Reader Question: Organizing Bath Toys

Last week I received an email from Nikki wondering if I had any suggestions for organizing bath toys. I promised her an answer this week, and I wanted to share it here in case anyone else is wondering the same thing. I hope you all will have some suggestions to add as well! Before my…

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Question of the Day: Do You Clean Before You Leave for Vacation?

The weekend before last we spent the weekend at the beach, and as I was running around before we left, cleaning and preparing for our return, I thought this would make a perfect question of the day. So here it is: What do you do to prepare for your return from vacation before you leave?…

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Question of the Day: How Often Do Your Reorganize?

Last week, I was straining to reach some books on a higher shelf in one of our kitchen garage cabinets when I realized that stretching to reach those books several times a week frustrates me. It's not a huge frustration or anything, just a nagging feeling whenever I know I need to get to one…

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Creative Strategies for Organizing Outdoor Toys

Wow, y'all had some creative and frugal ideas for organizing outdoor toys, and I wanted to highlight a few of those here: 1. Hanging milk crates. Just recently got so tired of toys all over my backyard that I found three old milk crates and hung them on the fence. It cost be about $6.00.…

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Question of the Day: What Essentials Do You Keep In Your Car?

Summer schedules often include more time spent on the road, whether it's a weekend road trip or just a day at the local pool or park. With all this extra time spent in the car, it's good to be prepared for life's little emergencies – being stuck in traffic at dinner time, a potty accident…

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Ready-To-Go Arts & Crafts Boxes

I had originally planned to share this on my very neglected mommy blog, but I figured it might be more fitting here as many of us look for ways to organize and make the most of summer schedules and all the extra play time this season brings! Combatting Summer Boredom with Arts & Crafts I've…

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Question of the Day: Organizing Outdoor Toys

How do you organize your outdoor toys? Do you have a designated toy storage area? Do you limit the number of outdoor toys your kids have? Do you store sports equipment separately from everyday toys? What's your biggest challenge when it comes to storing outdoor toys? What's your best piece of advice for others trying…

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Organizing Triple Play: Organizing Your Junk Drawer

What happens when you take three different organizers and ask them the same organizing question? We’re not sure, but we’re about to find out. Join Laura from I'm an Organizing Junkie, Tanna from Complete Organizing Solutions and me as we take your organizing questions and provide you with three possibly different answers on each of…

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Stress-Free Vacation Planning: A Step-by-Step Plan

When planning a vacation, there are so many things to do to get ready that it can be easy to get overwhelmed. To make the process a little easier for you, I put together a basic planning worksheet to get you started. For more information about planning a vacation or staycation, check out these resources…

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Question of the Day: What’s the Biggest Challenge to Your Summer Schedule?

As we finish up our series on Summer Schedules and Stress-Free Vacation Planning, I'd love to hear from you: What is the biggest challenge to your summer schedule? Is it simply having the kids out of school and without a regular routine? Is it all the extra activities and events? Is it going on vacation…

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