Do you have kids in sports and dance? Chances are you have a whole new appreciation for the word loss and disorganization because you have kids in locker rooms, dance halls and it is a recipe for disaster. I have learned how to keep sports and dance bags organized and have come to find a new calming sanity when the kids learn the process.
Staying organized in all facets of life is very important. I stay organized because I like to be able to find my things when I need them and I also know that if I am in a rush I don’t have to push myself over the edge, because I know where something is.
There is nothing more lavish than being organized because suddenly you seize the day and it does not seize you. Possession stay together, there is less repetitive buying to replace and time is on your side. Here’s how to lavishly live life out loud and how to keep those sports and dance bags organized so you can keep the kids smiling and stay on time.
Leading By Example
It’s that time of year again, time to clean up the bags, start fresh or maybe you are packing them away for just a few weeks. No matter what you are doing, sports and dance bags need cleaned out! Kids need to take care of their equipment so it is ready to go again, and you can help them when you lead by example.
I make every effort to keep my handbag cleaned out, rather than an atrocity that a tornado has blown through. Wrappers are cleaned out, cosmetic bags and pockets are used and I wipe it off as needed. I am showing care and organization and hoping that I am leading by example and that the kids will pick up on ONE little part of this to help me keep them organized.
If you know how to keep sports and dance bags organized, you save yourself both time and stress. As a mom of three very active children, involved in sports and stage, I am constantly trying to lead by example: showing the kids how to keep their sports and dance bags organized, and how to get organized.
Give Them Organization Goods
I have provided each of them with things that are particular to their sport or dance. For example: my boys have zip bags that contain hand-wipes, sanitizer and miniature disinfectant spray in them while my daughter’s bag has a zippy filled with hair ties, and a comb.
These bags keep things together and when they are low I encourage them to refill.
Clip It So It Is Organized
Never underestimate the value of something so simple, as a CLIP! I use these all the time in my kids hockey bags, and my daughter’s dance bags to keep things together. While we are often in a rush it allows me to verify that things have ALL been put in the bag, accounted for and that I will not hear the battle cry of “mom, I left it in the locker room, I think!”
Simply add these to the hockey bags, by clipping them to the inside pockets, after the kids undress(and as I have a younger one I am in the locker room) when you grab the hockey socks, pin them together, when you grab the arm pads, gloves, knee pads::::: pin them:::::::, everything is in pairs, tidy and ready to go! I never question myself or the kids anymore because they know to do this in my absence as well.
Planning ahead, and taking care of their equipment is part of the game and they do their part to make sure THEY stay organized!
In my daughter’s dance tote, it is easy to clip tops to bottoms, and ballet shoes together making it easier to dress in the tight spaces. I also don’t have to worry about her coming home without her stuff as she puts it altogether. A simple trick to save some sanity and to keep organized. Game ON!
You can purchase these clips at a Dollar General or basic mass merchandiser.You can also use clothes pins, depending on how much pin you need! These do break but they are reliable and so easy to use.
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