Getting Organized

So many parenting headaches boil down to lack of organization. But how do you find time to get organized when there's barely time for a shower?

Help is here. We've got hundreds of tips for organizing your house, your time, and your life, including:

...and more! Scroll down for our most recent tips.

01 April 2014

My #1 decluttering excuse, and why it's not good enough (sponsored)

This post is sponsored by Goodwill. "I might need it someday." That, friends, is why decluttering is a constant challenge even though I wrote a book that celebrates decluttering. Calling it an excuse might be a bit harsh. It's a reason, and it seems like a good one. After all,...

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12 March 2014

FREE EVENT: How to make room for fun

Join me on tomorrow's "Thursdays with ThirdPath" call (actually a webinar but it's meant to be a conversation, not a lecture).

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06 March 2014

Stuffed animal storage ideas? Talk amongst yourselves.

Nancy needs help handling the Stuffed Animal Invasion. DON'T WE ALL. I share a few ideas, and I'd love to hear yours.

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03 March 2014

40% off selected Mabel's Labels; sale ends 3/4/14

Through tomorrow, Mabel's Labels is taking 40% off the price of some of its most popular products.

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25 November 2013

12 November 2013

Dry wet shoes in front of the refrigerator vent

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? Oh yeah, that's what's so great about Parent Hacks...someone else already did!

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17 October 2013

Remove clothing tags with a seam ripper

Hannah's thoughtful hack for those of us who aren't familiar with sewing paraphernalia.

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14 October 2013

Bang for your buck: small purchases that have a big impact

You're busy, time is at a premium, someone's tugging at the hem of your shirt...and sometimes throwing money at a nagging problem is the best way to solve it.

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13 September 2013

15 August 2013

Schoola: Declutter kids' closets and raise money for your school at the same time!

Here's a back to school hack for those of you clearing space in your closets for new Fall school clothes!

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29 July 2013

Best of Parent Hacks: Summertime edition

Consider this my gone fishin' sign -- it will pop up when my attention leads me away from the computer for a few days.

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09 July 2013

Add a swimsuit "drip-dry" zone to your shower with a tension rod

Where to hang wet bathing suits? Jill has come up with a genius solution that's as smart as it is simple to implement in your own bathroom.

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10 June 2013

Summer vacation: the big picture

Two links I hope will help you think differently about summer, especially if you're feeling panicked about the months ahead.

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21 May 2013

15 May 2013

Kids hang their own coats with the help of stick-on hooks

Michelle's hack illustrates how simple home tweaks can make a big difference to your kid's independence.

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