As the final days of summer draw near, I have felt a real sense of urgency to cull through closets, drawers, toy chests—basically every nook and cranny of our home—in order to get a better handle on what we have (and where it should go!) before the new school year starts. I've been around long enough to know that once school is in session, there's absolutely no time for extra projects around the house. Just last week I was going through my daughters' bathroom drawers and uncovered approximately 50 boxes of dental floss, 30 tubes of toothpaste, and no less than 25 new toothbrushes—all gifts from our beloved dentist—stockpiled from check-up visits over the last few years. There's no simple solution for keeping everything in its place, but making sure you have specific, designated space for household items is definitely a start. Here are a few organizational tips that you might find helpful:
Sadly, though, even after you've weeded through everything in the house, and found that very special place for each item, you still face the challenge of teaching the family to put things where they go. But that's a topic for another article. Happy organizing!
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