5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Family Organized This Year

Let's face it — "easy" is the only way it's going to get done.

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We're approaching the two-week mark of the new year, and for so many people, that's about the time resolutions start to slide. After all, we've been obsessively counting calories, putting in time at the gym and doing our best to keep the house in tip-top shape for the last 15 days. But we're only human, and life happens. That's okay!

Instead of beating yourself up for not being able to be a perfect robot, let's regroup. If you, like me, are starting to realize that maybe an entire year of driving yourself (not to mention everyone around you) crazy obsessing over changing your entire lifestyle isn't really worth it, maybe it's time for a different approach — one that focuses on easy (and cute) organization.

 Family Chore Jars

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Turn household chores into a game with these customized chore jars.

Keeping the house clean and organized shouldn't be entirely left up to you. Make it easy for your kids and significant other to know exactly what is expected of them with an adorable chore station that makes functional fun.

 DIY Flip Calendar

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Learn how to make a personalized calendar for your desk.

Great for your desk at work or home, this standing flip calendar lets you enjoy your photos outside of your phone. Bonus? Once you make this calendar, you can use it every year. Just update the pictures whenever you're ready for a change.

 Oversized Cork Calendar

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Stay organized during the school year with this DIY cork calendar.

If you prefer a calendar that can handle the whole family's activities, this large cork calendar is the way to go. You can move the dates for each month and easily change things up as needed. Plus, it's a great way to keep track of coupons, tickets and more.

 Family Binder

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Keep your household organized and on time with this DIY family binder.

Another easy way to keep the family organized is with a DIY family binder. It's the one-stop spot for emergency contacts, important paperwork, receipts, coupons and even take-out menus. Train the family to look here first for the week's meal plan, signed releases for school and important numbers and addresses, and gain a little peace for yourself.

 Pretty Pegboard Storage

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Discover three new ways to incorporate pegboard into your home.

Easy, inexpensive and full of options, installing a pegboard at home might be all you need to truly organize your space once and for all. Whether you've been dying to organize all your craft supplies, need a better situation for your garden tools or just want a cute way to display your favorite pieces, a pegboard may be the versatile wall treatment of your dreams.

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