Cocktails and Containers Organizing Podcast

Organizing Kid’s Papers and Strawberry Basil Margaritas

One of the most frequent questions I get as a professional organizer is “what do I do with all the papers my kid brings home?”

I totally get it…kids and school and crafts generate so much paper! And if you don’t set up a solid system to deal with it, you will be drowning in paper before the end of pre-K. That is why I have the first steps that I recommend you take when setting up a system to deal with kid’s papers in your home.

I also discuss a portfolio for larger kid’s artwork during the podcast and I wanted to provide a link to one I recommended in our Facebook Group. (Full disclosure, this is an Amazon Affiliate link.) It is made by a company called ALEX and runs about $17. You can find it on Amazon HERE.

Join Me in my Facebook Group

And speaking of the Cocktails and Containers Facebook Group, if you haven’t joined yet you can do so HERE. It is a great place to find other parents who may be struggling with the same family organizing issues you are having. Plus, I have regular LIVE chats so you can directly ask me your organizing questions.

And lest you think I have forgotten the cocktail recipe…

Strawberry Basil Margaritas

8 servings

Recipe courtesy of The Kitchn

  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate
  • 10 strawberries (or 12 if you’re using smaller ones from the farmer’s market or your backyard)
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 2 to 2 1/2¬†cups tequila (gold or silver)

Empty the limeade concentrate into a pitcher. Add 2 1/2 cans of water and 1 1/2 (18 ounces, or 2 1/4 cups) cans of tequila (or a bit less, if you don’t want your drinks to be quite as strong).

Hull the strawberries, slice lengthwise, and add to the pitcher. Crumple the basil a little in your hands (this will help the basil flavor release into the drink). Add it to the pitcher. Place the pitcher, covered, in the fridge overnight, or for at least four hours.

When you remove the pitcher from the fridge, your margaritas will be a lovely pale pink color. Now all you have to do is serve them and wait for the compliments to pour in.

If you have questions about your kid’s papers, please be sure to comment below. I am interviewing paper system guru Susie Salinas for an upcoming episode. I would love to include your questions for her. And if you try the maragaritas, let me know what you think! Take care and happy organizing!

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