New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 9: Set Up a Family Launch Pad

Family Launch Pad

As we clean, declutter and organize the entryway this week, it's a natural time to think about morning routines.

How well do you and your family hit the road each morning for work or school?

Is it smooth sailing or a rocky road to get the family out the door>

Today, we'll consider a powerful helper to end morning madness: a family launch pad.

Today's Assignment:
Establish a Family Launch Pad

It's not just us that exit the door each morning, it's our stuff!

Briefcases and backpacks, library books and lunch sacks travel with us in and out of the house each day.

Arriving home, these possessions scatter to the winds; in the morning, precious time is wasted rounding them up for another day's use.

If you're playing too many games of "Where's the permission slip?", it's time to consider taming the chaos with a family launch pad.

A simple concept, a family launch pad is a dedicated space for daily traveling companions.

A bookcase or storage cubby, the launch pad is the place to deposit handbags, personal electronics, or projects needed for each day of school or work.

By setting aside storage space near the door for each family member, a launch pad creates a home for these migrant possessions.

Will you add one to your freshly-cleaned entryway? You have only your chaos to lose!

Tame Morning Madness with a Family Launch Pad