Happy Halloween! Are you ready to celebrate?

Ready or not, Halloween is here! Last week we talked about planning ahead for Halloween to avoid the last minute headaches. Hopefully, you made the time to do the prep work for costumes and classroom treats and are now enjoying the feeling of being prepared and, actually, ready to enjoy a fun evening with your […]

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Tips to get the kids out the door in morning

It’s the middle of October and you’re still having trouble getting your kids out the door in the morning.  Here are a few tips that may make the morning run a little smoother. Make a morning to-do list. You can post it in the kids’ bathroom for quick reference in the morning. Let me tell […]

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Even Halloween requires some organization

Are you ready for Halloween? Make a plan. Create one list of what needs to be done and another of what you need to buy or borrow. Here are a few items to consider. Do your kids have Halloween costumes picked out? The best costumes are often homemade, and no, I don’t necessarily mean hours […]

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Lost and Found Basket helps organize your home and teach a lesson

  “Everything should have a home.”  You hear that from professional organizers all the time, but the reality is things don’t always get placed in their “home”. If that sounds familiar, a lost and found basket may help your home. At my house there always seems to be a few items that just don’t make […]

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It’s not too late to make this school year an organized one!

It’s hard to believe, but most schools have been in session a full month now and students will be receiving mid-term reports soon. If your child seems to be struggling with managing homework, it might be time to help them get organized (or reorganized) for a successful school year. Minimize Distractions.  A huge obstacle to […]

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Tips for a successful college search

The college search is a real opportunity for children to exert their independence.  But when a child starts their quest for the perfect college they may go into information overload.  There will be information about each college they are considering, the different degrees available, scholarships, financial aid, application processes and much more.  So much information […]

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Kids’ art: Do you save or toss?

Do you live with a budding artist?  You know, the one who always has a picture for you to hang on the refrigerator?  The art (and the artists) are mighty cute, but you can’t keep all the art so what do you do with it? Let’s begin with the end in mind.  What is your […]

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Medicine cabinets need spring-cleaning too

As you tackle all of your spring cleaning, it’s good time to clean out the the medicine cabinet and stock up items you’ll need for summer. 1. Sort through all your medicines. 2. Dispose of any medicine that has expired or is no longer needed.  The question comes up quite a bit about the proper way […]

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Help your child get organized

As parents, many time we wish that our kids were just magically organized. Unfortunately, we don’t have a magic wand to make this happen! The good news is that organizing skills can be taught. And, the start of a new school year is the perfect time to help your child improve his/her organizational skills. Here are some […]

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Hooks simplify back-to-school organizing

As you organize for the school year, don’t forget about an easy and inexpensive organizing tool: hooks. Hooks can be used near the door for coats and bags, in the kitchen for lunch bags, in the bedroom for jewelry and sports bags, and in the bathroom for towels. The addition of hooks helps make it easier […]

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