Readers, what are your best tips on decluttering with kids? What advice has been a gamechanger for you and your family? What have been your biggest decluttering struggles through the years with your kids?
Do you make your kids’ beds? (Do you make them do it?) I thought this might be an interesting conversation about what we do for our kids.
I’m really into digital journaling lately — these are some of my favorite tools…
What are your favorite organization tips as the school year gets underway? We’ve shared tips for preserving your kids’ artwork, as well as why I think a family email address is great for all working parents — but today I thought I’d explain an easy trick I’ve figured out for how to use your iPhone to … Read More about How to Use Your iPhone to Store School Paperwork
Kate and I were talking recently about how we keep track of kid-related paperwork and information, and I mentioned I was using Evernote for a lot of stuff. I really love it for my mom-related research, so I thought I’d write something up. A couple of years ago over at Corporette, we shared the busy woman’s … Read More about Evernote Tips for Moms
You know, I finally realized the other day that I haven’t seen my cache of wrapping paper, bows, or ribbons since… I got married, it seems. (Kidding. Not really.) I keep buying them, and then they disappear. My husband keeps moving them to different places, including with our Christmas storage stuff. Sigh. I’ve just bought … Read More about Organizing Thursday: Hanging Wrapping Paper Storage
OK, guys, let’s hear it: how do you organize your makeup? I feel like I am forever hunting for that ONE pencil or that one lipstick. My current system involves an organizer like this one and, honestly, one of those long plastic boxes meant to help you organize your silverware drawer — I pull everything … Read More about Organizing Thursday: Cosmetic Makeup Organizer
A number of readers noted on Tuesday’s post with tips for preserving kids’ artwork that they use the Ikea wires, which are super affordable if there happens to be an Ikea near you. (Amazon also has them, with a long shipping speed.) We actually bought the Ikea version years ago but never put it up … Read More about Organizing Thursday: Bronze Star Art Cable
What are your best tips for preserving kids’ artwork, readers — from storing it in an organized way to displaying it in your home to keeping digital copies? It’s never too early to start weighing methods of preserving kids’ artwork—or you may find yourself still dealing with it when your kids have their own kids. … Read More about Tips for Preserving Kids’ Artwork (Without Keeping Everything)
Reader M wrote in with a request for a story about how to store the clothes your kid has outgrown… Here’s her question: Your “Organizing Thursday” post inspired me. Would you consider doing a post about storing baby/ kid items that your kid has outgrown? Interesting question, M! I think I’ve written about this before, … Read More about How to Store the Clothes Your Kid Has Outgrown
This is one of those things that I didn’t know existed until I saw it at a friend’s house. My kids have never been too into puzzles, but if yours are, you know how it can be a pain in the butt to store them. This looks like a great solution if the collapsing pile … Read More about Organizing Thursday: Deluxe Puzzle Storage Rack
If you have a tiny bathroom like we do and your kids have to have every bath toy in existence, you may want to try these organizing bins. I bought three of these for our bathroom and stacked them — it’s a good way to keep things visible for the kids so that they don’t forget about their … Read More about Organizing Thursday: Stackable Bins