War on School Papers

If you're anything like me...you are always battling a war on paper...specifically school papers.  We talked about those stacks of paper last week.  Let's continue to talk about how those stacks of paper enter your home.  They don't always enter your home as a stack...usually they come in the form of cute drawings and special stories written by your children.  They come in the form of papers from the teacher and communication from school.  There are all kinds of sources  ...continue reading

Back To School Stacks

  I feel like most of what I have done this week is put out fires and tackle stacks.  Monday was our first day of school.  I have two in elementary school and this year I have one in middle school.  This means two times the parent meetings, two times the school events and two times the paperwork.  Well, truly I have three sets of paperwork but two different schools means different channels of communication going out and coming in.  To top that all off I spent all ...continue reading

Do It With Me: Schoolwork Storage Project

Today my oldest daughter, Savannah, had her 5th grade graduation ceremony.  It was surreal to think that she won't be going to elementary school anymore.  She has a wonderful class of students graduating with her and I just can't believe that she will be starting middle school next year.  She's so excited and very ready for this next stage of life.  I think I'm ready but today was definitely a huge milestone in our lives.  Someone is seriously going to have to hold me ...continue reading

Welcome to Organizing School

I mentioned this before but I wanted to come back around to this topic of similarity and discuss how it works in organizing.  I suppose one might call this a secret to creating an organized space.  I think when we are organizing a space there is some confusion about what to use, how to group and how to decide what goes together.  Most of the time the goal in organizing is to help make it easier to find things that we are looking for.  But sometimes the goal is to make ...continue reading

Five On Friday | Five Favorite Organizing Tools

I have a few favorite things when it comes to organizing.  Today I'm going to share five of them with you.  If you have ever worked with me you can probably name a few because you're probably using them in your house.   It will also come as no surprise to my friends and clients that you can find everything I suggest at Target.  That's not to say that you can't buy these things at other stores...I just may or may not have a bit of an obsession with Target.  In fact,  I ...continue reading