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.

30 July 2014

Turn a wooden magazine holder into a corner shelf or charging station

This could work well over a kid's desk to stash art or homework supplies. OR as a charging station for the family's mobile devices.

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16 April 2014

April 16 is the best day to set up a tax organizing system! Let's talk.

No more April anxiety! Let's get our taxes organized NOW while the work is fresh in our minds. What's your best tip for organizing your tax paperwork? Please leave your tips + links in a comment here or share on Twitter (I'm @parenthacks) or Facebook.

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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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