Did you know? In the 1950s, the average home size was 983 square feet. Today, the average home size is 2,349. How much space do you have and do you think it's too much or too little?
Started this discussion. Last reply by Sheila Hill Oct 4, 2011.
I’m a mom of two teenage daughters, a Jersey girl at heart, and author of The Organized Mom: Simplify Life for You and Baby One Step at a Time. After a successful career in marketing and publishing, I wanted a more flexible schedule, that would allow me to take my kids to school in the morning, and pick them up in the afternoon. I’ve been organizing busy families since 2003.
I write a blog because I believe organizing is a means to an end: If a household has systems in place, it provides the occupants the opportunity to focus on what’s most important: Family! Come over and sign up to read the latest and find me on Facebook for daily tips and product recommendations and follow me on Twitter.
A simplified morning routine helps any mom or dad tackle the morning rush with ease. Although you may be ready to crash shortly after baby, taking 30 minutes before bedtime will make the difference and set the tone for a good day. You may be thinking, "There's no possible way to get on a routine" or "It's a free for all in our house." This is all understandable. However, to move forward and at least feel a little more in control of your time, trying a few of these simple tips can help you…Continue
Posted on May 18, 2012 at 9:12am — 2 Comments
Organizing a baby’s closet is much different than yours because the items are so itty bitty. However, good news is you can fit so much more in the space!
First, install adjustable shelving to make the most of the vertical space in the closet. Babies require very little hanging space, so having the option to remove a shelf when your baby grows, is a great way to maximize space now.
Place no more than two categories of items per shelf. For example, socks in a basket and shoes can…Continue
Posted on April 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment
I love the start of a new year. It’s a great time to hit the reset button and start fresh. The baggage of the previous year is gone and time to plan new projects, set new goals and simply move forward.
For me, the New Year also ignites the urge to purge—making space for what is relevant in life versus the items that have one living in the past or don’t fit with today’s lifestyle.
Purging requires making decisions. For many, this is the toughest part of the organizing process,…Continue
Posted on January 23, 2012 at 4:00pm
Kids rooms , especially, can become jam packed and cluttered with lots of itty bitty pieces. As with all organizing endeavors, having a place for everything will help kids put everything in its place.
First, divide your child’s room into clearly defined zones. This will help your child to easily identify what needs to go where. Here are the main zones you want to create:
Sleeping—This is an obvious one. What goes here: The bed and night stand. Try not to use the…Continue
Posted on November 11, 2011 at 9:21am — 2 Comments