I recently got a facebook message from my cousin asking if I’d mailed a check for something I had purchased from her shop when we were visiting out of town. I said, of course I had mailed it! I mean, I’m organized. I remember writing the check and setting it in the ‘to be mailed’ [...]
Liz talks about how planning out your day, your route and your activities ahead of time can save you time and headaches.
Organizing kids and their stuff was the topic today on Blog Talk Radio with Julie Verleger of The Organized Home. I was a bit nervous as this was my first time on Blog Talk Radio but I had a good time and hopefully didn’t sound like too much of a dork. If you missed it, [...]
Attack of the Runaway Playroom! Playrooms can be a fabulous part of your home, but for so many people, they can quickly become a nightmare. Kids aren’t naturally inclined to put things away, and most of the time when a playroom is set up – things either are just sort of set around for kids [...]
Back to school time can be easier if you put routines in place. Having set schedules is very helpful, and so is taking the time to set up stations for school day necessities. Have a designated lunch station. Place all kids lunch foods in one spot in the refrigerator and in one spot in the [...]
Planning is Key! We’re heading back to school soon, and days can get chaotic. I was teaching a class about back to school organizing recently, and one of the participants said, “but it takes so much time to get organized”. Yeah, it can. But it sure pays off in the end, saving you not only [...]
I’m all about setting limits and routines for things to help kids get through the day (and me too!) but I try not to go overboard. And I kind of figured that my rule of “hairbrush goes in the bin in the bathroom” was pretty clear. My daughter has decided that the only hairbrush worth [...]
I was out at PF Chang’s for dinner the other night with friends, and of course we started talking about the kids, family life, etc. The topic of the mornings came up and I mentioned how much I enjoyed sitting and reading the paper with my cup of coffee. One of my friends looked at [...]