Tag Archives: family

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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Organizing the Garage

The garage can be a very useful space, but sometimes it becomes a family dumping ground. Since we don’t live in the garage, it’s pretty easy to let  garage organization get away from us. The first step to organizing any garage is always to clean out the things you don’t want or need. If you […]

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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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Graduation Planning Checklist

If you have a graduate in your family this spring, your head might be spinning with party-planning details. Here’s a basic checklist to help keep you on track. Determine when and where to have the graduation party. Keep in mind any school-scheduled graduation activities. Set a budget. Choose a theme (if you want one). Send […]

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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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Ask the Pros: What are your favorite kitchen organizing tricks?

Last week we shared how Amy Lamar, a professional organizer from our team, likes to organize her kitchen. If you are ready to get your kitchen organized, Amy recommends these easy-to-implement kitchen organizing tricks. Portable wire shelves are great space-savers because they give you double the storage space. Organize spices by type: I put the spices that […]

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Ask the Pros: How do you organize your kitchen?

Each month we like to choose one room that we can offer followers advice on how to organize. This month it’s the kitchen. One of our professional organizers, Amy Lamar, had a ton of great advice and practical tips. We especially love her advice on letting the junk drawer be the junk drawer! Q:   Kitchen organization […]

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Simplify for balance.

Are you ready for spring? We are here to help! If you are anything like the Freshly Organized team, you are ready for the sunshine and warmer temperatures, but maybe not all the busy activity spring brings – weddings, graduations, end-of-school-year activities – and don’t forget soccer, baseball, and the list goes on and on […]

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Make the most of your time in the car

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” ―Peter De Vries Now that school and fall sports are in full swing, the amount of time parents spend in the car with kids increases tremendously. If it seems you are off to somewhere every evening, try to look at […]

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