someone and, if I had one place to collect everything, it would be much easier to remember. Thanks for sharing!
You definitely earned the title of Bag Lady! hahaha WOW!!! It's funny but it also makes lots of sense. I do have a Target tote for a library bag. It works great for all those little library books.
you inspire me to become more organized and start collecting bags. 🙂 The toy idea is great as I often walk at an indoor track and Paige is always scrambling for toys to bring. Thanks for your wisdom and the verse!