Time-Saving Tips for Busy Parents
Smart strategies and clever shortcuts for when it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day.
Moms’ Guide to Managing Time
Why do most moms feel they’re doing so much and accomplishing so little? Three women break down their most monstrous times of day (for one, it’s a weekend—doubly defeating) and get expert help to make it all a little less scary.
The attic is a natural repository for everything from heirlooms to out-of-season apparel. Keep it all safe and orderly by following these steps.
- Assess the clutter. Start by creating three categories: keep, donate, and toss. As you work your way through the items in the attic, assign each one to a category. If you rarely use a piece, it’s probably a good candidate to either donate or toss.
- Donate or toss. Contact local charities and arrange for a pickup of items you would like to donate; put the toss items out with the trash or recycling.
- Edit the belongings you’re keeping. Winnow the keep pile even further, creating new categories, such as out-of-season clothing, tax returns, etc. Allot each category a location: Tax returns might be assigned to a plastic storage box placed in a corner of the attic; sporting equipment might be sent downstairs to a wall cabinet or a bin in the garage.