The Organized Home with Kids

How To Get Paint Out Of Clothing

One of the toughest mama laundry dilemmas I've found is how to get paint out of clothing. Read on to learn how I've solved this art-project challenge.

Need To Get Paint Off Of Clothes? Here’s How: It’s spring consignment-sale season, which means I’m back putting in long days at my local children’s resale event (and loving every minute!). Thanks in part to my posts on topics like how to get mud out of clothing and how to get grease stains out of …

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How To Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Must-Do Post-Winter Maintenance for Homeowners Smart homeowners know that you don’t let basic maintenance pile up until it’s time to sell your home; you stay on top of it. The cost of not doing so can wreak havoc on your family’s budget, which can jeopardize your (and your children’s) financial future. With spring’s arrival in …

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The #1 Shortcut To a More Organized Home

Organized Home. Hah. How many of us have grand plans (especially around January 1) of Getting Organized This Year? E.g., This is the year I’ll FINALLY get organized! This is the year I’ll FINALLY have a Clean Home! Which, for me, inevitably leads to: This is the year I’ll FINALLY have a More Organized Home! …

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Protecting Your Home As An Investment

For many families, buying a home is the biggest investment they will ever make. And if you’re going to make an investment in something, you’d be nuts to then throw your money out the window by not properly maintaining that investment. That’s why protecting the investment you’ve made in your home should be a top …

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Is Poor Indoor Air Quality Making Your Family Sick?

Is your home’s air making your family sick? Knowing the consequences of poor indoor air quality is the first step to improving the air your family breathes at home. And improving your indoor air quality at home will help make your whole family healthier in the weeks, months, and years to come. I speak from …

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Getting Your First Mortgage in the New Year

The new year is almost upon us; what are your goals for 2019? Is becoming a first-time homeowner on your list? If so, you need to know what to expect from the financial journey ahead of you when getting your first mortgage. Having purchased two homes now (first as a single gal, and later with my …

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Things To Consider When Renovating Your Attic

The new year is almost here; are you already contemplating your new year’s house projects? Maybe one of the things on your to-do list is renovating your attic. You may need better storage space, or want to add a home office. This is what we did in my husband’s old house after we got married, …

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Is Your Nursery Ready for Nighttime Feeds?

Whether this is your first child or your third, considering what you need to include in the nursery is one of the most exciting things about your pregnancy. Most mothers fill that nine-month wait with prep and planning for every moment of Baby’s life. But no matter how much time they spend designing their nursery, many …

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How to Have A Home That Makes Everyone Happy

How well does your family’s dwelling work for all its inhabitants? Does everyone feel truly “at home” and comfortable there? Does everyone have his/her own space? Making sure that every member of your family feels happy at home should be a top priority. Your house is more than four walls and a roof. It’s a …

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Easy & Budget-Friendly Bathroom Remodel Ideas

So the New Year is coming, and you’ve decided it’s finally time to upgrade that master bath that you’ve been suffering with for way too long. But between holiday shopping and other end-of-year bills, any makeover you even consider has to be a budget-friendly bathroom remodel. Which sounds like a contradiction in terms. How far …

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What Your Baby Really Needs In The Nursery

Your baby has a lot of needs. They need feeding, they need burping, they need playtime and plenty of socialization, and they need lots and lots of sleep. And that’s just for starters! But what your baby really needs in the nursery is another matter. RELATED POST: Designing Your Nursery On A Budget  To be fair, …

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How To Make Your House Cozy For Winter

You and the kids probably like to get outside when you can, soaking up the sunshine and spending some quality time together with good sights and fresh air. It gives the house a rest, and makes the weekly cleaning a lot easier. More importantly, it provides lots of opportunities for screen-free quality time. But when the …

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Easy Kitchen Organization Hacks You’ll Love

This past weekend my Junior Girl Scout completed her Simple Meals badge. One of the requirements for this 21st-century version of the Cooking badge was to tour a kitchen with a knowledgeable adult. Since she’s already spent a lot of time helping out in the kitchen, I had HER give ME a tour. She correctly …

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Do You Give Your Bedroom the Respect It Deserves? Here’s How!

Do you respect your bedroom for the special space that it is? If you think about it, your bedroom is really the most important room in your home. Yes, you need a kitchen and bathroom as well. And each person who lives there needs a place to lay their head at night, even if they’re …

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Keeping Everyone’s Bedroom Organized: Ten Tips

Bedrooms are the most used rooms in your home, and they can be used for all sorts of things. Sleeping isn’t the only thing you or anyone in your family does in there. If we only slept in our bedrooms, they would probably stay fairly tidy. But the reality is that bedrooms can quickly turn …

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