Monday, February 2, 2015

Helping Your Kids Get Organized

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Parents know the feeling of wanting to pull out their hair when it comes to getting their kids to pick up their rooms. No one, including adults, really like to clean, but children find it particularly daunting. It is important for parents to give their children the best chance as possible to learn cleaning skills. There are a number of products that can really help with this.

I know my kids closets were always a mess until we purchased an closet organizational system. Put a hanger bar (or a set of hanger bars) just at their level. Rubbermaid puts out a great closet system that fits anywhere from a four foot to an eight foot closet, and is quite adjustable. With hanger bars being able to be dropped to your childs level, not only should you have less broken hangers, but you probably won't end up with as many clothes on the ground. Furthermore, with the hanger at their level they can begin to put their own clothing away.

Rubbermaid Custom Closet

You can purchase any number of very neatly colored fabric baskets for clothing that can’t be hung such as underwear and socks. Baskets can also be purchased that are larger for things like blankets and stuffed animals. These baskets can be purchased in a good number of different colors to appeal to your childs sense of style. These boxes are eye catching and may make organization a bit easier for your child.

Fabric Storage Cubes

Toys are typically a big issue for kid’s rooms. Having a toy storage system can be of great help in keeping the toys under control. If you have ever had one big toy box, you may know that every toy will end up on the foor, because the one toy they want is at the very bottom of the box. Smaller bins can help make it less likely that every toy will end up on the floor. Your kids will get to create their own organizational system here.

Dora Toy Storage

It seems like giving your children a way to keep their closets and rooms manageable is the best way to begin to teach them this important skill. Once children learn how easy it can be to organize, you may be surprised how well they take to it. Plus the kids will enjoy having the room to actually play in their room.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

How Important Is A College Education For Me?

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One thing that seems to be a hot button topic these days is how important it is to get a college education; after all, there are many young people who graduate from high school, spend a great deal of money (much of which they have to pay back over the ensuing years) on a college education, and then find that they are unable to get a job. At the same time, of course, lots of different sources will inform you that it is not only useful to have a college education these days, but that it is in fact vital - and if you want to break down the answer to this issue yourself, you need to know what category you (or your high school son or daughter) fall in!)

The first category of high schoolers (perhaps the rarest of all high schoolers) is those who know exactly what they hope to do for a living, and who do not need a degree in order to accomplish this dream; if you (or your high school child) know what you want to do, and if this chosen career does not require a degree, it is relatively pointless to spend the money to get a degree!

The second category still includes those who know what they want to do, but it stretches to those who also need a degree in order to achieve this; there are plenty of jobs these days for which you need a degree, and if you are wanting to work one such job, you will - of course - need to pursue higher education!

And then there is the vast majority of high schoolers, who tend to not know for sure what they want to do after high school; for such people, it is a tossup as to whether or not college is the right decision - but while it might be useful to have that degree in your back pocket, you should also remember that school is always there waiting for you if you want to attend later on, and it will be nice for those student loans to not be there waiting for you!