May 312013
 

Thank you to Kidecals for providing us labels for keeping kids organized this summer.  All opinions are mine.

Summer break is something that nearly every child looks forward to.  There are dreams of lazy days, swimming, trips to the zoo, and just hanging out with their friends.  There isn’t much structure in the summer, and that’s half the joy.

With the loss of school-days structure, though, can come a desire to shed the structure of general home rules, too.

Here are five tips for keeping kids organized through the summer months and in all their summer activities (and beyond).

Kidecal Labels for Keeping Kids Organized

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Jan 082013
 

If you’re like the typical household you are likely buried under paper.  Old bills, tax returns, check stubs, receipts, bank statements, notices, magazines, cards – the list goes on and on.  It can be hard to decide what’s needed to keep, how long to keep it, how to store it, and how to keep it from overflowing again.

Paperwork Organization How-To: Get That Paperwork Under Control

January is a great month for paperwork organization.  Not only because it’s the start to a new year and that’s always a great time to make new changes, but also because the tax man cometh!  You’ll need certain documents in order to file your taxes and after this organization you’ll be able to lay your hands on what you need at the moment you need it. Continue reading »

Dec 262012
 

The new year is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get – and stay! – organized.  Over the next year I’ll be bringing you articles filled with organizing tips, cleaning plans, lists, printables, and more in an effort to help you be on top of your game.  It’ll be a good way for me to make sure that we’re staying organized, too!

Holiday Decoration Storage Tips For Organizing Your Holiday Decor

To kick off your holiday decoration storage and organization, start by taking advantage of these after-Christmas sales and stock up on plastic storage bins.  Walmart and Target (as well as other places, I’m sure) generally discount them more at this time of year than any other.  Try to pick up a few in different colors.  That way you can color-code your storage and make things easier to find. Continue reading »

Dec 022012
 

Trying to keep on top of your own appointments, to-do lists, and other required activities can be hard enough.  Keeping yourself organized plus keeping the entire family’s schedules straight – that can be hugely stressful!  One is going to piano lessons, another is heading to basketball practice; Mom has a doctor’s appointment, Dad has to make dinner.  Plus the baby will need a few feedings and diaper changes in there.  But who’s counting, right?

Organize your life & family with FamilyDen

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Mar 162012
 

You can find part 1 of my spring cleaning checklist here; it contains a checklist of needed supplies, as well as a general cleaning guide and tips.

Below is part 2 of the checklist; it breaks your spring cleaning routine down room by room.

Room by Room: Kitchen

  • Pull appliances away from the wall and clean under and behind each one.
  • Turn the power to the refrigerator/freezer off at the fuse box; purge the fridge and freezer of old, expired, or “will never use” items.  Defrost freezer and vacuum refrigerator coils.
  • Replace stove top drip trays.
  • Clean the microwave, including turntable.
  • Empty the crumbs from the toaster.
  • Reseal grout lines.
Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Bathroom

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