Toss the Backpack Junk

School is to an end and you are there asking yourself what to do with all the junk in your kids backpacks. How could they even fit all of the school year’s paintings in that miniature adult sized backpack? Why are there so many broken crayons in there?   Toss the Backpack Junk Don’t “deal with the backpack later”, deal with it now. Deal with it now so when the new school year arrives you will have one less “to-do” on your list. Try these 3 easy steps to sort out the backpack clutter. Step #1. Toss it, if it is obviously junk. You really don’t need to keep your kindergartners tissue paper as a souvernir. Trust, they will not thank you for saving it when they are older. Toss the broken mechanical pencil and those dried out markers.   Step #2. Make “donate” and “keep” piles. If your kid grew out his Jonas Bros pencil...

Quick Dish Washing Tips

Here are a few quick dish washing tips to hopefully make your time in the kitchen go a little more smoothly. First off, the longer you wait to wash the dishes the more impossible it will seem to wash them all. It’s like they multiply or something. 🙂 Our dish washing tips that I have learned over the years and works especially nice if you are responsible for everyone’s dishes in the house, is to fill the sink with water and soap as you are cooking. Once you’re done using a plate, cup, fork, spoon, knife, or whatever, just wash it! Make it a part of your routine and eventually you will get used to it. Just drop the used utensils in the soapy water when you are done with them. They will be waiting for you once you are done preparing your meal or when you are done eating. This tip also helps your spatulas...

Keep An Organized Laundry House To Avoid Headache

It is a task we do every day, weekly, biweekly, and for those daring enough…monthly. But the longer we wait, the more our laundry piles up and the more an organized laundry space let alone an entire home seems like a dream. After awhile you end up spending more time preparing to load the washing machine then the time it takes for the first load to complete. It’s like a scavenger hunt, excavating through piles of mess in the kids rooms, bathrooms, and closets. Dirty clothes everywhere, but you will not stop until you find the last dirty mismatch sock.  And even then you are not done. You still have to do the dangerous mission of transferring non-dripping wet fabrics to the dryer, all this while preparing lunch for the fam bam. We are such control freaks that we want to do everything ourselves but sometimes feel overwhelmed. Letting the kids and hubby help keep the organized...