“Nothing is Permanent”

“Nothing is Permanent”

Though I LOVE spaces, I am not quite a visual learner. I’m more kinesthetic – I need to touch things, move them around, experience them before making a decision. Often times I don’t even measure when I’m trying to figure out a room lay out...
Time Domination Thoughts and Actions

Time Domination Thoughts and Actions

I’m blogging this week. Do you know why? Because I was lucky enough to go to a workshop on time domination (not time management – because time shouldn’t be managed, it should be dominationed!) and I am now on a roll to get shit done. The workshop was...

Organizing Project: Storage Wars

I have been at war with my storage unit for years. Yes, it may sound dramatic, but it was TRUE. My storage unit was a damn war zone. I live in a small condo and am so lucky to have an on-site storage unit on a different floor. However, when you have a small condo AND...
Nest Fest 2017

Nest Fest 2017

I love a good transition. There is nothing in life that kicks my ass into gear more than a major change. Waiting for that change to occur, on the other hand – that’s a challenge for me. I get impatient and want the transition to be OVER. I’m ready to...

Organizing An Effective Medication Routine

My health has been my biggest source of joy and my biggest challenge the past couple of years. In 2015, after a LONG struggle with fatigue, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, which I consider to be a huge blessing. Finally, I knew what was causing my constant tiredness...
Keeping Craft Supplies from becoming Clutter

Keeping Craft Supplies from becoming Clutter

Today brings a guest post from the wonderful Jeriann Watkins of dairyairhead.com. Often, people who struggle with organization are very artsy and creative. I thought this was great stuff for those of you who enjoy arts and crafts, but need a little structure. –...
Extend Your Wardrobe With a Dress Extender

Extend Your Wardrobe With a Dress Extender

When a representative at Perfectly Priscilla contacted me to see if I wanted to try out one of their pieces for a review, I jumped on it. I’m a big fan of any kind of clothes, so right away I settled on this dress extender – something I have always wanted,...
Royal Carribean Autism Program

Royal Carribean Autism Program

I am so fortunate to have met Kyle Smith, a Travel Advisor with Cruise Planners Kyle has spoken of the Royal Carribien Cruise Line being certified with the Autism Friendly foundation, which is absolutely amazing for families who have kids on the spectrum.   From...
Product Review: Motormood

Product Review: Motormood

If you know me in real life, you know that I’m an avid fan of people. I was incredibly shy as a child. It was actually kind of nice, because when you don’t talk much, people really listen to you when you do. I remember back in my school days, people always...
Why Every Apartment Dweller Needs a Wagon

Why Every Apartment Dweller Needs a Wagon

I have written about it before, but I can’t help it – I am obsessed. If you are living in a condo or an apartment with an elevator, this wagon is an absolute must.   Here are some things that I use my wagon for: Garbage.  Taking the garbage out every...
Clutter Free Shopping: Clothing

Clutter Free Shopping: Clothing

Clothes shopping is HARD. I mean, buying things isn’t hard – not for me, at least. I can almost always find something that I like. However, I’ve learned over the years that it’s hard to know if clothes are going to work out in my wardrobe. How...
My Criteria for Choosing Organizing and Storage Products

My Criteria for Choosing Organizing and Storage Products

Many people are quick to go out and buy organizing  and storage products when they start their project – but that’s not always the best idea. Why? I’ve talked about it before – usually, if you already have too much stuff, buying more stuff...
Win 3 Months of FREE Storage from Sparefoot.com!

Win 3 Months of FREE Storage from Sparefoot.com!

Exciting times! I have recently partnered with Sparefoot.com to spread the word about their simple and effective storage solutions. I will soon begin working with them to store some stuff (as my wedding decorations are sloooowwwly taking over my house!) and am excited...
Stacy is Partnering with SpareFoot.com!

Stacy is Partnering with SpareFoot.com!

When I first got asked to collaborate with SpareFoot.com, the first thing that came to mind was that I don’t believe in storage. Storage is for people who don’t have things together right? Storage is for people who have too much stuff , who pay have it...
Planning a Low Clutter Wedding

Planning a Low Clutter Wedding

Summer is coming, and like it or not, along with summer comes wedding season. I particularly like wedding season this year, as my own wedding will be taking place on August 20th. Yay! My fiance and I got engaged at the end of January, but we have been been taking...
Getting Schooled

Getting Schooled

  Sometimes there are things that you’ve just gotta do. If you don’t do them, what happens? Things go downhill, and fast! What am I talking about? At my house, it’s usually all the tidying chores – making sure all items get in their...
FOMO vs. GOMO

FOMO vs. GOMO

I feel a little bit too old to be a victim of FOMO (fear of missing out.) Have I felt it before? Definitely! But some pretty big life changes squashed those feelings pretty quickly. What were they? The first is that I started to get ill – very ill. (Read more...
Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

I got engaged a couple of weeks ago. This is the most beautiful and exciting thing that has happened in my life so far. When I turned thirty a couple of years ago, I gave up on finding a mate and decided to move forward with having children in my life by becoming a...
Getting Organized and Built-In Shelving

Getting Organized and Built-In Shelving

Have you ever designed your own house? Yeah, me either. However, I am in lots of homes for my organizing work. Many of these homes have lots of amazing features, and one of the things that I see often is gorgeous built-in shelving. And, often, the people who have...
3 Quick Post-Holiday Decluttering Tips

3 Quick Post-Holiday Decluttering Tips

It’s really best to declutter and organize BEFORE the gift giving holidays. However, now it is January, so that ship has sailed. Here’s a couple of tips on making post-holiday organizing effective:   Set Aside a Big Block of Time I always work with...
Eight Must-Have Items for Apartment Living

Eight Must-Have Items for Apartment Living

  So, Christmas was awesome. Why? Because I received some long-awaited items that are already making my life a WHOLE lot easier, which inspired me to make this list. I live on the 7th floor of my condo building. While I love having a view of my neighborhood, I do...
Setting Actions

Setting Actions

I’m a big fan of goals. People say that goals should be S.M.A.R.T. – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound. I’ve made a LOT of SMART goals in the past – but this year, I am focusing on action. Why? Because the goals I have...
Reverse Shopping

Reverse Shopping

  The holidays are coming…and this means an influx of STUFF. One of my favorite things to do right before the holidays (okay, it’s my favorite thing to do any time!) is something that I call “reverse shopping.” Basically, I go through my...
How To Make Giving a Holiday Tradition With Your Kids

How To Make Giving a Holiday Tradition With Your Kids

  I’ve written in the past about how I handle holiday giving with my goddaughter. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite things about having started Home Key – to be able to dive into how we think and feel about the stuff coming into our lives...
Guest Post – Post-Conference Organizing Tips

Guest Post – Post-Conference Organizing Tips

What do you do when you need something that you know nothing about? Bring in the experts! Conferences for elementary-aged students can be a stressful time for parents. But that’s where my knowledge tapers off. Luckily, this week I have a guest post from a fellow...
The Environment Is Important

The Environment Is Important

  Visiting schools is always inspiring for me. This morning, I visited a school that caters towards kids who learn a certain way – kids with dyslexia and language processing challenges. This school has been around in the Seattle area for many years (I think...
Organization and Your Health

Organization and Your Health

  I’ve been tired for as long as I can remember. In fact, one of the reasons I left my last job and started my businesses is because I needed my own schedule so that I could have more time and freedom to nap when I wanted to! Sleeping for ten hours a day...
Versatile Organizing Supplies

Versatile Organizing Supplies

I’ll say it – but don’t hate me. I despise primary colors. I think that primary colors in large amounts are over-stimulating for both kids and adults. Buying kid-themed stuff in primary shades in moderation can add some cute pops of color to your...
Less is More: Dishes – The Interview

Less is More: Dishes – The Interview

In my last entry, I talked about how I recently greatly reduced the amount of dishes in my home. However, I wasn’t the only one who it affected. I live in a beautiful space with my future-fiance (we’re not “officially” engaged yet, but are...
Less is More: Dishes

Less is More: Dishes

  For the month of October, I am doing something that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time: I have downsized my dishes. What does this mean? It means that I have packed many dishes away so that there are just a few things left. This includes: Four big...
Why It’s Wise to Limit Labels

Why It’s Wise to Limit Labels

I love my label-maker as much as the next person. Labels are usually put into place with great intent. To create structure. To remind. To help guide where things go. However, often I see places (specifically classrooms) labeled to death – and most of the time,...
The Fear of Less

The Fear of Less

I meet so many people who are terrified of the idea of less. “What if I need an item after I get rid of it?” “If I donate my kids’ toys, they will be mad at me!” “If I get rid of that sweater I won’t be able to wear it to my...
How To Make Your Home Feel Like a Kindergarten Classroom

How To Make Your Home Feel Like a Kindergarten Classroom

  I came across the article “Should all classrooms be like kindergarten classrooms?” today and couldn’t help but be inspired. The author addresses the fact that kindergarten classrooms are “spilling over with exploration and discovery....
Reducing Clutter by Changing Your Buying Mindset

Reducing Clutter by Changing Your Buying Mindset

  Why do you buy things? It’s an interesting question that has a whole lot of answers. It’s also a question that, when you dive deep enough, can bring up LOTS of emotions. Every time we buy something, it sticks with us in one way or another. If...
Clutter and the Fulfillment Curve

Clutter and the Fulfillment Curve

When you look at this graphic, what do you see? Here’s what I get out of it: when you have a little money, you’re doing okay, but you still need more to survive. Once you get to survival, you’re great, but being comfortable is better. After comfort...
Detox by Decluttering

Detox by Decluttering

What does the word “detox” mean to you? Wikipedia tells me this: “Detoxification is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including, but not limited to, the human body.” When I think of detoxing, I...
Souvenirs

Souvenirs

  Do you have something that you bought on vacation as a child that you still treasure now? I actually don’t. I don’t know if this is common or not, but there’s nothing that I still have, nor is there anything that sticks out in my mind. There...
Public Play Space: Renegade Clean Up

Public Play Space: Renegade Clean Up

Messes bother me. While I believe in child independence, I also believe that children cannot be independent if the environment is all wrong. For example, if you expect your four-year-old to completely clean up a room that overwhelms you as an adult – well, good...
Maintaining Public Play Spaces

Maintaining Public Play Spaces

In Seattle, there are many indoor play spaces that get used frequently – especially in the rainy autumn and winter months. These spots are all over – in cafes, bookstores, malls, etc. Play is such a big part of our lives as children and parents, so every...
Do Public Play Spaces Show a Lack of Respect for Children?

Do Public Play Spaces Show a Lack of Respect for Children?

Working in preschools and child care centers over the years, I have encountered a lot of different play and learning spaces. So often, children’s play spaces are just not nice. They’re not kept up well. They need to be cleaned and organized. Toys are in...
One in, One Out – With Kids

One in, One Out – With Kids

  There are some things that we need more than one of. Underwear. (For sure!) Favorite books. Clothes. Dishes. But what do we REALLY need to keep around? When it comes to the theory of “one in, one out” (this means to get rid of something every time...
Increase Child Focus by Simplifying Your Environment

Increase Child Focus by Simplifying Your Environment

How do you feel when you are in the most cluttered room of your house? Uneasy? Stressed out? Unable to complete a task?       Children often feel the same way – but they aren’t quite able to express it.   It has been beyond interesting to observe young...
What I Learned From My Own Organizing Project

What I Learned From My Own Organizing Project

As I wrote about last week, I recently organized my storage unit it. It was big. It was bad. It was ugly. Going through the process of a big organization project of my own really got me thinking of all the things that still apply to me, even as a professional...
What To Do Before You Organize

What To Do Before You Organize

  I had an organization project to do today. Funny enough, it wasn’t for a client – it was for myself! It wasn’t a minor one, either – it was my incredibly stuffed storage unit that is on the second floor of my condo building. It’s...
Making Space

Making Space

  For years before I met my sweetie, I longed for love. I had read that one way of attracting it via feng shui was to keep pairs of things in your home. (This article mentions it!) I took it a step further by wearing jewelry that represented this as well. A ring...
Process over Product

Process over Product

  While watching “Orange is the New Black” last week, I heard a quote about ancient Tibetan sand mandalas. I can’t find the exact quote online, but it spoke to the fact that mandalas are created with the intent to be swept away at the end. Even...
Organizing: When Bigger is Better

Organizing: When Bigger is Better

  I have tried for years to pare down my wallet to just the essentials. I’ve tried tiny and thin wallets. Change purses. Money clips. That is, until I finally came to the terms that I just need a big wallet to hold my stuff. So often we think having smaller...
We’re All Learning

We’re All Learning

  “He’s a baby. He doesn’t know any better.” This phrase has stuck with me forever. I have heard it so many times, yet the way it is phrased offends me so much. There are so many things that we don’t know – however, we are all...
Little Free Libraries – A Little Give and Take

Little Free Libraries – A Little Give and Take

I’ve fallen in love with the “Little Free Library” boxes in the neighborhoods that I frequent. What is a “Little Free Library”? It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and...
Organizing For Kids: Structure

Organizing For Kids: Structure

  This article from ADDitude Magazine talks about how beneficial structure is for children with ADHD. However, it also states this: “Your whole family will benefit psychologically from a structured regime. Both parents and children experience decreased...
Open-Ended Organizing

Open-Ended Organizing

To some, “open-ended organizing” may seem chaotic. And it is – a little bit – when compared to traditional organizing concepts that you see in magazines and on Pinterest. However, the concepts used in open-ended organizing can be great for both...
What I Learned When I DIDN’T Lose Everything

What I Learned When I DIDN’T Lose Everything

Eleven years ago I was in an apartment fire. I awoke to a room filled with smoke at 5am. We couldn’t get out the door, so we had to climb out the window on a ladder provided by a team of firefighters, who, thankfully, arrived quickly. After all was said and...
What Do Babies REALLY Need?

What Do Babies REALLY Need?

One of my favorite blogs is Janet Lansbury’s “Elevating Childcare” Blog.  This entry stood out to me recently about unrestricted play time.  Here’s a great quote: If a voice of reason could be heard through the din of marketing, consumerism and...
Easing Your Child Into The De-Cluttering Process

Easing Your Child Into The De-Cluttering Process

In big organizing sessions, I often recommend that parents send their children elsewhere for the day.  Getting rid of things can be hard for adults, even as experienced and emotionally developed individuals.  For children, the experience can be WAY too much and...
Organizing Mobile Marketing Materials

Organizing Mobile Marketing Materials

I’m doing something I don’t usually do, today – talking directly to business owners! I’m sure a lot of you have your own businesses.  Even if you don’t, the tips in this article can apply to many different kids of marketing – from...
Junk in the Trunk:  Keeping it to a Minimum

Junk in the Trunk: Keeping it to a Minimum

You thought I was done talking about junk in the trunk?  Nope, not yet! Well, okay.  I actually WAS done – until something happened to me (again!) where I was thankful that the “junk in my trunk” was at a minimum. I returned home from my vacation on...
Creating a Permanent Donation Space In Your Home

Creating a Permanent Donation Space In Your Home

One of my favorite comparisons to make to clutter is dieting.  When we eat food, it is expected that we move to work some of it off – to be healthy, our bodies can only take so much. The same is true with clutter and our homes.  Our homes can only take so much...
Leaving the Consumerism Mindset Behind

Leaving the Consumerism Mindset Behind

What is consumerism?  And why am I talking about it on my organizing blog? According to this Wikipedia Page: Media culture, with its declinations of advertising and public relations, is often considered as a system centered on the manipulation of the mass of...
Public Play Spaces – How to Do It Right

Public Play Spaces – How to Do It Right

Though I mostly talk about my work in private homes, I also do organizing work in public play spaces and preschools. Today I was visiting my chiropractor’s office (Wallingford Family Chiropractic) in Seattle and noticed how wonderful their waiting room play...
Travel Bags

Travel Bags

I am so happy to be on vacation! Okay, here’s the thing – I’m actually writing this in February, way in advance, so that I don’t have to worry about getting newsletters done on vacation.  But, but the time you’re reading this, I will be...
De-Cluttering with Kids – Start with a Blank Slate

De-Cluttering with Kids – Start with a Blank Slate

When it comes to including children in de-cluttering, there are lots of different schools of thought. Which one is right?  Well, none of them (or all of them!)  You have to do what works best for you. However, I do have some recommendations when it comes to...
Enter to Win a Set of Ikea Packing Bags!

Enter to Win a Set of Ikea Packing Bags!

Giveaway Time! I leave on vacation on March 21st! Woohoo! I will be using packing bags for the first time, which I am really excited about. I bought some online, so proud of my decision – then found them at Ikea for 1/3 of the price. Doh! I decided to buy a set...
Why I Love the Dollar Shave Club

Why I Love the Dollar Shave Club

Now that I own a business, I analyze marketing a LOT more. In marketing and buying, we are given a LOT of options.  So many, in fact, that we are becoming overwhelmed. In this article from the New York Times, the concept of “Decision Fatigue” is talked...
My Filing System

My Filing System

I love organizing.  However, offices are not my specialty – if you couldn’t tell by my website! I pride myself in working with children and families – however, I do organize the occassional office here and there. This week I wanted to share with you...
KCLS’s Mind Matters Series

KCLS’s Mind Matters Series

As I’ve talked about before, I will be doing a number of speaking engagements with the King County Library System. In March I will be at the Auburn Library, Vashon Island Library and the Federal Way Library. Check out these fun promo videos to learn more –...

Great Seattle Area Event for Downsizing Seniors!

Katie Munoz is a great resource in the Seattle area for people wanting to downsize and move. If you have aging parents who are considering moving into a smaller place, assisted living facility or retirement home, she is the one to call! Her company, Moving Forward, is...
Choosing the Right Hangers

Choosing the Right Hangers

“What?  A post about hangers?” you may ask. Yes! I wanted to give a couple of tips about choosing hangers, since the right hangers can make a huge difference. And bonus:  you can apply these tips when buying any kind of organizing supplies! Now, I am all...
Happy Birthday to Me!  A B-Day Gift From Me To You!

Happy Birthday to Me! A B-Day Gift From Me To You!

  February 18th, is my birthday! As a special treat, I am offering 25 percent off of a virtual organizing coaching session! Check out the details on this session here – then enter the code “HBD” upon check out to apply the discount! This expires...
Katy Perry, The Superbowl and Sensory Overload

Katy Perry, The Superbowl and Sensory Overload

I love Katy Perry. Yesterday during the Superbowl I was sick in bed, but I did manage to drag myself out to catch Katy Perry’s half time performance. From what I understand, it’s gotten a lot of positive attention from a lot of people – myself...
Why I’m Obsessed With Ikea’s Expedit Shelf

Why I’m Obsessed With Ikea’s Expedit Shelf

Okay, so technically Ikea doesn’t sell the Expedit anymore – it’s changed to the Kallax, but it’s similar enough to me that I don’t really notice the difference. I got my first expedit on the day after Halloween in 2005.  I was walking...
A Sense of Control in a World Full Of Chaos

A Sense of Control in a World Full Of Chaos

When it comes to thinking about reasons to organize, there are so many directions to go.  I do this work because I am passionate about people and helping them on their path to find joy in life. One of the things in life that can be hard to deal with is a lack of...
How Organizing Can Support Routines

How Organizing Can Support Routines

Routines are an important part of our lives.  They can help us with so many things.  For example, if we have put on a few too many pounds, creating a routine around getting regular physical activity can help us to lose weight.  If we need to eat healthy, creating a...
Continuous Partial Attention

Continuous Partial Attention

Today I was listening to a podcast on the BNI (Business Networking International) website about what the founder, Ivan Misner, called “Continuous Partial Attention.” Misner describes “Continous Partial Attention” as paying attention to too many...
New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

I’m not super into resolutions. I have been before, but they always flop.  It just happens. I do, however, now have a newfound appreciation for goals. What’s different about a goal?  One common goal that people set is a “S.M.A.R.T.” goal:...
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

What an exciting year! I have lots of upcoming speaking events.  See the list below for details. Need a speaker for your group?  Let me know!  I love talking to PEPS Groups, PTAs, Parenting Groups, MOPS and more! Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, 7pm Organizing for...
Christmas Clean Up

Christmas Clean Up

Wow! It’s been a crazy week!  I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas at my Dad and Step-Mom’s house in Port Angeles, WA.  It was the first time my new man, Dave, has been there.  It was fun and relaxing.  From there we came home for about 2 hours – long...
Decluttering – The Other Kind Of Holiday Planning

Decluttering – The Other Kind Of Holiday Planning

If you celebrate the winter holidays it’s likely that your home is about to become much more crowded.  If you have kids, multiply that crowded by 100. That’s okay, of course.  There is so much joy in the holidays, and gifts add to that.  However, after the...
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused or lost?

Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused or lost?

Have you ever been so excited about an idea that you felt compelled to share it? I see a mass amount of individuals and families living lives that they’ve settled for–unhappy people that are unfulfilled, sick, tired, broke and without hope Previously, I never...
Inspiring Giving In Your Children This Holiday Season

Inspiring Giving In Your Children This Holiday Season

It’s true:  giving feels good.  There’s been research in recent years telling us just that.   Giving has other benefits, too – it can help us have harmony in our homes.  When you replace some of the gift- giving that you would normally practice with...
Getting What You Want In Life

Getting What You Want In Life

There are so many things that I want in life.  Kate Spade purses.  Order in my home.  Useful and beautiful gifts.  Harmony in my relationship.  Good behavior from the children I take care of. You can’t always have what you want.  Or get what you want –...
Junk in the Trunk – Why It’s a Problem

Junk in the Trunk – Why It’s a Problem

Back in 2004 I have a lot of junk in my trunk. It wasn’t on purpose, but it happened.  I had a huge car (a 1984 Chevy Caprice.)  I was working full time AND I was in school getting my degree in Early Childhood Education.  I didn’t have a designated parking...
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year…

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year…

What’s the last gift that you got that you love and use?   For me, that’s easy–it’s the Kate Spade purse that my Mom got me for Christmas last year! One of the reasons that I love this gift so much is because I asked for it.  I wanted a Kate...
Ripping off the Clutter Band Aid

Ripping off the Clutter Band Aid

Getting rid of stuff is HARD for people. It’s so much like ripping off an old band-aid.  It’s difficult at first, but it gets easier and easier. Do you remember the first time you have to rip off a band-aid?  You wouldn’t do it.  Somehow you knew it hurt.  You were...
Photography Deal for Seattelites

Photography Deal for Seattelites

  In honor of my second family, this week I am sharing with you a photography deal. Lydia, my god daughter’s Mom, is becoming a photographer full time and is raising money for new equipment by offering photography mini-sessions. Go to her Go Fund Me site to...
Ditch the Packaging – Save Your Sanity!

Ditch the Packaging – Save Your Sanity!

  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of new art supplies.  They come in crisp containers, ready to create your child’s artistic vision.  After they’re used, your child can replace them inside their package, tucking them away on the shelf for...
Why Give Experiences?

Why Give Experiences?

It can be hard to make the switch from giving a nicely wrapped gift from the toy store to giving an experience.   “I want the kids to have something to open.” “I’m afraid they’ll be too young to remember anything.” “They...
Large Motor in Small Spaces

Large Motor in Small Spaces

  Kids need to MOVE.  They LEARN through movement.  A day without needed movement for a child can prove to be a day that doesn’t go very well at all. The weather is getting colder, though.  When the weather is getting colder, children can miss out on the...
A Clutter Free Day (Or Night) Out

A Clutter Free Day (Or Night) Out

I have a housekeeper. Yes, the organizing queen has a housekeeper. I’ve lucked out–I found someone professional and wonderful willing to barter services with me.  (In addition to Home Key Organization, I have a small social media business.  I do social...
My Favorite Organizing Product– Fabric Bins

My Favorite Organizing Product– Fabric Bins

Last week I promised you my favorite organizing products–and here they are! I love fabric bins – specifically Closet Maid ones. Why? They are colorful.   You can find fabric bins in almost every color there is. They are relatively inexpensive.  At the low...
Organizing Products – Why Not?

Organizing Products – Why Not?

  I was getting all geared up to write this newsletter about one of my favorite organizing products. But you’ll have to wait a week. Before getting into my favorite organizing products, I wanted to give some reasons why I don’t promote organizing products...
Dying To Put A Desk In Your Child’s Room?  Not So Fast!

Dying To Put A Desk In Your Child’s Room? Not So Fast!

I meet with a lot of parents who want to get their child’s room organized.  While a lot of it has to do with toys, clutter control, self-sufficiency and the desire to help a child keep a clean room, parents are often prompted by the promise of academic focus via...