Too much is overwhelming. Too many toys, activities, and clutter can add a lot of stress to a kid, but they can’t express it. It can lead to behavior problems and higher anxiety for kids. Being in a home other than their own is already an adjustment, giving them a calm space helps them create strong, happy associations with your home. Here are 4 easy ways.
"Organization" defined by Merriam-Webster is to "arrange into a structured whole; order"; "to arrange or order things so that they can be found or used easily and quickly."
Are your files and papers doing the for you? Can you find what you need quickly and do you only have the papers you need - no excess? Few of us can say yes to both of these questions. The reality is, over time papers build up. File cabinets get full and it all gets slower and harder. But there's an easy way to keep your filing system lean, mean and efficient. With self-purging files.
When I was a kid, I had a retainer. Which, I threw away. More than once. It was traumatic. Aside from the fact that I had to go through trash (gross cafeteria trash) I also got yelled at by parents who were ready to pull their hair out trying to make me understand the value of the process that I hated.
This has left scars that you can't see.
Many times a day, I stand at the trash and feel a sense of loss that I can't quite explain.
Batching. When I hear this my brain goes straight to chocolate chip cookies. Yes, that's right, a batch of chocolate chip cookies. My brain has already created a fantasy of them hot and fresh but that's not really what we're going to cover right now.
Nope, this is TASK BATCHING.
Organizing our precious memorabilia can be a nightmare. Between knowing what to save, how to save it and who it was from. You can find yourself swimming in a sea of emotions. This can make dealing with our memorabilia very stressful.
Traveling with kids is for the BRAVE. They present a whole new adventure.
Kids come with extra details that you must absolutely pay attention to! I learned this the hard way..... Trust me when I say the story is too much for your delicate hearing. Plus if I told you we'd all need drinks and we're trying to stay sober for this, pay attention....
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