Household Tricks That Keep Me Sane

Almost from the day Gracie was born, I knew that in order to manage a household with two small children, organization was going to be key. It has taken me several years to figure out what kinds of organization systems work for our family, and I continue to add to and adjust how we keep our house as the needs of our family changes. But today I thought I would share just a few every day tips and tricks we use around our house to keep ourselves relatively neat and…

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Summer of Organization: Activity Closet

Last week I decided to tackle a big summer organizational project that has been on my mind since we first moved into this new house. When we moved in, we sort of randomly assigned closets for purposes. A linen closet here, another linen closet there, a medicine/first aid/paper products closet over there. Now that we’ve been in the house for a while, though, we are starting to find better places for things and better purposes for our closets. I knew that I wanted and needed an activity closet for the…

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Better Than the Boy Scouts

To many people, good organizational skills are an important characteristic.   But in my family, its a disease.   It started with my mom.   She can make a travel itinerary like its nobody’s business.   Family vacations were structured and scheduled – from breakfast locations all the way down to which gift shops we would visit.   To some people, this sounds like a terrible way to take a vacation, but our family kind of liked it.   Whenever we visited anywhere, we were guaranteed to never miss a…

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