Another Attempt at Toy Organization

Another Attempt at Toy Organization

Over the years, I have tried to keep our toy storage organized and somewhat contained in our house.  I don’t want to be one of those houses that looks like a toy store… or, given the wear and tear around our house, a toy dump.  I don’t want toys all over.  I want to be able to sit down on my couch or have people into my home and not have us all swimming in toys the entire time. That’s not to say there aren’t points throughout any given day…

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Chores for Little Family Members

Chores for Little Family Members

In my house growing up, we did chores as a family every Saturday morning.  I remember it so vividly.  Ginny and I had to clean our rooms, change our bedsheets, and then we each had a list of chores to help with around the house that changed every week, as my mom needed.  And my parents helped, too.  No one could escape chores.  And Chris’s family was the same way.  I can remember being over at his house on the weekends during chore time, and his dad handing me a…

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8 Tips and Tricks to Consigning Kids Clothing

8 Tips and Tricks to Consigning Kids Clothing

I started consigning my kids clothes about two years ago. I tried once when I lived in Connecticut, but the first try was a mess. Nothing of mine was bought by the store and I was so frustrated and offended that it took me YEARS before I was ready to try again. Now that I’ve been doing it a while, I thought I’d share some tips and tricks that have brought me the best returns: 1. Have a system in your house for storing consignment clothing. In each of the…

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