Tag Archives: Sheila Taylor

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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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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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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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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Summer Vacation…Fun or Stressful?

Summer is in full swing! Some parents see this as great family fun time while others dread this time of the year.  How about you?  Here are few tricks that can help make this time of the year fun for all. Reevaluate your family summer “to-do” list. Don’t have one? Make one! This list can […]

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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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Reduce Wasted Time on the Computer

We’ve been talking about how to find motivation this week. Time is always a challenge because you might feel motivated to do something, but don’t feel like you have the time to do it. These days, people are so busy and feel like they have no time to enjoy themselves, let alone better there lives […]

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