HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT ORGANIZATION

Kids are super cute but they are usually mischievous mess-makers. So the earlier you start teaching them the value of organization, the more it will help them to succeed not only at school but everywhere else too.

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babbleStart with every day habits or routine like packing lunch box or school bag, getting dressed or even brushing teeth before going to bed. This will encourage them to remember and learn to do the essential things regularly.

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Designate a definite place and time of study. It should be a quiet place with least distractions. Encourage him or her to decide which assignments are priority. Sit with them to review the homework, things needed for school the next day or any special project work. You can install a pegboard near the study table to help organize papers, notes, art work, craft supplies etc. neatly.

3Use folders and files to sort and organize notes, assignments, completed work or work to do, separately. Make sure your child tries to do it himself gradually. Color code or label folders for ease if required.

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While choosing a school bag or locker or closet organizer to store all school supplies, make sure it has enough compartments to arrange different things easily. This is where toddlers start figuring out what fits in where and why they should separately stack things like books, notes, stationery, lunchbox etc.

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Teaching kids to clean up after play time or store their dirty laundry neatly is a cool way to teach them organization and also keeps the nursery clutter free. Will help you to breathe easy too! Use our incredibly cute toy organizers, storage sacks and multipurpose laundry bags to control playroom mess. The double flap organizers will help them separately store their toys, games, books, clothes and much more! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-animalstorage 

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Use labels for bins if that makes finding stuff easier. Like for instance “Everyday toys”, “Favorite Toys”, “Old Toys”. Keep the bins for old toys or clothes higher up on the shelf and the more frequently used ones on the lower shelves so that kids are able to reach them easily. Teach them to donate toys he no longer plays with…he will learn to care for others 🙂

happyorganized life Use our colorful drawer dividers to arrange your children’s inner wear, delicate items or accessories. Motivate them to do the arranging themselves. You can also paint an old dresser with chalkboard paint and label each drawer for different items! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-closetdivider 

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Get a funky, vibrant calendar for your little one’s room. Let them inculcate the habit of jotting down reminders like- things to do, household chores to help with or maybe something they need for school, exam dates, assignment submission dates and so on. Or encourage them to create check lists.

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When you go shopping, involve your kids while planning what things to get, which route to take. Even when you are planning a vacation, let them decide what clothes, games or essential items they want to take along.

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Photo credits: Uberlyfe, Babble, Good Housekeeping, Elle-Design, A bowl full of Lemons, Freshome, Cgvector, Clutterbug, Happy Organized Life

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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CLOTHES?

It’s simple to make your lovely clothes last in a good condition for a long time if you take just a bit of care! Here are some small and easy ways to guide you…

After undressing, if you want to wear the same outfit again soon, then definitely put them on hangers! They won’t crumple and the fabric will be protected and look good. Put the rest in a hamper to be washed.

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Avoid getting food stains on your clothes. You will just need to eat a bit carefully and still if you get some, dab ice water or seltzer on them so the stain does not set. Never rub!!

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Wash clothes often using a gentle cycle for delicates. Never use liquid bleach in the wash and always separate colored items from whites. It’s best to avoid chemical bleaches, instead use pure soap with bicarbonate (baking soda).

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Drying clothes in sunlight or open air is much healthier than using a dryer. The latter besides using up a huge amount of electricity, will also wear out your outfits or fade colors quickly. You can use a clothes rack indoors if it’s not sunny. Always iron clothes when they are slightly damp and if you have to use a dryer, the temperature should never be too high. It will tend to wrinkle your clothes!

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After drying clothes, hang them up neatly so that there are minimum wrinkles. Smooth out the fabric with your hands. You can use our light but robust clothes storage boxes to arrange all items neatly and keep the dust and insects away. It will reduce closet clutter and you can tuck them away even under the bed or in the attic when space is lacking!! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-brownclothstorage; http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-greenclothstorage  

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If you keep clothes, inner-wear in drawers or dressers, fold them neatly. Use our savvy drawer organizers to neatly arrange your delicates, ties, socks, scarves, handkerchiefs or other small accessories. You will marvel at how easy your life will become! http://tinyurl.com/amazon-uberlyfe-organizers

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Though washing clothes is good for enhancing their long life, don’t overdo it! Often, simple airing can work wonders for the oil, dust or perspiration that accumulates over time.

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Sometimes, denim can develop creases during a wash which are hard to get rid of! In that case before ironing, just grab it by the waistband, raise your arms and give it a good flick. Repeat if required. Also folding clothes along their seams keeps them in good shape and utilizes space efficiently.

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Finally instead of buying expensive padded hangers for heavy or fragile items, use layers of tissue paper, old socks or hand towels to get the same result!

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IDEAS FOR A SMART CLOSET!

An organized closet is a must simply because it saves you tons of time that is lost when you are hunting for that favorite shirt or a tie or that skirt you reserve for special parties! We know that there are few things more harrowing or frustrating than not being able to find what you want…so here are some tricks that will help you bid adieu to closet clutter forever!

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 Firstly, clever designing goes a long way in using space efficiently when it comes to proper utilization of a closet or wardrobe in a small apartment. You can replace the usual swing out doors with curtains or hanging screens or sliding shutters.

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 Simple shelves with partitions have always worked and are still popular…they help to segregate items with ease!

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 It’s always good to decide what clothes you want to wear the present season so that you can store them close at hand or on lower shelves. For the rest just stash them away in lidded bins or organizers, on higher shelves or top of the closet! Check out our super cool products to help you: http://tinyurl.com/l3e3cen  

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If you are thinking of an inexpensive structure to organize your clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and so on…take a clue from this image below! A concoction of sturdy rods and wire baskets or racks can do wonders 🙂 Use our clothes / inner wear / accessories organizers to make tidying up, effortless:  http://tinyurl.com/l3e3cen 

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Use the backside of your closet doors to hang stuff. You can go for simple hooks or steel racks specially to support sports equipment! Using a pegboard is also a great idea or fixing hooks on the rods to hang bags can be extremely useful.

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 Get a stylish umbrella stand to hold your sunshades, canes or yoga mats!

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 Categorize your clothes as much as possible for instance keep your formal shirts, tees, trousers, skirts, tops separately. The same goes for handbags, shoes, ties, belts, scarves, delicate wear and so on…makes it simple to spot!

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Finally, installing some lights inside your closet will help you see and pick the thing you want!  And it looks lovely too..

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 Photo credits: Apartment Therapy, Real Simple and Freshome

THE WORLD OF SPIDERMAN

Most of us, at some point of time in life have been obsessed with a larger than life hero…Spider-man, Superman, Batman! Remember when you were a kid and wanted that poster of your favorite superhero real bad? But now, kids or teenagers want more than that…they love a theme bedroom of their own. Which is why we thought a bit of creativity is bound to go a long way to create the ambiance which will really make them happy 🙂 So here are our inspired ideas for a Spider-man themed room:

A Spider-Man wall art can create the right ambiance! Also see: http://www.fabfurnish.com/Wall-Phrase-Kid-3D-Spiderman-Wall-Sticker-117937.html

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While researching we landed upon this amazing Spider-man Incredibed for toddlers. No better way to live your fantasy! Or you might also decide on this fantastic bedding set for your little superhero. In case you want to keep it simple, you can go for chic red and blue combination of bed sheets, pillows and blankets.

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Designing a theme bedroom doesn’t imply you have to go big all the way…small but significant furnishing or decor items can make a unique statement too! Like a bean bag in a snazzy print, an out of the box table lamp, a cool wall clock or something exceptional like a Swarovski crystal spider web night light!

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And if there’s an artist hidden inside you then be bold and paint a relevant design on the wall or ceiling yourself! Like a giant spider web or the city skyline…basically it should set your tiny tot’s spidey senses tingling 🙂 Last and not the least, involve him or her in the decor ideas, after all it is going to be his dream land…

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BEAUTIFUL CEILINGS…

When it comes to home decor, it’s interesting how we don’t usually pay a lot of attention to make the ceiling look special or unique. It’s probably because we don’t “look up” all the time except when we lie down! But here are some images to show you how, using some funky or artistic decals on the ceiling can change the aura of a room completely…after all they are the easiest way to transform the look of a place instantly!

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So see how you can beautify your bedroom, living room, nursery and even your kitchen? Specially for babies, using bright bold decals on the ceiling is a good idea to stimulate their senses since they spend so much of their time lying on their backs. For other rooms you can go for simple, sober motifs to get a mellow yet gorgeous feel…but remember ultimately, it’s always your choice and whatever you desire! So never hesitate from choosing something that will make “you” feel happy 🙂 Photo credit: Houzz

THE JOY OF LEARNING…

Making the process of learning, fun for kids is an art! How many times have you faced the concern that your little chipmunk does everything but study? Maybe he finds it boring or not stimulating enough…maybe he needs some creative, more interactive way to enjoy the fruit of knowledge 🙂

Now we know that there is a whole range of products in the market which are dedicated to appeal to the inquisitiveness of kids. But we think there is particularly one which provides a constant motivation to learn even for a baby! Alphabet wall decals…easy to apply on the nursery wall maybe near the crib, these are bound to make your little one curious.

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Available in bold, vibrant colors and sometimes with animal motifs (Elephant for E, Vulture for V and so on), these are both visually and mentally inspiring! See more on: http://tinyurl.com/o3lb3so; http://tinyurl.com/prwuwt3

WHEN DID GROWING UP BECOME FUN?

When we brought you this quirky wall sticker which is also a height chart!! What better way to motivate kids to eat their veggies and “reach for the sky”, than this giant, bright orange carrot wall decal? It’s funny, adds a dash of cheer to boring plain walls and these cute bunnies are just adorable 🙂 See more: http://tinyurl.com/k6unyp9 

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And we have these clutter control bins which perfectly match the wall decor! Soft, cute rabbits exude that warm, happy feeling which not only kids, but even grown ups love…and we don’t need to emphasize that they organize things so beautifully. Decor and storage under one roof! See more: http://tinyurl.com/qxmfclz; http://tinyurl.com/nkd55jt

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