Simplify For More Time

Sometimes in all the hustle and bustle of family life, we forget to make time for what is really important.  Here are a few ideas on how to simplify and get back some time for your family. Have the family help with the chores. If you have all hands on deck the work will get […]

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Make a Summer Bucket List

Simplify for Balance is the theme for spring and the Freshly Organized team has been working hard to help you and your family simplify and plan better. And, we are here to tell you that the month of May is the perfect time to make a summer bucket list. Chances are you’ve been doing a lot […]

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The Weekly Family Meeting

Simplify for Balance that’s the theme for spring. At Freshly Organized, this spring we are focused on how to help you and your family simplify and plan better. As you most likely know, family organization is complicated.  It requires getting everyone on being on same page. In order to have everyone on the same page every single family […]

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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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Organized Packing for a Family Vacation

Traveling with a family is always an adventure.  Whether you are driving or flying, there are a few tips that can help make the packing less stressful and the trip more enjoyable for everyone. Make a list of what each child needs to pack. Give the kids the list and a grocery bag to put […]

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A Grand Family Vacation Kept Simple

Keep it simple. At Freshly Organized, we believe that the best organizing tip is to keep it simple. This rule is especially important to follow when it comes to family vacations. When you are planning vacations it’s easy to get caught up in doing whatever other people are doing or whatever you see advertised, but too often it’s […]

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The art of planning ahead

Do you ever catch yourself frustrated and thinking, “Oh, I wish I would have…_______.” The blank can be filled in with simple things like remembering to buy that birthday gift when you were at the mall the other day or making that freezer-friendly meal last week for the unexpected company now at your door. Or […]

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Teach your children a lesson in organization

If you have little children, then there are probably very few times that the toys are all organized and your floor is clear. Your kids are having a lot of fun, but as a parent, it can get very frustrating having constant clutter on the floor. This may be the perfect opportunity to teach them a […]

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Family Calendar Check

Do you feel like you were catapulted into the school year? Is managing appointments, meetings, and school activities leaving you feeling fatigued and frazzled? Then, it might be time to reevaluate how you manage your family calendar and, perhaps, more importantly, how you share it with your family members. Taking the time to map out […]

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