Posts tagged organizing for families
Free Moving Checklist & My Must Have Products for an Organized Move!

Last week I shared about our organized move services. This week I’m giving away my FREE moving checklist and sharing my top 8 products to help you get that organized move feel for a fraction of the price.

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4 Tips for Organizing Your Pantry
Our Newest Service...Virtual Organizing!

Do you want to get organized but don’t have the time or money to hire a professional organizer? Check out our newest service, our virtual organizing program. It’s the best way to get organized when you have limited time and money!

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5 organization hacks for busy parents

Like many of you, I wear many of hats throughout a day. Between being a mom, running a full-time business and managing my team, plus keeping my house and personal well-being in check it feels like there never is enough time. We are always searching for time to add to our day. Clients always tell me that if they had more time they could do XYZ and I get it. I know that I can’t change how many hours are in a day but I can change what I do in the environment where I spend my days. There are things that I can do throughout the day and week that can get me—and you, too—more in control and grounded so that when I lay my head down at night I’m not running through the laundry list of items still on my to-do list. And while I can’t dish out tips for how to master the work/parenting balance (is there even such a thing?!), I can tell you that there are things that can be done in your home to help save you time and sanity, which is a pretty big “win” if you ask me!

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Why It’s Important to Declutter with Your Kids

Getting kids involved in the organizing process and showing them not only the importance of decluttering but HOW to actually declutter is a lesson that they will carry on with them as they get older. As a parent, I know that many of you are probably reading this and thinking “there’s no way my kid will do this.”, and I HEAR YOU but don’t lose hope just yet! Take a look at my top tips for getting kids on board with decluttering. So, whether your kids are young or you’re interested in getting your teens involved, read on!

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The online store that has completely changed the way that my family shops

When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, I was given a list of things that I could no longer eat, ingest, apply to my skin, etc.*. To say that I was overwhelmed would be a vast understatement, as the list was not only extremely long, but also included a lot of ingredients that I wasn’t familiar with. After further research, I realized that the ingredients that were found in my shampoo, lotions, storage containers, down to the type of cotton balls I use were no longer safe for me to use. Around the same time of my diagnosis, I saw an ad on Instagram for Brandless. Have you heard of the company?

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6 Yard Sale Tips to Create a Better (and More Profitable) Experience

I remember years ago when I hosted my first yard sale. The neighborhood was hosting a big event where you can go between driveways to shop, making it the perfect opportunity to clear your home of unwanted items once and for all. My girls were excited and ready, because with yard sales meant a lot of fun, like lemonade stands, learning about money, earning money, and finding new homes for old things. I had organized all of our items into boxes, did an insane amount of decluttering (okay, a little more than usual), and what happened? It rained.

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Weekend Find: Flamingo Catchall

How was your weekend? We went to a family matinee and saw Wonder. As expected, I cried the entire time (I wasn't alone!)...but I can't recommend this movie enough. Such a great message to spread kindness! After the movie we were out running errands and popped into CB2, one my favorite stores because their storage and home decor is always on point. Of course, my pink-loving daughter beelined to this adorable flamingo and since we've been looking for a solution for her growing jewelry collection we gave it a go.

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How I am getting organized now to make summer actually feel like summer

Like many families are currently experiencing, the beginning of summer signals the end of the school year and with that comes the beginning of a schedule (or lack thereof) that is far from our typical September-June routine that we’ve nailed down over the years. Despite all of the chaos and excitement from the last couple of weeks, I want to get back on track so that I can enjoy summer (which officially started yesterday) and I am already feeling behind in my Type-A mind. Here are some tips to help your summer be a little more organized. Things like making a plan, organizing to-dos and keeping lists around the house will make a world of a difference for you.

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KIDS' CLOSET ORGANIZATION

Closets are area that for many seems to be too big of a beast to tackle for many reasons. With kids, it’s inevitable that systems will never be perfect. In order to create a system that will be successful for you and your family it is important to think about your needs, identify how you and your children use the space, and figure out what you want for it to look like. Here are some of the tried-and-true tips that I incorporate into my client’s homes and that would work in any tight space, from dorm rooms and studio apartments to older homes with teeny storage spaces.

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GREAT DAY WASHINGTON RECAP: SPRING ORGANIZING TIPS (+ HOW TO GET THE FAMILY INVOLVED)

My 9-year old identical twin daughters and I were on Great Day Washington earlier to discuss spring organizing tips and to provide real-life examples of how families, including those with young children, can help out with getting organized (and not just create more chaos). Here are a few tips to get your family involved with spring cleaning the closet, toys chest, pantry and storage.

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Our New YouTube Series: Organizing For Kids, By Kids

I’m excited to announce that we have launched a new series on our YouTube channel dedicated to organizing with kids with my daughters fielding the questions! Our first video discusses How To Pack Your School Lunch.We hope that these quick, fun videos are helpful for you (and your children!) and we would love to know what other topics you would like to see covered.

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Changes​, Your Opinion & The Washington Post​ 

It was time for a change and something major: a rebranding of Rachel and Company. I had an idea of what I liked and what I wanted, and realized it wasn’t as easy as going blonde! That’s when I met Marcela, a branding expert and designer for one of my favorite brands (Framebridge), and she offered to redesign my logo and create a new look and feel for Rachel and Company. Take a look.

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How to Organize Your Pantry After Groceries

Do you ever open up your pantry and spend a minute just staring off into space, without any idea of what to cook or eat? Maybe you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, or you forget why you came in the first place. While each space and every person is different, here are my tips for unloading your groceries and organizing your pantry, along with some benefits.

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Hi! Hope your new year is so far, so fab. We've been reflecting on ours. . .

Happy 2016! This post will be longer than usual, but we have a lot of catching up to do! Then, let's get organized! The end of 2015 was both exciting and overwhelming. My assistant of five and a half years left, even more clients came to us with big projects — from closet design to professional organizing to corporate events to organized moves (some out of state!) — and we decided to merge Rachel and Company and Organized in a Box, all under the umbrella of Rachel and Company. 

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GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for Him

Our last organized gift guide is for the men in our lives. . They would never admit it, but guys have just as much stuff (dare I even say sometimes more!) than us gals, so they need help organizing, too! Whether it's in the garage, car, closet or while traveling, there are lots of great organizing gifts to help the gentlemen get all of their belongings in order.

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GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for Kids

We have put together a gift guide for kids: all the organizing gifts that they would want and actually use. Gifts are expected this time of year, especially by kids, so why not pick a gift from our gift guide for kids that they will help with clutter..not cause it!

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Organized Chaos

If you are a current client, you know that I am still alive and well because you have probably seen me over the last few months as I have worked with you on organizing your home, an organized move, closet design and more. If you are a blog reader and newsletter subscriber only, you might have been wondering what the heck has happened to me over the past few months. I am not on Saturn, although feel like it at times! The last few months have been organized chaos.

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