Top 3 Tips for Back-to-School Re-Organizing

You survived the summer! Whether you are overjoyed to get in a routine again, or holding back the tears after watching little Suzy get on the bus, it’s time for you to do some back-to-school re-organizing in your home. Here are Miss MOXIE’s top 3 tips to get you started! Tip 1 – Sort through the clothes  Back-to-School time seems to be the universal ‘shop for new clothes’ time, therefore, you can find fall clothing sales in nearly every store, even if it is still 100 degrees where you live! Make it a habit to go through last year’s fall and winter clothing and discard all the too-short pants and too-snug T-shirts. If you find things that you haven’t seen on your kids in a year, get rid of those too! It means they are unwanted! This helps keep ‘clothes madness’ at bay! You know: when it looks like the closet exploded? When you have sorted through...

Countdown to College – Sending Your Kid Off to University Life

In three weeks my ( teenage! ) daughter starts out on her first real-life journey away from home, so we are on a Countdown to College! I’m focusing on spending this emotionally charged time with her, tying up the loose ends, and hopefully sending her off with excitement and joy for both of us! We are shopping for the dorm room necessities, packing up her belongings, and finalizing the details. Here are some ideas for you to get your student’s college experience off to a great start! Practical Dorm Room Purchases – This is a fun thing for me, so I can easily go overboard! Remember when you are shopping to keep it practical! Your student will most-likely be living in a 15 x 15 ft room with a roomate in college, therefore, have your student coordinate with that roomate if possible. Encourage them to decide on a color scheme, decorating, larger purchases, and other living details....