Should Kids Have Chores at Home?

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Should kids have chores at home?  If so, what age do I start?  Should I pay them? These are questions I get all the time when I speaking to women and working with families. I have seen the full “chore” spectrum in my organizing business and believe me, everyone has an opinion on what is right!  There are the parents who don’t require that their kids lift a finger and the ones who have their kids doing their own laundry by age 7.  There are chore charts, reward systems, punishment systems, payment systems, and open ... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Organized Travel

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With spring and summer fast approaching you may be traveling more than usual. Nothing is worse than not knowing what to pack or forgetting something important (*insert charging cables here*). On this segment of Organize Your Life I share 5 tips for organized travel. I have personally used all of these and can tell you that it makes such a difference! Make a list- Make a list for each child, yourself, and anyone else you are packing for Think of each situation you might be in on the trip and write down items ... [Continue Reading]

How to Make a Boo Bag {Halloween}

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Have you ever been Boo-ed at Halloween? It's one of those annoying, yet fun things that happens during this season and we just got it yesterday. Here, I'm going to teach you how to make a boo bag so you can surprise you own neighbors! Getting Boo-ed is when someone rings your doorbell and leaves behind a cute pumpkin or bag filled with candy and junk for your kids.  You also get a secret message about what being Boo-ed is about and a sign to place on our front door.  This is to alert other neighbors that your family ... [Continue Reading]

5 Things to Organize Around Your House in the Fall

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Fall is a great time to organize, but what are the BEST things to tackle as the weather cools? On this segment of Organize Your Life, I share what I think are 5 things to organize around your house in the fall that will make a big difference. Remember, you don't need to do them all. Just pick the one or two that need the most attention and go for it! Garage, attic, or shed- It’s a great time to re-think how you use your garage. If you can’t park in there because of clutter, now is the time to purge it and organize ... [Continue Reading]

The Trapper Keeper is Back + Giveaway

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Hey everyone! I posted this blog post last week, but today I am adding an EASY way to win the Trapper Keeper! Just follow the raffle at the end of the post and in seconds you will be entered!! Winner announced August 1st! I was provided two Trapper Keeper systems, one for review and one for a giveaway to my readers, by Mead. All opinions are my own. I'm a child of the 80's and few things were more awesome than the hairstyles, the music (Madonna, duh), and the clothes. To prove it, here is my senior picture, circa ... [Continue Reading]