Zone Defense: Emergency Preparedness

There’s no better time than the present to prepare for an emergency. We don’t get to schedule those. This month on Zone Defense, we’ve been preparing for emergencies. I know, no one thinks it’s going to happen to them. And chances are, it won’t. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s […]

The One in Which I Ramble a Lot and Show How We Created a Fun Play Space for Our Kids

My kids have no shortage of toys, books, and games. In fact, we have an entire single car garage, aptly dubbed The Toy Garage in which we store the aforementioned toys, books, and games. Each child has a stash of his own personal items in his bedroom, either in bins under the bed or in […]

How to Organize & Contain Children’s Toys, Books & Other Stuff

Toys, books, and other kid stuff make a home fun and playful. Yet sometimes, it can become too much stuff. It’s hard to manage it all and still give your children a fun atmosphere to live and play in.  Today, as part of Zone Defense, contributor Prerna shares some tips for Toy Management. Ever wonder how […]

Clean and Simple Kids’ Rooms (Zone Defense: Kid Stuff)

On Zone Defense, we’re tackling clutter and working to put in place a game plan for home organization. This month we’re turning our attention to the stuff that our kids collect. Six months ago we started a game plan to organize our homes. Rather than tackle clutter and chaos in one fell swoop, we are approaching it […]

Zone Defense: Travel & Transportation

On Zone Defense, we’re tackling clutter and working to put in place a game plan for home organization. This month our zone to hone in on is Travel and Transportation. Six months ago we started a game plan to organize our homes. Rather than tackle clutter and chaos in one fell swoop, we are approaching […]

Movie Storage (Zone Defense)

On Zone Defense, we’re tackling clutter and working to put in place a game plan for home organization. Well, I didn’t know that the halftime show would last as long as it did. May is such a blur to me. I’m not sure what happened. Did you get your living spaces all decluttered, cleaned, and […]

Books and What to Do with Them (Zone Defense)

On Zone Defense this month, we’re tackling living spaces. Books play a big part in how we live, so let’s get them organized and avoid the visual and physical clutter. As a family of book lovers and folks who do school at home, we have a lot of books. A lot. Over the years I’ve […]

Zone Defense: Living Spaces

This year we’re on Zone Defense, moving room by room, tackling clutter and disorder. This month we’re going after those living spaces and all the “stuff” we use to entertain us. By now you’ve noticed a pattern for our zones: Personal space Food (kitchen) Clothing (laundry room/linens) Now we move to the living spaces. I define […]