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The Morning Routine!

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http://www.littlehobokenblog.com/single-post/2018/01/02/Expert-Advice-The-Morning-Routine

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The kids are back to school we are settling into our routines but my mornings are crazy with packing lunches, finding backpacks, and getting all the items and/or gear that they need for their after school activities ready. HOW do we get out of the house on time?!

This is the biggest complaint that I get from my clients over and over again. I have created several routines and systems that are easy to maintain and make a world of a difference in how you start your day.

Organize Your Fridge

Everything in your kitchen should have a home, meaning that everyone in the house knows where everything is. All the cereals should be together, all the snacks, drinks, etc. This way there is no wasted time trying to find things in the morning. Leave the lunch bags out and ready to go the night before, that way in the morning all you have to do is start filling them as soon as you come into the kitchen.

Use Baskets

I love keeping everything in a basket. It makes it easy for me and the kids to just go into the basket and pick a snack. In the fridge, pick a bottom shelf to store juice pouches and small snacks that the kids can grab themselves, but also it makes it easier for you.

Create a Command Center

Pick a spot in your home (usually the entryway if you have room) that everyone in can have their own hook, cubby or basket. The kids should have their own hooks and learn to hang their jackets or coats on their hooks. Shoes that will be worn should be right under the corresponding hook and if there is space, their backpacks should be there as well. That way everything that you need to leave your house in the morning is there and ready to go. I know that this can be challenging, but trust me, it works miracles.

Pick Out Clothes In Advance

Ok, next biggie that will transform your morning is picking out the children’s clothes for the week in advance. I started doing this years ago with my oldest girl who is 13 now and it worked wonders. We would have these long drawn out battles every morning until one day I said, enough of this! We started picking her clothes out every Sunday night according to the events and activities she had going on during the week and, voila! — problem solved! She couldn’t complain because she had chosen the outfit herself. We would always pick an extra outfit just in case.

These routines will definitely make your mornings less stressful!

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Christmas = Full On Panic Mode!! I’m here to help

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Here are some tips to help you stay on track and get everything done on time.

1- If you have not ordered or bought your holiday cards, this is the week to do it.
2- Get to the post office and buy your holiday stamps, they run out pretty fast.
3- Make your holiday card list and create your labels.
4- Make your gift list, see how many you can order on line this will safe you a lot of time and the hassle of going to the mall or crowded stores.
5- All of your holiday decorations should be up by the end of this week

To add a special touch to your home decorate with fresh poinsettias and fragrant pine cones!

Till the next tip, your organizing concierge

Please reach out if you have any organizing questions would love to hear from you.

” Everything in your home should reflect your vision for the life you want ”
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Get it together!! Don’t let Christmas get away from you !!!

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving sharing it with friends and family!
Now we are officially in Holiday mode and probably thinking about how am I going to get everything done and still have time to socialize with friends and family.

Let me help you with some tips to get organized for the holidays.
Here are some to start doing right now.

1- Now is the time to get rid of all of the thanksgiving decorations that you did not use this year and know that you will never use again.
2- Take the time to buy the proper storage to store the decorations that you will like to continue to use and label properly.
3- Start bringing out all of your Christmas decorations and decide what you will use this year and what you no longer desire.
4- Donate the ones you no longer desire, you will make someone’s Christmas special !
5-Buy the appropriate storage for the rest of the decorations that you will store. Holiday decorations organizers are seasonal and hard to find after the holidays.

This is a good starting point, will be sending more tips out to help you stay organized!

Please reach out if you have any organizing questions would love to hear from you.

” Everything in your home should reflect your vision for the life you want ”
B-Organized B-Inspired!

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How to get the Fluff back in your Towels!!

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Here is a great way to get your beach towels and regular towels back into shape. Have you noticed that sometimes no matter how frequently you wash your towels they still have a mildew smell that you cannot get rid of or they are just no longer fluffy. Here is your solution, rinse your towels in vinegar. I have been doing this all summer long and my towels smell and feel amazing. Just add 1 cup of vinegar where you would normally pour your fabric softener and voila.
Enjoy your fluffy towels!

As always please reach out if you have any questions.
I have many surprises coming very soon ☺

Everything in your home should reflect your vision for the life you want ”
B-Organized B-Inspired!

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Make Life Easier … Its just a download away!!!

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These are some of my favorite apps that make my life much easier and helps me stay organized.

1- Bright Nest – this app is great for home organization and cleaning schedules. You can make To-Do lists and keep track of what needs to be serviced. This is a life saver for homeowners and it is free.
2- Khan Academy – this app is amazing!!!!! It teaches you anything and everything that you want to learn. If you are like me that sometimes I have no idea what is going on in my daughter’s math class, this app is for you. It is fantastic for kids and helps parents help their children with their school work.
3- Gathered Table- organizing is my forte but the kitchen is not. ☺
You tell them your dietary needs and any food allergies that you have and they email you a personalized menu with a shopping list weekly. You can also collect, organize and share recipes.

Enjoy your weekly tips and let me know how you like them.

As always please reach out if you have any questions.
I have many surprises coming very soon ☺

Everything in your home should reflect your vision for the life you want ”
B-Organized B-Inspired!

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