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Organize Your Summer with Kids

Summer offers many organizational challenges: inconsistent schedules, summer trips, sunset at 9 p.m., camps, playdates, and more. It also gives us a chance to spend more time with the kids, which we hope can be fun instead of a struggle. When you organize your summer, summer fun is more likely. Easy Ways to Organize Your Read More

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Organize Picture Books for Kids

Wrangling books is hard for kids. Why? The books are heavy. They tip. Bookcases have long rows of things that little hands have a hard time balancing. All this to say, typical bookcases can be hard for kids. Besides the coordination involved, beginning readers have difficulty picking out titles in a long line of books. Read More

Organized Children's Playroom

7 Tips to Teach Kids to Clean Up

Why don’t kids want to clean up? For so many reasons, many of which are really good ones. Understanding their objections makes it easier to teach kids to clean up. Why Kids Don’t Like to Clean Cleaning up makes things harder to find. When toys are on the floor, kids can find and play with them. Read More

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Back to School Organizing

Back to school time can feel chaotic, but it doesn’t have to be chaotic. How do you make the shift? 6 Tips for Back to School Organizing Set an intention. What do you want the start of the school year to look like? To feel like? For your kids and for you? Identify the obstacles to that Read More

20 Ideas for What to Do with Kids’ Art

What can you do with children’s artwork? Most of my organizing clients just aren’t sure what to do with their kids’ creations. Neither are most parents. There’s so much of it.  Some of it is beautiful. Other pieces are markers in time: a handprint, the first collage of shapes your child made after mastering scissors, the Read More

Organizing for Kids: School Papers

Whether your kids just got out of school for summer are about to get out, you’ve probably got stacks of school papers to deal with: art work, worksheets, stories, journals, and more more more. What are you supposed to do with it? I’ve had clients function anywhere on the spectrum from keeping everything to throwing Read More

One In, One Out

One of my favorite organizing principles is One in, one out. What does that mean? That for every one thing you bring into your house, you should move one out. Of course, that works a whole lot better when you’ve already decluttered and have already gotten rid of a hundred or a thousand things. Once Read More