Welcome to February. How are y'all doing on your resolutions one month into 2018? If your goal was to stay organized and you already need a little encouragement (no judgment--we feel you!), we have some easy tips and tricks you can implement today to get things back in order ASAP.
Purge and Downsize
You probably gained a lot of "stuff" this holiday season. I know I did. My kids, too (thanks, Santa). Now is the time to sort, streamline, and downsize your belongings. Don't be overwhelmed, start one room at a time. Create donation piles for toys, clothes, and everything in between. All those art projects you've been hanging on to--decide which ones are keepers and which ones should be gifted to Grandma and Grandpa. Don't get too emotional about anything. Things are just things, after all. If you haven't used it, worn it, played with it, or admired it in six months, do as Elsa and "let it go."
Now that the holiday hustle and bustle is over, it's back to you family's regularly scheduled but still super busy everyday routine. It can be had to get back into the swing of things. Kick off your January with a color-coordinated master family calendar that visibly shows where everyone needs to be at all times. This will help you stay prepared and keep the kids feeling informed, confident, and empowered. (Google calendars are great too--because they sync to you devices!)
Get Out and Play with a Smarter Set of Wheels
Our family has been through many wheels over the years. Since we are mostly an urban family, our kids found scootering the best way to get to school. My kids got bigger, so I’ve been researching options for them. Now it's time for an upgrade to our wheels and we've got some ...read more
The Best Diaper Pails and Accessories
I do believe diapering is the one activity we do the most of when our kiddos are young. For more months than I care to remember, I changed diaper after diaper after diaper. An all inclusive list of the best diaper pails and diaper accessories would have been so very helpful. ...read more
Breast Cancer Awareness Tips to Empower Yourself
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are all about sharing tips to keep our busy moms healthy and at the top of their game. I think it's safe to say, we are all aware of Breast Cancer, but when it comes to breast-cancer prevention, we are sharing tips to help you feel ...read more
We've shared our love for customizable labels before, and we're still singing their praises. They help keep us organized and keep our kids' winter accessories out of the lost and found! Now is a great time to get yourself some Mabel's Labels. You can use them to sort spices, organize craft supplies, and separate toys. The organizing opportunities are endless. Plus, they're super durable!
Establish a schedule and you'll set yourself up for success. Beds should be made every morning (you'll be amazed at how this will give you a mental boost). Empty the sink every night--whether that means a hand-washing or a load in the dishwasher. Launder the sheets once a week. Do a ten-minute straighten-up every evening before bed. Making these cleaning rituals a regular routine will ensure you home stays spick and span.
A Home for Everything
The biggest challenge in cleaning and organizing is figuring out where to put the stuff (you know, #allthethings). Everything needs a designated home--from the TV remote to miscellaneous kitchen gadgets to the kids' knick-knacks. This is where labels, once again, become key! Don't arbitrarily put things away; straighten up with intention and you'll stay organized this year and beyond.
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