One big obstacle to organizing children's rooms? Too many toys!
Whether it's fast food freebies, mushrooming collections or over-buying by doting grandparents (Guilty!), it's easy for children's toys to pile up well beyond their play value. How do you pull the plug on toy excess?
Try these tips to identify toy keepers, turf surplus toys, and rotate the family's toy collection to cut down on toy clutter. Read More >>
While the answer is different for every person and every household, there are four core elements of an organized life. Knowing the Core Four--and where you fall in relation to each element--is essential to craft a get-organized plan that will work for you.
Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we'll meet the Core Four. Where will you focus your get-organized energies? Read More >>
You say you want to get organized, but what does that mean, exactly?
There are as many paths to an organized home as there are households, because the meaning of "organized" is personal to each family.
Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, it's time to consider where the shoe pinches. Knowing what isn't working is the first step to creating a personalized path to the organized life of your dreams. Read More >>
With more than half of the New Year Cleaning Challenge completed, it's time to make a progress check.
Today, step back for a few minutes and celebrate all the changes you've made this year. Give yourself a big pat on the back for every area, large or small, that has been cleaned, decluttered and organized as you've followed along with the plan.
Next, assess your progress. Did you start strongly but found that life intervened with your plans? This is the week to refresh your motivation and renew the assault against dirt and disorder.
Fallen off the rails entirely? Hey! It happens! Review the factors that tripped you up, and remind yourself that one of the strongest indicators of successful self-change are trying, trying, and trying again.
Most of all, enjoy your home. It's the tapestry frame on which you weave your life ... so make it warm, welcoming and wonderful!
Are you ready to cook once, eat for a month? Time to try freezer cooking!
The concept of freezer cooking goes by many names. Once-a-month cooking. Frozen assets. OAMC. Meal assembly. Each describes the practice of assembling partially-prepared entrees in bulk for freezer storage.
Made in multiple and needing only reheating or final preparations, freezer meals are an easy way to feed the family fast ... and cheap. Read More >>