November is “Declutter your Kitchen” month

Filed under: Kitchen,Monthly Missions — Colleen at 6:03 am on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Do you open up your fridge or cabinets, only to have food or pans fall out on you?

Do you have food in your pantry that you brought with you from your old home, 10 years ago?

Do you have difficulty finding your linens when you are entertaining?

Have you run out of counter space?

This month we’re in the kitchen, solving these problems and more. By the end of the month you will sort your food items, reclaim your cabinets and counters, straighten your dining area, and go through your recipes. We’ll get it all done, a week at a time, getting your kitchen in-shape for the holiday season ahead!
Ready for the challenge? Get started with Week 1! Good luck!

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Cool Products: Organized….with kids

Filed under: Cool Products!,Kids — Colleen at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 1, 2007

It’s hard to feel organized when kids have you going in every direction. Here are some great products to help be organized… even with kids!

hangingcanvasshoe.jpg Want to promote self sufficiency with your children? Place matched outfits in each space and your children can pick an outfit each morning and you’ll no longer have to explain why that Hawaiian shirt doesn’t match soccer pants. This is also great for spouses who “can’t find” anything to dress the kids in. Just match up outfits as you put away the laundry.
Fridgemate.jpg Kids tend to generate a lot of paperwork. Easily reference their schedules with this refrigerator organizer.
ClosetDoubler1.jpg Double your closet space! This “Closet Doubler” is especially great for making the most of a children’s closet.
Anti-tip1.png When you’re organizing a room for children, don’t forgo safety. Secure furniture to walls to prevent injuries.

toylabels.jpg Make cleaning up a game! Use these labels to label your toy bins. You child can match the toys to the picture or word.
photohook.png Organize your entranceway or mudroom. Teach your children to hang up their clothes and backpacks. Place a picture of your child in their corresponding hook.

Hangingjewelry1.jpgHaving trouble finding hair ribbons, barrettes, and rubber bands for your daughters? Need a place to store dress-up jewelry? Or need a place to house your Polly Pocket or Barbie accessories? This hanging organizer does the job!

bathtub.jpg Bath toys are great, unless you’re stepping on them first thing in the morning! This frog attaches to your bath tub stall and has a detachable scoop to house bath toys. My kids love using the scoop to fish out their toys when bath time is over.

cdwallet.jpg Do your kids love movies, but the DVD cases end up all over the floor and the DVD’s never end up back in their cases? Ditch the cases and put them in a DVD wallet. Most kiddie movies have pictures on the face of the DVDs. Since my kids can’t read yet they just flip through their movie wallet to make a selection and I can easily return the DVD to the wallet when they are finished viewing it. Bonus: their movies are alway portable for trips!
View more organizing products for kids here.