Click the image below to read Saint Louis Closet Co. owner Jennifer Williams’ “Women in Business” Feature from the October issue of St. Louis Magazine:
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By: Jennifer Williams, Owner, Saint Louis Closet Co.
School is back in full swing, and parents and kids alike are finding themselves going at a million miles per minute. It is hard enough getting your kids out of bed, ready and out the door in time for school and to get yourself to work without throwing healthy living into the mix. I completely understand the stress, with owning four businesses between my husband and I and raising two children under the age of ten, it is just so easy to pick up fast food on the way home at the end of the day.
Teaching our children healthy eating habits is a daily struggle for parents everywhere, but a little bit of healthy planning can make a world of difference. You can buy the healthiest foods, but we all know that when your family is hungry, they do not want to take the time to cut up some veggies or fruit. Basically, if it is not in a convenient package, your family is going to be less likely to take the time to get it ready. Rather, you’ll grab the less healthy, but more accessible package of chips to suffice as your midday snack.
Something that I find is extremely time saving is when I get home from grocery shopping on Sundays, before I put the food in the fridge, I get out the cutting board, Ziploc bags and Gladware and start dividing up our food for the week. I divide up everything from graham crackers and fruit salad to vegetables and chicken into serving sizes. For example, I will take a big package of blueberries, wash and divide them into those mini snack Ziploc bags, making enough bags for each of my children for every day of the week. That way, I can just grab the pre-made bag that is filled with washed and ready fruit, toss them in their lunchbox, and get them out the door.
Putting away your groceries is like organizing a closet: if you just throw your shoes on the floor of your closet saying, “I’m too busy right now, I’ll come back and organize it later,” the chances are extremely high that you will not do it. This is how I approach my kitchen. Getting your pantry organized makes a huge difference in your life. In fact, one of Saint Louis Closet Co.’s specialties, and most requested spaces to get organized, is the pantry. Available accessories include everything from spice racks, cabinets, drawers and corner shelves to wine racks, sliding shelves and baskets. Having healthy food organized and at your family’s fingertips is extremely important when it comes to developing nutritional eating habits.
Getting healthy is as much about organization as it is about the purchase. Planning and preparation at the beginning of the week will keep you on track for the rest of the week. It will also help your family stay on a healthy eating schedule as well as help to create good nutritional habits that your children can use for the rest of their lives.
Saint Louis Closet Co. owner Jennifer Williams will be the featured speaker at Marian Middle School’s Distinguished Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, September 16th! During the school year, women media and business leaders share their career perspectives with Marian students, and Jennifer is thrilled to be able to speak to these young students!
Saint Louis Closet Co. is happy to announce that we will be running advertisements this Fall on local radio stations 102.5 KEZK as well as KMOX1120, so keep an ear out for those!
1. Gather All-Weather Gear
By getting all of your hats, gloves, sunglasses, scarves, etc. that are scattered throughout the house into one place, things will be just that much easier to find. Julie Morgenstern, author of Organized from the Inside Out, says “Rather than retrain your family, store things beautifully where people drop them.”
2. Contain Your Cleaning Supplies
Try storing cleaning supplies in a basket from Saint Louis Closet Co. Our baskets come in 6″, 11″ and 17″ heights, and can significantly help you organize the way you clean your home.
3. Create a Pet Zone
Let’s face it, if you have a dog or cat, they can take over the floors of your household. Creating a designated place to store all of your pets’ toys, care items, leashes, etc. will make life a little more sane when it comes to cleaning up after your pets.
4. Pre-Sort Dirty Clothes in Hampers
Cut down on laundry time by pre-sorting your clothes. Three laundry hampers are ideal for whites, lights and darks. Saint Louis Closet Co. has tilt out laundry hampers that are perfect for just this scenario. Get the family involved by having each family member bring their own clothes to the laundry room.
5. Create a Laundry Room “Lost and Found”
Designate a drawer or small basket to put single socks, gloves, etc. That way, when its match pops up, you know exactly where to find its partner!
This article contains tips from professional organizer Julie Morgenstern. www.juliemorgenstern.com