Category Archives: Children & Teenagers

The Birthday Clutter Dilemma

  I love celebrations. Life frequently seems full of difficulties and stress, so why not make the most of happy occasions? Children’s birthdays can be lots of fun, and most kids love a party! At the same time, the whole “birthday thing” often ushers in some incremental clutter to your space. Here are a few

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Organizing With Teenagers

Do you have a teenager, and his/her room is driving you crazy? Maybe the bathroom is even worse: it smells like gym socks or is covered in make-up and hair bands. The days of the perfectly made bed seem far away, and you have lowered the bar way down to “Can you please not leave food

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Five Tips for Starting Strong In a New School

  Do you know someone who is headed off to a new school? This week I am delighted to welcome guest blogger Melanie Turner, a college sophomore, who provides insight on what to do during the first week to ensure a smooth and successful transition.    *     *     *    

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Managing Children’s Clothing

If you have children, you are most likely dealing with the issue of clothing management. Having a system for migrating clothing into and through your space is critical because: Children are always growing New pieces are always coming in Clothing that is not being worn can quickly overwhelm a space Clothing that has been saved

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Getting Kids to Put Toys Away

Some things are inherently challenging: climbing tall mountains, losing the last five pounds, sleeping when you have a head cold, and getting your children to put their toys away! Research suggests that children flourish in an orderly environment, and yet they seem to consistently resist the tasks required to maintain one. This puts a parent

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