I feel like Fall is the perfect time to re-evaluate how you manage your time. It’s the start of a new school year which means you need a schedule to keep everyone on track and the house running smoothly. Here are my favorite Time Management Tips for a productive day and life.
Several years ago I used to teach classes on decorating and organizing. It was a fun gig and I learned that I really enjoyed teaching and sharing ideas. I love helping others feel comfortable in their decorating style. And guess what? You don’t have to follow the trends or do what anyone else is doing. You can do your own thing! Here are some general ideas for you to think about as you accessorize and decorate your home.
Doesn’t it seem like Summer gets shorter and shorter every year? School has already started in some areas and we start next week in our area. I know teachers are prepping the classroom for the first day of school in anticipation of making it a great year for their students. It’s fun to get the teachers a little something extra at the beginning of the year besides the things on their wish list. This teacher gift and printable tag is a fun and useful gift for the whole year.
I know storage space can be hard to come by so I’m sharing some of the spaces I’ve organized in my family room to give us more storage. I’m sharing how I organize and manage DVD storage and more. I hope you’ll be able to implement some of these ideas in your own home.
Last month I started a new decluttering challenge. At the beginning of every month there will be suggested things for you to declutter from your home. The best thing about this challenge is that we’re all working together for the end goal of ridding the clutter out of our lives. Since school is starting soon decluttering in August is going to be another easy challenge. If you miss any of the challenges you can always go back and do them at any time. I’ll have them linked at the bottom of the post. Now it’s time to declutter!
We squeezed in a lot of fun this weekend but the most fun was Ammon’s Pirate birthday party. He had been asking for and planning this pirate party since his last birthday. Do your kids do that? As soon as their birthday is over they start thinking about the next party. I think it’s because they have so much fun and don’t want the excitement to end.
When the kids were little I used to plan some pretty incredible and inexpensive parties. At least the kids thought they were incredible and that’s all that really matters. Ammon wanted a Pirate party when he was 5 so I used these maps as the invitations.