Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom is excited to be a member of the 2014 Playtex Baby® Mom Trust Panel. I’m teaming up with readers to share stories and review products as part of the compensated partnership. Join the supportive community by clicking the sidebar badge. Hi, my name is Queen Heather, and I reign over Disorganization Island. I live in a castle at the corner of Lost Lane and Rush Way. Every morning, Princess Caitlynn and I embark on an adventure throughout the kingdom, searching for matching socks, hidden cell phones and misplaced car keys. When we make it past the gates, we sometimes keep our chariot waiting and run back to the tower to retrieve Duchess Doll or another forgotten member of the royal family. On the way to rule the world (also known as work), we sometimes slay dragons in the form of traffic jams and red lights. I must conquer clutter, or else my land (and my sanity) will be invaded. Therefore, I hereby issue the following decree: Be it resolved that all citizens of Disorganization Island institute a morning routine ritual for a fortnight (two weeks). Here are helpful organization tips for new moms. Day One: Iron Clothes, for both you and your baby, for a week. Day Two: Set Out Accessories, such as Socks, Jewelry and Hair Bows. Day Three: Stock Diaper Caddy. Day Three: Pack Your Briefcase Day Four: Charge Cell Phone and Turn the Ringer up Day Five: Pack Lunch/Snacks at Night Day Six: Prep Breakfast by Setting Out Clean Bottles/Sippy Cups Day Seven: Hang Keys on Hook Near Door. Day Eight: Make Bath Time a Nighttime Routine. Day Nine: Clean One Room at a Time. Day Ten: Place Errand Items Near Front Door (i.e. Movies to return, letters to mail, shopping list to complete, etc.) Day Eleven: Purchase Clear Storage Bins. That way, you can see what’s inside without dumping out all of the contents. Day Twelve: Wake Up One Hour Before Baby. Drink Coffee! Day Thirteen: Plan to Arrive at Destination 20 Minutes Early. Day Fourteen: Complete Each Challenge Above in One Day. If you serve your country and complete the mission above, you will receive citizenship to a newly formed land–Organization Island! Until you relocate, let me know what other organizational tips I should add to the list! 2 Responses Krystle Gray April 4, 2014 I try to make good use of old containers and bottles. For instance, I use my old oatmeal container as a headband holder so I can easily see all of her headbands and can get the exact one I want. Reply Cindy Mendoza April 4, 2014 I love your Disorganization Land metaphor. Cracked me up! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.