The secret to an organized life?
Since we can't get any more of it, we need to deftly manage what we have.
We have busy schedules that, without a plan, can wreak havoc on our days.
With family members going in so many different directions, a master schedule is essential.
Right now, before the mad dash of the holiday season is underway and we're busy with seasonal stuff, is a great time to consider getting it all together at home, starting with a master family schedule and concluding with a renewed cleaning routine.
Read the 7 fall organizing tips here.
Oh, toys. Many toys. Many big toys. There's one rule when it comes to toy storage solutions: Divide and label. Everything.
Since most preschoolers can't read, these organizing ideas won't include your home office file-folder labels. Instead: consider kids room storage with picture labels.
Pictures of socks, short, shirts, and dinosaurs help your preschooler know where each of these things go.
Color or tape pictures on every box, bin, or bag of the items that go inside.
For example, I went to the Thomas the Tank Engine home page, printed out a train picture, and taped it to my preschooler's bin of Thomas toys.
Bathroom organization is key to everyone getting out the door on time each morning. Yet the most used area - the sink - is usually the first to get clogged with stuff.
There goes that timely departure you'd planned.
The biggest challenge here is that people often share this small space.
And people have different stuff that, naturally, they want front and center on the sink area. Which means the sink area has just become valuable home surface real estate.
To keep clutter from slowing down your daily routine, try these 3 storage ideas for bathrooms.