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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Make Your Coat Closet Functional for $15

I love the Pottery Barn catalog.  Not that I’ve ever purchased anything from it – I just love to flip through it and glean ideas from the pages.  One PB staple that I’ve always coveted is their entryway lockers.   I don’t know why they appeal to me so much.  Maybe it’s because my optimistic brain convinces me that if I had them in my entryway I...
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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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Mini Mudroom Makeover

As I mentioned before, moving to a new house always has its challenges. In addition to finding new spots for our ocean of toys, I’ve also had to come up with a new solution for our mudroom. In our new house, the entryway from the garage is a small mudroom/laundry room. It’s only about 5 feet wide and the washer and dryer take up a significant portion of the width. I needed a place to...
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