Zone Defense Assignment: Organizing Kid Stuff

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help! I’ve got my work cut out for me this month when it comes to Zone Defense. If you’re just joining us, […]

Zone Defense Check-In: The Living Spaces

On Zone Defense in April, we tackled cluttered living spaces. What a difference, eh? I can’t tell you how happy this little space makes me. It’s a small thing, for sure. But, man, it packs a punch. I had big plans for my Zone Defense this latter part of the month, didn’t I? You were […]

Zone Defense: Organizing the Living Spaces

Oh, I am SUCH a slacker. Not only have some of our main living/storage areas gotten really, really bad, but I also failed to post this Zone Defense assignment earlier in the month. Just like the junk that I don’t feel like I have time to put away, this post languished in drafts.

You know this program is all about the blind leading the blind, right?

Everyone who thinks that she’s a horrid housekeeper will get a reality check today. You are not alone! We do a fairly decent job of pick-up several times a day, but my kids (and I) are pretty good at stashing things so that on the outside things LOOK neat and tidy, but inside lurks a mess.

If you’re just tuning in, this is my monthly Zone Defense assignment. I am not one of those spic-and-span housekeepers. There are just not enough hours in the day. While we clean on a daily basis, clutter piles up. It multiplies like fruit flies on a hot summer day.

Zone Defense Check-in: The Laundry and Linen Cupboard

On Zone Defense in March, we organized the linen cupboard and laundry areas. So, here we are at our monthly Zone Defense check-in. If you’re just tuning in, you know that we’re facing off against clutter and disorganization. Time to get this place ship-shape, folks. A few weeks ago I explained my goals for getting […]

5 No-Fail Tips for a Clean, Clutter-free, Productive Desk When You Work-from-Home

Do you struggle with keeping your home office clean and organized? Life as MOM Prerna has some fantastic tips to help you keep your space clean, clutter-free, and productive! photo source: Wicker Paradise Your workspace affects your headspace. Truth. As someone who’s been working from home for the last 6 years now, I value the […]

Zone Defense: Getting a Laundry Game Plan in Action

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we head to the laundry room to score big. We do a lot of laundry at our house. I think that I’ve counted at least ten regular loads, but probably closer to fourteen in any given week. With six active kids, you can imagine […]

Zone Defense Check-In: The Kitchen

On Zone Defense in February, we set the kitchen to rights. Okay, team, it’s time for the monthly Zone Defense check-in, only 12 days late. Sorry about that ! If you showed up for practice last month, you know that February’s play was to tackle, er, that is, reorganize and dejunk the kitchen. The kitchen, sometimes known […]

Zone Defense Check-in: Your Personal Space

Okay, team, it’s time for the monthly Zone Defense check-in. If you showed up for practice a couple weeks ago, you know that this month’s play was to tackle, er, that is, clean up and organize your personal space. This zone is vast, even if your personal space is theoretically small. Consider these areas that […]