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15 Tips to help you organize the new year on iheartnaptime.net...I have pinned some of these before, but this is a great brief re-cap!
avoid a jumbled mess of mail & school papers by setting up a center for each family member. use the area to corral artwork, forms, magazines, homework assignments, as soon as they enter the house. at each week, go through the contents of each box; discard the old material and file away things to keep.
Divide & Conquer - Not sure this would apply well to my entry, but it's something to think about.