Tackling Laundry Mini-Tip 5

Ok, ok.  I know I said I was done talking about laundry but four tips just seemed like a weird place to stop.  Sorry, these things bug me…I can’t explain it.  Additionally, my site is having issues displaying posts on the home page lately (big changes are coming soon) so I thought I’d add one more post to the laundry series and provide quick links to all five. Tackling...
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Tackling Laundry Mini-Tip 4

For some mysterious reason, mini-tip number 3 has disappeared from the home page.  It shows up in the archives, it shows up in the search but won’t show on the home page where it belongs.  After trouble-shooting unsuccessfully for the last 30 minutes, I’ve decided to admit defeat and just post the link for you.  WordPress: 1, Maria: 0.  Dang it, I hate losing to...
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Tackling Laundry Mini-Tip 3

Laundry Tackling Tip 3: Incentivize to Minimize When it comes to caring for their clothes my kids are pretty lazy.  I’ve explained time and time again that jeans and pajamas can be worn a few times before being washed but it never seemed to sink in.  Each time I’d fold the laundry I’d find tons of jeans and pjs – most of which didn’t need to be washed.  To make...
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Fast and Easy Labeling with Dry Erase Markers

Labeling is a critical step to getting and staying organized.  Without it, whatever wonderful system you set up will be impossible for your family to follow and consequently fail before it gets off the ground.  That being said, there are lots of instances where ‘officially’ labeling something with a sticker or tag requires way too much commitment.  The fact is that when...
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Shed Light on Organizing Trouble Spots with Tap Lights

Watch any decorating show and they’ll tell you the key to great design is great lighting.  In my opinion, organizing have the same mantra.  The simple fact is that it’s impossible to keep things tidy if you can’t see the results.  Take my kitchen cupboards, for example.  Look in any of my upper cabinets you’ll find that they’re in pretty great shape....
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