Life Skills: How to Teach Your Kids to Organize

Life Skills: How to Teach Your Kids to Organize

There’s only one thing more frustrating than not being able to clear your own clutter—and that is coming home at the end of a stressful day and being confronted with your kid’s mess.  It feels like facing your own failure as a parent. You want to teach them a life skill that you know will make their life easier and lead to more success... But how can you teach something you yourself don’t even know how to do?

Organizing Your Back-to-School Entryway

The end of summer and the month of September mean one thing for parents and kids: back to school time! With new books, new clothes, and new homework every day, the beginning of the school year can be chaotic--but it doesn't have to be! Here are a few ways to keep your entry way clean and clear during the busy start of school season.

Instant Mud Room

Create an instant mudroom with a front hall organizer to keep everything tidy. Keep incoming and outgoing items like supplies, books, and papers stored in bins with labels for easy access. 

Wall Mounted Containers

For all the little things, explore the possibilities of a wall mount with magnetic hanging containers. Perfect for keys, school forms, mail--anything important that might get lost in the shuffle. As your needs change, you can switch out components to accommodate your most active types of items. 

Coat Hooks

To add some creative flair to your front hall while keeping coats organized, consider adding decorative wall hooks--instantly functional art!