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Timesaving Tricks for Organizing Kids’ Clothes

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Great tips for organizing kids' clothes that I wish I knew sooner! Huge timesavers and they make staying organized a cinch!

For years these two EASY tips for organizing kids' clothing have saved us tons of time and kept my sanity intact. If you only read two tips this month in our organizing and decluttering challenge, and you have young kids, I hope it's these! We are a busy, lively household so anything we can do to simplify our lives, such as these two tricks, is a win in my book. Tip #1: Roll Your Clothes I've used this tip since my kids were babies, and my daughter is a youth size 6 now and it STILL … [Read more...]

DIY All-Natural Hair Detangling Spray {Chemical Free!}

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This easy natural homemade detangling spray works WAY better than the chemical version and smells wonderful! Plus, it repels lice thanks to an infusion of essential oils.

Thank you for all the comments and emails about my Day in the Life of an Oily Family post. This isn't the lifestyle I ever imagined embracing, which makes it scary to put out there, but I'm so thankful I did! Hearing YOUR stories about getting started with essential oils and changing lives makes my heart full. One question I've been getting is about the homemade hair detangling spray I use for my daughter. YOU GUYS. It works ten times better than the store-bought spray without the nasty … [Read more...]

Free Printable Chalkboard Labels for Toy Organization

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Free printable chalkboard labels that will have your toys organized in no time flat! Check out the 31 Day Organization Challenge for more great ideas!

Hey hey! Whew, I was knee-deep in LEGOs and trains this week BUT we've made such progress in our playroom! I'll share our toy organization tips very soon, but first I wanted to give you these FREE printable chalkboard labels for your toy organizing endeavors. Simply print, cut, and laminate. I took them to the copy center at Staples for laminating.  They actually used these cool lamination 'pockets' which make the end product laminated on one side and when you peel back the yellow backing it's … [Read more...]

25 Brilliant Ways to Organize Toys

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25 Brilliant Ways to Organize Toys

Still plugging away in our 31 Day Organizing Challenge? Our organizing focus this week has been the playroom, and we're starting to see the other side of it, hooray! Since there's different strokes for different folks-- and different solutions for different types of toys-- I've rounded up 25 clever ways to organize toys, games, stuffed animals, bath toys, and all the wonderful detritus life with kids may bring. NOTE: for more information on each idea, be sure to visit the link above each … [Read more...]

How We Drastically Changed Our Christmas Mornings {for the better}

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Tips for minimizing the mess on Christmas morning and keeping the focus on the real meaning of the season

Is there anything MORE FUN than Christmas morning? The chaos of unwrapping gifts, squeals of delight, my husband and I sitting bleary-eyed watching it all unfold... it truly is the most wonderful day of the year. HOWEVER, I've learned a few things over the years about making the morning go smoothly, minimizing the mess while not interrupting the fun, and also teaching my kids it's not about what you GET, but what you GIVE too. Here's what's in our Christmas Morning Survival Kit, which I tuck in … [Read more...]