Back to School with Office Max & Peter Walsh


I was contacted recently on behalf of Office Max and Peter Walsh to see if I would be interested in attending a Back to School Organizational Blogcast. Being the unorganized mess myself and having a 14 yr old who is an organizational nightmare and getting ready for high school which is starting this week the opportunity came at a perfect time.



Here are some of the great tips from Peter Walsh :

TIPS FOR HOME
1) Find the Vision you have for a Space
2) Make Organization a Family Value

3) Use the Right Tools for Great Organization

TIPS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR CHILD
1) Show that you Value Organization
2) Establish Clear Limits and Routines
3) Always ‘Finish the Cycle’ (Complete a Task)

TIPS FOR THE CLASSROOM
1) Establish Clear Routines
2) Involve Kids with Classroom Organization
3) Use Words, Pictures and Color to help Organi
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The entire blogcast was GREAT. Full of tips for any mom who is getting ready for back-to-school. No matter if you kid(s) are going back to school or you are homeschooling you could learn something from this blogcast. If you didn't get to see the blogcast, you can watch it here:






Other tips I learned....

  • Got a packrat? Set limits... If you have a bin that is full, get rid of one thing before you are allowed to add more.
  • Being organized at home helps your child in the classroom too!
  • Make organization a family Value!
  • Take time to prepare the night before to make mornings easier & less stressful.
  • Backpack Tip - Teach your kids how to effectively use it! Use the pockets, bottle holders, etc--use it to the fullest.
  • Show that you value organization & your child will do the same. Establish clear boundaries & routines.

Head to twitter and search the hashtag #OMX_Blogcast. You'll find more great organizational tips and great people to follow !

If you want to connect with any of the blogcast host & panelists, use these links:
Disclosure-Office Max sent me a sampler of their Schoolio-von-Hoolio products as a thank-you for being part of this webcast.


*This is solely the opinion of Life In A House Of Blue. *

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4 Comments --- Post Comment:

  1. elmpr said...

    What an organized and well-written post! Thanks for sharing all the great organization tips, social media links and fun photos of Peter (-:

  2. Gina said...

    I'm gonna take some time to view the webcast, I could use all the help I can get with organization

  3. Night Owl Mama said...

    watch the webcast in my own time So much wonderful tips and information Many things I new but lots of things I found helpful

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