Teaching Children Tidy Habits Early On

Responsibility and having to participate in housekeeping is good for children, it helps them to feel needed, important and trusted. It helps them feel like they belong. Setting Realistic Timelines Though essential for raising future adults, teaching children to do chores can be exhausting for mom (or whoever the primary caregiver is) if preparation isn’t…

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Why Your Children Need To Learn To Declutter

Many of us that struggle with keeping a clean and clutter-free home, do so because we either have a skewed view of how to do it (if I can’t do it right, I won’t do it at all!), or we were never taught the routines to accomplish it. I’ve talked to people who had parents with immaculate houses…

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Purging The Toys

Toy clutter is one of the largest problems I get asked about: How do I declutter toys?? What do I do with craft projects? My child hoards weird things like junk mail and wrapping paper, what can I do? What do I do with all these misc. pieces?? When you are organizing a child’s room,…

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What Toys Should My Baby & Toddler Have?

Many parents find themselves, and their children, overwhelmed with the amount of toy in the house and seek to declutter. But when we’re looking at cutting back on toys, the focus tends to lean towards what toys should we keep, that foster imagination and give children hours of enjoyment? Disclaimer: Children’s brains are going to…

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Why I Don't Play With My Children

Are you a parent who doesn’t enjoy playing with children? At least, not in the imaginative, pretending sort of way? I’m certainly am! Many parents feel the same way and live with guilt about it. There is no need to feel ashamed- it’s the way we are, and that is just fine! We pretended when we were children, and…

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Clutter-Free Stocking Stuffers

If you celebrate the holidays with gifts in the stocking, you know that many of the “stocking stuffers” toted in the stores are trinkets. It’s easy to fill a stocking with cheap gadgets and do-dads… and then wonder in the days that follow where on earth you should put these “handy” items. I enjoy the…

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Inspiration To: Declutter The Toys

  Getting rid of the toys has a draw to many in the minimalist movement. Many parents are finding that the toy situation is overwhelming to them as well as to their children. I loved how Denaye walks through each step of creating a wonderful play space for her son that fosters imagination. And you know…

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Practical Tips To Organizing Children's Rooms

  When you are organizing a child’s room, the more streamlined it is, the more likely kids are to follow through with keeping it clean and organized. After you declutter the toys, figure out the general path the kids take through their rooms, so you know where to place different organizational tools. Hooks, hooks, everywhere!…

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