Magazine article Working Mother

Morning: GET OUT THE DOOR

Magazine article Working Mother

Morning: GET OUT THE DOOR

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Closet Chaos

if an overstuffed coat closet is slowing you down, use these tips to streamline the stuff and simplify your life. Add a pole. an additional closet rod that hangs from the top pole can be found in home stores or online. give your kids their own spot on this lower rod to make their coats easier to find and accessible for little hands. Use vertical space. stack freestanding shelves or drawers under shorter jackets to store gloves, scarves and hats. Maximize door duty. add hooks to the inside of the door to hang bags, backpacks and hats and a clear organizer with see-through pockets to store kids' shoes.

source: linda rothschild, organizational expert at CrossItOffYourList.com

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BUNDLING UP

I started explaining to my kids why they need to dress in layers when they were very young-it's cold outside, and if they get sick, they won't be able to play or participate in their favorite activities. …

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