Posts written by: Sue

Teach Kids How to Organize

Teach Kids How to Organize

As parents we are always on the lookout for teaching opportunities for our kids to learn skills that will help them for a lifetime.  Most of the time those opportunities naturally present themselves in everyday life.  For example: When a child leaves their toys out on the floor and someone accidentally steps on one and it breaks, it’s a hard…

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Organized Mom . . . THANK YOU!  We are so very grateful for you our readers! May you eat way too much turkey and enjoy a much deserved nap! To keep your kiddos busy during your nap check out these fun Thanksgiving activities: http://holidays.kaboose.com/thanks-printables.html Happy Thanksgiving!

Neat Containers – Review

Check out these innovative organizing boxes in my video that help solve some typical organizing problems.  The Neat Containers are a good solution for those who have lots of shoes, office supplies, scrapbooking supplies or Legos.  ;-)  They are easy to use and there's no need to label them because they're clear!  I give them an 8 out of 10 since they…
Stuff

Stuff

We all have stuff; stuff that’s useful, stuff that’s pretty, stuff that’s sentimental, etc.  There are lots of different kinds of stuff and it goes by many different names, but no matter what you call it, it’s still just stuff. Let’s say that this little purple guy represents “stuff”.  At some point in time you decided that Stuff was worth…

When is enough, enough?

             I have been struggling lately to answer a serious question; when is enough, enough?  How much is enough in the personal accumulation of food, water, shelter, transportation, clothing, shoes, books, TVs, phones, furniture, etc.?  It’s a difficult question to answer because it’s varies greatly from person to person.  There are so many factors that play into that question that it’s…

What’s lurking in your childs backpack?

It’s coming.  At first you don’t realize it.  It just sits there, ominously waiting.  It’s hidden itself well inside your sweet, adorable, little child’s backpack.  Then you hear a zipper being unzipped.  An action that is innocent enough but it sets off a chain of events that unleashes the nightmare from within!  “Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!”  You scream as you are perpetually caught…

The School Supply Lists and How Much It All Cost . . .

Item Price 3rdGrade:• 4 solid colored paper pocket folders w/prongs • 1 composition book (100 pages) • 1 package red pens • 1 pink eraser • 1 pkg. (blue, pink, green, yellow) highlighters • 1 – 1 1/2” white binder • 1 set 5 notebook dividers (Avery write on) • 1 set of 12-48 sharpened colored pencils • 1 ten count…
What to Watch for While Back To School Shopping

What to Watch for While Back To School Shopping

            This last Saturday evening one of my best friends and I went to Wal-Mart to buy school supplies (yeah, we’re party animals).  Our kids go to the same small school, and our oldest boys are in the same class.  We went without our kids, for many reasons, but mainly because we knew we would not spend as much money. …
Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy

Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy

            Arg!  I hate finally having to admit that summer is winding down and I’m going to have to suck it up and go back-to-school shopping.  Shopping with four kids, ages eight and under, is not a fun adventure, that’s why I try to scout out the best deals and have a plan of attack before I even leave the…