Tag Archives: planning

How To Enjoy The Holidays More

The holidays are a wonderful time of year with many celebrations, but I think we all agree that when the holiday season gets into full swing, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed. Here are a few quick ideas on how to simplify the season. Put all the events on the calendar and turn down the […]

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8 Tips to Keep You Organized for the Holidays

The holidays can be hectic.  These 8 tips will help you be less overwhelmed and more focused on fun this holiday season. 1. Make a list and check it twice.  If you have a lot of things swirling around in your head, making a list can help bring focus on what needs to be done. […]

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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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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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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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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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