The more toys you have, the more toys there are the clean up. And for some reason, kids never find toy clean up as fun as toy playing.
Living in a one-bedroom apartment, we try to keep clutter (including toys!) to a minimum. I’ve tried all kinds of storage systems and toy clean up rules, like “no more than two toys out at a time.”
But inevitably, a few hours into the day, I’d be tripping over toy cars and puzzle pieces. And can you blame them? Toys are fun and cleaning just……Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 11, 2017 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Once upon a time, a mom was alone with her thoughts... We all know that's a fairy tale.
There's a running monologue in my head 24/7, that is often both nonsensical and disorganized. If I were an internet browser, I'd have too many tabs open at once and quite a few webpages would be crashing.
No matter how many lists, apps, and calendars I have, it's hard to keep track. Life stuff. Work stuff. Kid stuff. Love stuff. Health stuff. Home stuff. And how to prioritize which…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 9, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments
A long time ago (about 10 years or so), before I was a wife and mommy, I worked as the Executive Assistant at a northeast Ohio, family-owned Chrysler dealership. I worked closely with the owner and his family, doing everything from tracking salemen’s stats to typing his…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on February 1, 2016 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Organizing is hard. And not just because it takes physical & mental energy, determination, and stamina. It’s also hard because there are so many layers. You can’t just go into a room and tackle it right then and there. You have to clean, discard, sort, relocate, and improve. As much as I wish I could tackle room after room in one epic sweep, it’s just not possible.
One of the January goals I set as part of my month of being an…Continue
Added by Celeste on January 21, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments
I am a stay at home Mom to three amazing little ones and I now have a successful blog and YouTube channel!
Just a few years ago though, my home and my life were a disaster! I was always losing things, always late and I was constantly cleaning despite never having a clean house/
I started organizing my home, just 15 minutes a day, and the results were magical! Now, just a few years later my home and life are in order and I turned my passion for organizing into a…Continue
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Last year when we decided I would leave work and stay home to care for my mom and kids, one thing became immediately apparent…
Order was needed.
Some kind of system to find stuff and put stuff where stuff belonged after stuff was being looked for and stuff was not found. Another thing also became achingly apparent… we had a lot of… shi.. I mean, stuff!
There were homework supplies on the kitchen table. Fast food (yeah, yeah, we go there!) toys in the…Continue
Added by Tali Studley on October 3, 2014 at 5:02pm — No Comments
if you have small children your house also probably looks like a declared disaster area by the end of the day! i am amazed daily at how many toys a 2 yr old can scatter and uproot in the course of 24 hrs. and where do you store them all? i really don't want my house to be a constant tripping hazard and feel more like a toys r us than a house that adults actually occupy.…Continue
Added by Bridget Berliner on March 18, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments
While being happy is objective and different things will work for everyone, I wanted to take a few moments to give you some ideas of things to do (or not do!) to live a little bit happier life.
1. Be honest. If you want something, say something. Don’t expect others to know what you desire or need. Be firm, but honest. People love to help others. Ask for what you want.
2. Do nothing. Take some time every day to do nothing. If you are constantly thinking about other…Continue
Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Organize your home on a dime with these clever ideas!
I wrote my next interior design post:Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 29, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
As summer finally begins to make itself known around here (I know, everyone else is experiencing record highs, right?), last week I found myself feeling outsmarted again by our stuff.
"OK, everyone outside."
"Wait, where's your hat?"
"Do you have sunblock on yet?"
"I don't know. Where IS the sunblock?"
"Who used the sunblock last?!"
I've said it a million times. But here it goes again. My job description oftentimes feels like it must read: 50% SAHM duties /…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 4, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
January. New Year. Resolutions. This year i decided to be organized - so i can have more energy and time to be a better mom and a better wife. Schedule in time for work and time for play (with photoshop and my camera).…Continue
Added by Sofia Walker on January 5, 2011 at 10:05pm — No Comments
Good news…here’s a way you can save money at the grocery store – skip grocery shopping this week!…Continue
Added by Kristl Story on November 9, 2010 at 10:57am — No Comments
Simple Sunday is where I’ve been exploring my thoughts on clutter. So, as part of a series I didn’t know I was starting a few weeks ago (the art of de-cluttering, 5 things I’ve learned about clutter,…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 11, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments
A task for the kid-less weekend…
Yep. What do I do when the girls are at their grandparents and my wonderful spouse is at work?Organize our book shelf by color! Yes, I’m weird. (And just in case you think I’m nuts too, I also took walks and had lots of time to write.)
I’d seen this long ago on some blog and thought, “Now that would really improve our bookshelf.” I’m always searching for ways to simplify things in our home since clutter and mess really…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 6, 2010 at 6:40pm — No Comments
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