It's the beginning of a new year and being clutter free and organized can make you less stressed and focused. Starting with you and your family Is easy and sometimes cost nothing. Jaymes Duke Ballard, lifestyle columnist for Tranzit Magazine and owner of Creative Concierge 110 (www.creativeconcierge110.com), shows us.
How to use what we have (FREE) with what's new on the market!
1. ASK FOR HELP
Start with not bringing anything in until things go out. Include your whole family in this process. No cryptic messages. Being direct is what you need to achieve order and bliss. Relax and make organizing fun!
2. FISHER KIDS RESPONSIBILITY STATIONS
Check list for kids and parents $48.00.
With a organized household everyone learns responsibility and are accountable for their job. Products start at $15.00. For more go on to www.Shop.fisher-kids.com.
3. GIFTS CARDS
If you re not happy with all the gift cards you got from the holidays, do not worry. There are a lot of sites like www.GiftcardGranny.com and www.Ebay.com. They offer to buy and sell cards. This way you can make some money by selling your cards or get a card for the family.
4. GARBAGE BAGS
Keep one or two in your junk drawers. Or magazine racks. Each month throw away unwanted items and recycle.
SHOE BOXES - Ditch the top. You always want to see what is inside. To make it fun, put pictures of what's inside on the front. Easy to keep items together and in order.
5.CONTINGO KIDS STAINLESS STEEL MUG AND JAR $17.99
Easy to carry, vacuum insulated portable beverage and food containers. Teaching kids where things go creates good habits and organized kids.
CONTIGO KANGAROO HYDRATION BOTTLE, Moms on the go! $12.99, AUTOSEAL prevents spills and leaks. Also has a fold-down front compartment for your keys, money, or credit cards. Both sold at retailers nationwide. www.gocontigo.com.
6. LIVE,LOVE,DREAM - KID'SLEEP Clock $39.99
Winner of the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award. It helps young kids get an understanding of when it's time to get out of bed and when it is not. Both parents and children get more sleep. A night light and a Alarm clock for older kids. The kids will hear a sweet bird chirping or a Rooster crowing. The cute animal on the front tells them what to do. Fun sleep teaching everybody will enjoy! www.livelovedream.com.