Posted on October 27 2016
Are you already pulling your hair out trying to keep up with the homework your kids bring home each week? Is it time for a homework do-over? The experts offer ten key methods of getting yourself and your children organized and on-track for success.
Tip number one: Pick a dedicated study area, and clean it up. Make sure it has plenty of light and a comfortable place to sit. Talk to your child about homework when they come home. Look at assignments before their due date to provide time to research or purchase supplies for labs and projects.Read More
Posted on October 15 2016
If you are frustrated with a messy bathroom, then it is time to clear away the clutter before creating organizing systems. Having a disorganized bathroom can make it difficult to get ready for work or school, and if multiple individuals are trying to use the space at the same time, then it is more challenging. Fortunately, there are fantastic bathroom organization and storage ideas available to reduce the clutter.Read More
Posted on September 28 2016
If you are experiencing stress from a cluttered home, then it is time to get organized. A complete home organization can save you several hours a day because you don’t have to look for something that is under a pile of laundry. The best places to begin organizing are the garage or basement. A garage is designed for holding vehicles, lawn care equipment and gardening tools rather than racks filled with clothing or boxes filled with junk. In a basement, you need fast access to the laundry area or climate-control equipment. Begin to purge the excess items from a basement or garage, and use storage systems such as metal shelving or pegboard systems.Read More
Posted on September 04 2016
If you’re into DIY around the home, nothing makes you feel as good as completing a project. That project could be landscaping work, exterior home repairs or replacing an old toilet in the guest bathroom.
When you’re done with your tools, walking into a disorganized space can make you want to scream. While you’re keeping up with your home’s repairs and projects, you might not be dedicating enough time to organizing the space where you keep the vital home repair tools.Read More
Posted on August 08 2016
Although being a parent is oftentimes a rewarding experience, many mothers and fathers find that cleaning up after their children is extraordinarily difficult. In many cases, it is the child’s toys that cause the biggest problems. However, it’s important to know that there are several things you can do to keep your child’s toys organized in the home setting. Here are three of them:
1. Prevent Toys From Accumulating. In many cases, children collect a ton of toys, many of which they rarely or never play with. If this is the case for your child, it’s important to know that you don’t have to let tons of unused toys populate every corner of your home. Instead, master the art of purging through the use of tools like KidsCanGiveToo.com. This website enables children to donate half of the gifts they receive for their birthday to a charity that they choose. Another great resource is Pley. This toy rental company enables children to select which toy they want and then receive it via mail. When the child gets tired of a specific toy, she or he can return it in exchange for a new one. Finally, you may want to consider donating your child’s unused toys to a kids toy organization.Read More
Posted on July 17 2016
Clutter in the home can cause stress and anxiety, but it’s often difficult to get the motivation and time to de-clutter. Having less stuff in your home can lead to a more peaceful place to rest and live. When you begin the process of cleaning out your home, it’e best to start small. Don’t try any large projects unless you have plenty of time to get them done. Also, be sure that you have a place to put unwanted items and have a plan to get them out of the house as soon as possible so they don’t find their way back into your living space. Most important of all, understand that to de-clutter an entire home is a process and it doesn’t have to be done quickly. The following de-cluttering tips can help you on the path of creating a peaceful and beautiful living space.
Begin your de-clutter project with a small area, but one that will make an impact. If you have an entryway that tends to collect random things, begin with it. Perhaps you have a junk drawer that never allows you to find what you need or it may be that your closet needs work? Allow yourself 10-15 minutes to work on the area. Begin with things that are obviously trash and keep a trash bag at hand to throw things away immediately. A box for items to donate should also be close by. Once your time is up, you can keep going if you feel like it or take a break if you’ve been overwhelmed. Even 10-15 minutes a day will allow for significant cleaning time for the week.
Posted on June 25 2016
Keeping organized during a move can feel quite challenging. But with a little planning ahead of time, it doesn’t have to be a huge headache. Here are some tips that will help you keep track of everything and keep your sanity during the move:
1) Use color coding. You can color code boxes with different colored tape or stickers. Assign each a room a color and be consistent about using it. This will make it vastly easier to keep track of what goes in each room. Color-coded boxes can be identified at a glance, from a distance. Make sure you make a list from the start that assigns the colors to different rooms. This will help prevent you from using the same color for two rooms without realizing it. Then, keep track of the list so you can reference it when unpacking.Read More
Posted on June 05 2016
Organizing your closet drawers makes it easier to find the items needed to get dressed in the morning for work or in the evening for special events. Walk-in closets often have organizational systems that include clothing rods at different levels, shelves in a variety of sizes and drawers that are similar to a chest of drawers. Instead of shoving garments into a closet’s drawers in a willy-nilly fashion, store things properly to avoid damaging the items along with making it easier to find things. You can also organize the drawers that are in pieces of furniture throughout a home.
One: Dump out the Drawers
Dump everything out of all of the drawers onto a tabletop, bed or floor in order to choose what you need to keep or throw away. Have a trash bag ready to toss out socks with holes, and you may want to make a pile of items that require repair. If you no longer need a gently-worn garment, then place it in a container to donate it to a charity.Read More
Posted on May 25 2016
You weren’t born to be a neat freak, but you’re getting tired of having to dig through closets and pull out drawers every time you need to locate an important piece of paper. Fortunately, you can learn from those who are always organized. Even if you only implement a few of these habits of organized people, you’ll be on your way to a more organized and less cluttered life.
1. They have a routine. Morning and evening routines make the busiest times of the day go smoothly. Sure, there will be changes every now and then, but organized households have a routine in place to keep every member of the family on task.Read More
Posted on May 13 2016
Organizing your closet might seem like a challenge, but if you follow certain steps, then the process is easy. More importantly, after a closet is organized, you can find items without feeling stressed because the space is filled with an assortment of items that you no longer need. The first thing you need to do is take everything out of the closet to determine what to get rid of along with deciding where the remaining items will go. Before beginning a closet-cleaning process, make sure to have enough time to complete the job, and prepare by having supplies such as boxes and cleansers.
One: Reduce Closet Clutter
The closets in a home become catchalls for everything when it is time to straighten a room before guests arrive, but when it is time for organizing your closet, it essential to purge items. For bedroom closets that contain clothing, footwear and accessories, you should try on the items to get rid of the things that do not fit or that are in bad condition. You can give these items to charitable organizations or have a yard sale. If anything is in the wrong closet, then put it in a box to relocate it to the proper place.Read More
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