Let It Go

Today is a great day.  You have just decluttered your home.  Or maybe you purged your closet and really only kept the things you love.   Maybe you decided to thin out the piles of children's toys.  That is awesome!  Give yourself a pat on the back.  You have done a great thing.  You are moving forward with making your life more peaceful and less cluttered. But wait! You now have a pile of perfectly good tchotchkes, clothes or toys.  These things are worth REAL MONEY.  ...continue reading

The Great Toy Purge

I had a reader ask me recently "Julie, how do you get kids to purge their toys? We are moving in the next month and I NEED to get my son's toy area reduced!!"  Such a great question. It's usually easy for us mother' to purge toys.  Things that relatives have given our children that we hate or are too noisy.  Toys that we don't see our children enjoying and playing with.  Large toys that take up lots of room.  These are easy for us...but what do you do when your child is ...continue reading

Dress up…the walls

I have three children and they have all enjoyed playing dress up at some point or another.  We have had a million and one princess dresses, puppy dog costumes, click clack high heel shoes, necklaces, hats and the like.  Keeping all that stuff organized can be a nightmare.  Here are a few tips I have for keeping dress up from getting out of control. Choose your dress up stuff wisely and get rid of the junk.  Go ahead and get rid of that annoying costume that your 4 ...continue reading