Holiday How To: Simplifying the Season’s Must Do Tasks – part 1

Two years ago I wrote an article for Organize Magazine that was loaded with tips and tricks to make your holiday planning a little easier.  Like the Back to School article I posted a few months ago – the article is a little too long to post all at once.  I’ll be breaking it into three parts and posting one section each day.  Whether you’re knee-deep into your Christmas...
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Back To School Solutions #3: Coordinating Crazy Schedules

Every family can relate to this common struggle.  Keeping track of a broad range of activities, practices, meetings, tests, and assignments can be a daunting, if not overwhelming, task.  The following are a few simple suggestions to make this part of back-to-school family life a little bit easier. Functional Family Calendar Hung conveniently on the fridge or kitchen wall, a large monthly...
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My Favorite Organization Tool – The Apple iPhone

I have to admit, I’ve been resisting this post for quite some time.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe it’s because the vast majority of my organizing solutions cost less than $10 and can be picked up at your local super store.  Promoting something that costs a few hundred seemed like a big departure from my typical MeckMom style.  Well, today I’m making an exception to my...
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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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Back to School Planner for Kids

Keeping track of your kids activities and school schedules can be an overwhelming challenge. My solution? Take the pressure off yourself by helping your kids do it on their own. In our house my kids use their fridge planners to keep track of all their weekly to-dos. When I posted this idea early on in my blog only my oldest daughter was in school. Now that all three of my kids have schedules to...
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