Keep Homework Supplies Organized and Out of the Way

I’ve got three kids in Elementary school again this year which means I also have about a zillion reading logs, spelling lists, library books, and flash cards to keep track of – not to mention pencils, scratch paper, and other misc. homework supplies.  Since I use my fridge strictly for urgent school stuff, I needed a spot to stash all the other day-to-day school paraphernalia.  Last...
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Simple Strategy for Keeping Track of Keys

As a mom of four, I’ve found that it’s nearly impossible to be on time.  It doesn’t seem to matter how much prep work I put into getting our family ready, some mysterious force of nature always thwarts my efforts.  One of the most frustrating delays for me is lost keys.  I’m sure you Moms out there can relate; you finally manage to get everyone ready and out the door on...
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I Hulu. Do You?

Let’s face it, much of what we Moms do on a day-to-day basis doesn’t require much brain power.  We clean stuff, fold stuff, fix stuff, cook stuff – all of which requires very little thought and can be (dare I say it?) kind of dull.  Now don’t get me wrong, there are loads of women out there who relish in these daily domestic activities and I think that’s...
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My Favorite Wrapping Paper Organizer

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone.  My fabulous husband knows me well.  Among other things, he gave me a clean house, a delicious meal, and a big bunch of blog comments for my birthday – three things that make me really happy. When it comes to Christmas, most professional organizers recommend setting up a wrapping station – some little corner of your house that can be devoted...
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Get Rid of Multiple Charts with a Family “Big Board”

Let’s face it, as an organizer I have a natural affinity for charts.  Over the years I’ve made all kinds of charts to track various parts of family life…job charts, reward charts, cleaning charts, homework charts…I’ve made them all. This year, as I face another school year (and all the chaos that comes with it) I’ve decided to try a new approach.  Instead of...
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