I love "new uses for old things" -style tips. The cheapskate declutterer in me can't resist a) reusing an item I already have and/or b) avoiding buying another "unitasker" which will eventually make its way into the giveaway pile. As I've been sifting through the archives for book research, I've discovered that we've got the makings […]
I associate my kids’ first week back at school with a return to routine and a predictable span of hours to work and think. Much as I’m sad to see summer fade, I think: it’s easier during the school year.
But it isn’t. At least not right away.
This could work well over a kid’s desk to stash art or homework supplies. OR as a charging station for the family’s mobile devices.
No more April anxiety! Let’s get our taxes organized NOW while the work is fresh in our minds. What’s your best tip for organizing your tax paperwork? Please leave your tips + links in a comment here or share on Twitter (I’m @parenthacks) or Facebook.
This post is sponsored by Goodwill. "I might need it someday." That, friends, is why decluttering is a constant challenge even though I wrote a book that celebrates decluttering. Calling it an excuse might be a bit harsh. It's a reason, and it seems like a good one. After all, I paid money for that […]
Nancy needs help handling the Stuffed Animal Invasion. DON’T WE ALL. I share a few ideas, and I’d love to hear yours.
You’re busy, time is at a premium, someone’s tugging at the hem of your shirt…and sometimes throwing money at a nagging problem is the best way to solve it.
As you look back on your summer, what worked and what didn’t? What might you do differently next summer?
Where to hang wet bathing suits? Jill has come up with a genius solution that’s as smart as it is simple to implement in your own bathroom.
Two links I hope will help you think differently about summer, especially if you’re feeling panicked about the months ahead.