The first year I sent my children to camp, I began preparations several months in advance. I ordered the camp logo items, purchased horseback riding boots, and soccer cleats (for a child who hates soccer and thinks horses are smelly), and had labels ironed or sewn into every last sock. Now, five years later, I pack two days before the trunks leave, and it couldn’t be easier.
Here are some of my tips for organizing for camp without the hassle:
Every spring we get the rakes and wheelbarrows out to clear away the clutter accumulated in our yards after a long winter.
The same goes for our car, as we get our bi-annual tune-up for the faithful vehicle that totes our kids from school to sports practice or ballet lessons and back again.
Who has time to clean their house? (Crickets.) Does anyone clean their own home anymore? (Bigger and more obnoxiously-loud crickets now, at least with a lot of my busy friends.) Looks like I'm the only sucker.
Getting rid of things in your home can be a difficult task; it seems like we can always find reasons to hold on to items that we no longer need or use.
But what happens when we just can't bring ourselves to throw things away? We may imagine that we will need these items someday - but what would life look like without ownership of these objects? Within all of us there is a little hoarder addiction.
Okay moms, other than what every women would like - more time in the day - what else do we need and want more than anything?
With spring on the horizon, it's natural to revisit, revise, and resolve to spruce things up in the coming months. Similar to "resolutions," the choices we make each spring are really goals, and working towards and achieving our goals is a sure way to feeling accomplished and fulfilled.
Whether you're looking to reinvent your life or just make a few small but important tweaks, here are some starter ideas to help you make your own "decorating resolutions" - and design the coming months to be your best yet:
Last night I stayed up late watching A&E’s “Hoarders” with my mother-in-law.
Are you giving your house a thorough spring cleaning? Don't skip the pantry! With these great tips from ZipList founder Geoff Allen, you can have a well-stocked and well-organized storehouse in a snap!
1. See how many meals you can make with the items already in your pantry. Homemade soup is a great way to use of a mixture of pantry ingredients such as pasta, dried beans, canned vegetables, spices and grains.
The following post is sponsored by Wisk Deep Clean.
Running errands, picking up kids from school, juggling a thousand different responsibilities every day - if there's one thing every mom needs, it's a little more free time!
So to help you out, we've got some great time-saving tips to help busy moms on the go:
Between baseball, football, tennis, and basketball, my son needs his own social secretary just to run his extracurricular activities. Sadly, that’s me! And although my daughter “only” plays tennis and basketball, she too has her share of uniforms, practice outfits, sneakers and gear.
What’s the best way to organize all this equipment, not to mention the logistics? Here are my tips to help you through every sporting season under the sun: