Zone Defense: Kid Stuff

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing all that kid stuff: toys, clothes, bedrooms. This month’s assignment is to get the kids’ stuff in order. Summer vacation is a great time for this. The kids are home; schedules are […]

Car Maintenance and Emergency Preparedness (Zone Defense)

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Check out these easy organizing tips for emergency preparedness — both big and small — that you might encounter when on the road. This month’s Zone Defense assignment entailed getting your travel and transportation “stuff” in order. And this month we’ve done a lot of that. We made two road trips totalling 630 miles, had […]

Summer Fun: Watch a Movie

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Make a memory and enjoy a movie together as a family. Here are some inexpensive ways to do it as well as a list of film recommendations. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. We are big […]

iPhone Apps that Can Help You

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The right iPhone apps can help you make light of every day chores and add enjoyment to your life. About a year ago I broke down and bought an iPhone. I bought the iPhone4 for $99, exactly $99 more than I had ever paid for a phone. Up until that point, all my cell phones, […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Your Traveling Equipment

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing our traveling and vacation equipment. (At my boys’ hockey games they play inspirational music during warm-ups and right before a face-off, so here’s a little music to get you going before the […]

Zone Defense: The School Room

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Are you on Zone Defense with us this year? We’re moving through the house, zone by zone, tackling clutter and putting things in order. This year, we’re on Zone Defense. Each month’s challenge is to tackle a different area of the home, setting it to rights, dejunking and decluttering, and otherwise organizing that space. This […]

Kitchen Chores for Kids

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Participating in kitchen clean-up is good for kids and for parents. Here’s how it works at our house. I remember when my eldest child was just five years old. We gave him the job of busboy. I bought a small plastic dishpan. After each meal, he would load it up with the dishes and take […]

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Organized on a Budget

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I’ve struggled over the years with wanting to “organize” all our stuff and get it in nice Pinterest-worthy order. I don’t usually have the inclination or the budget to pull it off. Today Life as MOM contributor Prerna shows us how to organize on a budget. As someone who tries to get the maximum bang […]