Organized Chaos

Organization Ideas; thoughts on making life simpler.


Rethinking Kids Chores

Chores have to be done in every household. Usually the parents do them until the kids are old enough to start helping out, and then the “fun” begins. Here are some tips on...

Started by Tracee on 02/10/2015 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 02/10/2015 by Tracee


The Simplicity Challenge

I'm on a quest. I went to a New Year's Eve party where everyone had to come with a handful of resolutions. Well, I don't really do resolutions, but this prompted me to come up...

Started by Kelly on 03/14/2012 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 09/01/2012 by Frances


Organizing new home is a disaster!

We just moved about a week and a half ago. I have most everything unpacked that is needed to be out. I want to keep this place tidy and clutter free. However, my kids and DH...

Started by Savvy Mama on 11/01/2011 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 11/26/2011 by Casey


Im always forgettin things.

So Im in charge, so to speak, of getting the kids ready and off the school in the morning. We go through his daughters book bag at night. He sings what needs to be signed. Im...

Started by Casey on 08/22/2011 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 10/21/2011 by Casey


Packing... like being in a tornado, what a disaster the living room becomes. I never leave behind a thing!

Started by User on 08/04/2009 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 08/10/2011 by Casey


anyone have tips on keeping ur house clean?

I have two little ones and a 17 yr old at home. I clean everyday but it seems like 5 minutes after I am done they destroy some days it seems like all I do is clean any tips????

Started by Tara on 05/23/2010 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 07/07/2011 by Casey


allowance for 14yo

I have a 14 yo and was wondering how much allowance she should be given. Do you tie chores to this? Also, she is keeping her 8yo brother this summer, how much extra? Thanks...

Started by Shari on 06/21/2011 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 06/21/2011 by Shari


do you clean your older childrens rooms?

5 and up? I REFUSE to clean my 14 & 10 yr olds room. They're perfectly capable of cleaning it themselves. Now its so fricken bad I had to take the door off because I couldn't...

Started by Sharon on 08/04/2009 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 06/12/2011 by Jessica



I feel like I will never dig my way out from the mess that is home, life and just feeling over whelmed.... My name is Angela.... LOL. How is everyone else doing?

Started by Angela on 08/18/2010 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 06/01/2011 by Corena



I hate cleaning! I do because if I dont no one else will. I am always trowing stuff out because we dont really use it or dont need it. My boyfriend on the other hand wont get...

Started by Casey on 02/14/2011 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 06/01/2011 by Christy


Any ideas on new storage?

I would really love to purchase wicker baskets for storing the kids things, but unfortunately our budget doesn't allow for it. I read up and started using cardboard boxes...

Started by Sarah on 10/25/2010 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 05/18/2011 by Christy



Any tips for cheap or repurposed organziational items/idea... I feel soo overwhelmed by STUFF! I have ADHD, raising 1 ADHD and 1 non ADD daughter by myself. Any ideas would be...

Started by Angela on 08/21/2010 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 10/13/2010 by Tammy



Hi ladies! Wanted to reach out and extend an invite to any new members who have not yet introduced themselves to the community. Please share a litle about yourselves, and maybe...

Started by Magaly on 08/25/2009 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 10/09/2010 by Jonie


Making space where there isn't any.

As most moms know...with children (i have 3, a teen and 2 preschoolers), regardless of age, you end up accumulating TONS of stuff. I frequently purge, but my biggest obstacle is...

Started by Magaly on 08/03/2009 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 09/04/2010 by Sarah



Gotta go the babys up

Started by Sarah on 05/13/2010 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 05/13/2010 by Sarah


What's your biggest challenge at home/work?

For a long time I've had to make due with lack of storage space (NYC, and their lack of closets in apts). Having to be creative with how I was going to find a home for...

Started by Magaly on 08/12/2009 in Organized Chaos

Last update on 03/29/2010 by Dianne