The Dangers of Multitasking and Losing Your Focus

After the recent New York Times article about distracted drivers, I've read quite a few articles and posts about multitasking that have really made me consider some of my own habits. Although I've talked in the past about the importance of focus and setting aside time to work without distractions, I've been guilty of distracting…

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Organizing Christmas Decorations: A Step-by-Step Plan

This series was first run last year. I'm updating and reposting it now so that you have time to think through your needs and make an organizing plan before you begin packing away your Christmas decorations. Taking the time to organize your ornaments and other decor really does make a huge difference when it's time…

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Organizing Christmas Decorations: Storing Decorations and Ornaments

This series was first run last year. I'm updating and reposting it now so that you have time to think through your needs and make a plan before you begin packing and storing away your Christmas decorations. Taking the time to organize your ornaments and other decor really does make a huge difference when it's…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Baking

Today is day nine in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Baking Holiday baking is yet another aspect of Christmas that I love. I'm not a great cook, but I make some pretty yummy baked goods, and I love to make cookies, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and other treats for friends, families, neighbors,…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Christmas Cards

Today is day seven in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. l love receiving Christmas cards in the mail, especially those with updated family pictures. We hang ours along the garland on our staircase, and it becomes just one more reminder that Christmas is about people not stuff! Whether you…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Shopping

Today is day five in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. Today we discuss on to make Christmas shopping easier. There is nothing quite like heading to the mall on Christmas Eve to watch as people scurry in and out of stores in search of the perfect gift while the…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Scheduling

Today is day two in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Scheduling Money and budgets may be thought of as the main sources of stress during the holidays, but Christmas calendars and schedules are at least equally responsible! Trying to balance family time and social obligations, shopping and making gifts,…

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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. I 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 about $6.00.…

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Making Summer Plans: Planning Summer Schedules for Your School-Age Kids

Because my oldest is only four, summertime doesn't look much different than the rest of the year for us. However, my friend Shaina, who blogs at Food for My Family, shares her summer planning process below, and she includes a lot of great ideas and hints for making the most of your summer schedules! Summer…

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All About To-Do Lists: Starting with a Brain Dump

Lucretia from GeekMommy recently shared her fear of forgetting something important because of her lack of organization. She said: I keep telling myself that if I could just sit down and get organized, I would sleep better - because I wouldn’t lie there thinking about what it is that isn’t organized and therefore must not…

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