Question of the Day: Do You Have Any Fun First Day of School Traditions?

I'm big on traditions. I think they're a fun way to celebrate and build family memories, and I think my type-A personality likes the predictability of them! Although we're homeschooling, we have a bunch of "first day of school" traditions that we started this year. It got me wondering what other people do as well...…

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Stress-Free Back to School: Routines That Work

Last week I asked you for your best tips for making the back-to-school transition easier. It seemed without exception that every one of the tips centered around having routines in place. Today, I wanted to take a look at what makes a good routine and how to set up a routine that works for you.…

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Stress-Free Back to School: Helping Your Child Organize for Success

Last week I attended a blogcast hosted by Peter Walsh and Office Max to celebrate the launch of the Schoolio van Hoolio line of back-to-school products. These products are adorable, and the blogcast was amazing as always. Peter and the other hosts shared a ton of great tips for organizing school supplies, homework areas, backpacks…

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Question of the Day: What’s Your Best Back-to-School Tip?

I have some ideas for back-to-school organization and time management that I'll be sharing next week, but the truth is my kids are all young, so I'll mostly be passing on what I've learned from other people. Because I know y'all are a wealth of information, I'd love to hear your best back-to-school tips as…

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Question of the Day: Share Your Favorite Organizing Blogs!

No, no, I'm not fishing for comments today! However, I love finding great posts to share with you, connecting with other bloggers in the niche and looking for ways to improve Organizing Your Way, so today's question of the day is: Who are your favorite organizing bloggers (besides Organizing Your Way, of course!)? What do…

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Reader Question: Helping Others Get Control of Their Clutter

Erica recently asked if I have any tips for how to help other people get control of their clutter. She's concerned about a family member whose health is starting to be affected by all of the stuff in her house. Although this person agrees that the clutter is a problem, she has excuses for everything…

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Homeschooling 101: Finding a System that Works for You

I am just beginning this whole adventure known as homeschooling as our oldest starts kindergarten this year. While I am hardly an expert when it comes to organizing homeschooling schedules, supplies or records, I did want to share the system I'm currently using because it's working really well for us so far. (Yes, we started…

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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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Quick Tip: Reuse Small Containers for Convenience

The other day, Tanna at Complete Organizing Solutions mentioned that Play-Doh is a summer sanity saver. I couldn't agree more, and it's an activity we pull out almost every week. I know that many people make their own Play-Doh, but I'll admit we prefer the convenience and even the texture and classic smell of regular…

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