June 16, 2016

 (my little guy enjoying the bubbles I buy by the gallon)

Organizing your summer with the kids can feel like preparing for battle.  I'd rather have them remember a happy mommy instead of a frenzied stress monster.  Any pre-planning and organizing I can do to get to happ...

June 2, 2016


It seems to me you have 3 options for a successful summer home with your kids.  Schedule everything.  Schedule nothing.  Or find a middle ground.


I've done the schedule everything.  For a while it was quite successful when the kids were younger.  I got nap t...

May 19, 2016

School is so close to being over I can almost taste it. I'm knee deep in teacher appreciation weeks (not days, weeks!) for 2 different schools, birthdays, holidays, and end of season sports events. Library books are being inventoried, anything in the lost and found has...

July 16, 2015

Back to school sales are already in full swing so it's the perfect time to organize your kid's clothes.  Take advantage of the low prices in pretty much every store you can think of - Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohls, Target, and even IKEA - for some great deals on p...

July 9, 2015

As a former art teacher with paid summers off, I know how to waste a good vacation.  The first few days are all about relaxing and unplugging from work mode.  Then comes the manic cleaning and project ideas.  Next is the "Why am I so tired even though I'm not working s...

June 25, 2015

Our Organizing Video this week focused on emergency kits and it's something all homes should have, especially with the crazy weather we've been having lately here in Austin.  It's our job as adults to be organized and prepared with emergency supplies and a plan of acti...

June 18, 2015

We've been thinking a lot about what our clients need as the seasons change.  Sometimes summer is a great month for organizing - the kids are home and you can finally get them to go through all the artwork, toys, and stuff they've accumulated this year.  Sometimes summ...

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