Jan 062014
 

Many of us are starting the New Year by tackling organization projects.  For us, our three main organization projects for January are the garage, a storage closet that was turned upside-down by the holidays, and our pantry.  I’m one of those people who actually look forward to labeling, sorting, and putting things in their place so I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and get to work.

50 Organization Tips, Tricks, Hacks, Storage Ideas, Free Printables, DIY Solutions & More

I thought I would put together a list of organization tips, tricks, storage solutions, free printables, DIY home solutions, and more in order to help you cross off all the areas on your lists this year.  I’ve broken them down by area, type, or category so you can quickly find what’s most applicable to you.  I hope they help! Continue reading »

Aug 132013
 

Thank you to Tiny Prints for providing myself and a winner with personalized back to school supplies. All words and opinions are mine.

The last few days of summer vacation are dwindling away, and the lazy days of summer are about to turn busy as schools go back in session.  Whether your child is heading off to school for the first time, is returning for their last year, or falls somewhere in between your calendar is likely going to be full of sports practices, after school activities, concerts, school project deadlines and more.  It can get even trickier if you have kids of multiple ages, in different schools, all with their own activities taking place simultaneously.  We try and keep on top of things with phone apps and synced calendars, but sometimes you just need to write things down in a central location.

Guess who can help with that?  Tiny Prints!  Tiny Prints has always been one of my favorite retailers for personalized cards.  We ordered Bubbles’ birth announcements from them and received dozens of compliments.  Their Christmas cards are beautiful, too.  But they also have a pretty extensive line of supplies to help the entire family stay organized.

For Parents

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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
 

Paperwork Organization: Bills, Financials, Mail & More

Organization How-To: Get That Paperwork Under Control

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.

January is a great month to get your paperwork organized.  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.

Storage Supplies

You’ll want to decide which storage methods are best for you but I suggest picking up:

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Dec 262012
 

The new year is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get – and stay! – organized.  So next year I’ll be bringing you articles  filled with organizing tips, suggestions, cleaning plans, lists, 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!

To kick off your organization start by taking advantage of these after-Christmas sales and stock up on plastic 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.  For example, we’ll be using green bins to store our Christmas decorations, red bins for spring holiday decorations (like Valentines and Easter), blue ones for summer holidays (July 4th, outdoor decor, etc.), and purple ones for the fall holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, general fall decor, etc.).  Everything else that needs to be stored will go in clear bins.

Organizing Tips For Holiday Decor

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