Mom Posts Genius Organizing Hack to Make Mornings Easier & People Have Feelings

Shantelle Tomlin

Shantelle Tomlin
Shantelle Tomlin

Getting a kid out the door in the morning should be considered an Olympic sport. And instead of medals, moms should receive accolades in the form of wine and cake. If there was wine and cake at the dropoff line, I think we'd all be even more motivated in the morning. 

Sorry, I got distracted.

Anyway, as I was saying, mornings can be rough with little ones, so anything that can be done to cut back on the insanity is a welcome suggestion -- and busy mom and owner of Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center Shantelle Tomlin has one that could change your life. 

  • Recently she posted this little gem, which basically helps kids grab an outfit and get dressed without any thought.

    Using standard plastic cubbies, outfits are selected for every day of the week and prepped on Sunday night with everything her kid could need for each day. This way when they wake up, they can grab from a bin and get going!

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  • The idea was born out of a very relateable feeling. 

    "My son wears uniforms and I hate mornings," Tomlin confessed to CafeMom. "I literally press snooze over and over again. I always put his clothes in those cubbies. It makes him keep his shoes clean."

  • And lest you think that it enables laziness, Tomlin isn't doing all the work. She and her 10-year-old son work together to get organized for the week.

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    "It forces him to be responsible every Sunday (that's when we place the items in the bins). My son is accountable for ensuring that he is in uniform every day. I saw something similar and replicated it. Each bin has an undershirt, underwear, pants, shirt, socks, and his shoes. It helps me get through the morning."

  • A lot of people were super into the idea. 

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  • But of course there were no shortage of haters. 

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  • If this is what works for this mom, let her and her family be. 


    Don't be jealous of her genius -- just utilize in your own home, hunty.