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5 Habits of Organized People

posted by Andrea | 02/4/2016 | 48 comments
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If you’re the type of person who doesn’t necessarily love cleaning and organizing… but still wants a neat and organized home, you’ll definitely want to read these 5 simple habits that help prevent clutter build-up in my home.

It might not seem like much now, but these simple habits have completely transformed the way I live my life and how I feel about my space.

How We Use Vertical Space to Maximize Storage

posted by Andrea | 02/2/2016 | 8 comments
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Although purging is the BEST way to maximize your space… I also know that many of you live in very small spaces or share space with lots of other people.

So, I figured it might be fun to share how we maximize our space (and in a sense, make more space) by utilizing as much vertical space as we can!

My “Pre-Spring Cleaning” Cleaning List

posted by Andrea | 01/28/2016 | 20 comments
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I’ve never been the type of person to do a lot of extra cleaning in the Spring…

So from January through March, I make a point to tackle some of the things on my annual and semi-annual cleaning lists so I don’t have to do them when Spring finally arrives.

SIMPLIFY

posted by Andrea | 01/22/2016 | 23 comments
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If one of your goals for this year is to simplify, I certainly hope this post will move you one more step in the right direction!

In my opinion, these tips are all integral pieces to the puzzle and will all work together to help you to simplify and organize your home and life.

Why I Almost Never Buy Storage Containers

posted by Andrea | 01/21/2016 | 32 comments
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You might think that someone in my line of work would have a serious infatuation with all types of storage containers… but in my case, you would be wrong because I (almost) never buy storage containers. Today, I’m sharing why.

I’m also sharing my favorite types of storage containers (for when I actually do buy them!)

Yes… We Have a WHITE Couch!

posted by Andrea | 01/11/2016 | 12 comments
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Over the past 5 years, the number of questions, comments, and emails I’ve gotten regarding our white couch still amazes me!

So…I thought it might be time for a post detailing exactly what I do to wash and dry our slipcovers (and why on earth I still have a white couch with 3 little kids!)

How to Tackle Projects that Seem Overwhelming

posted by Andrea | 01/8/2016 | 25 comments
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Over the past several years, one of the MOST common complaints I hear from others is, “it’s just so overwhelming… I don’t know where to start.” Can you relate?

I know I can certainly relate to feeling totally overwhelmed when certain projects are hanging over my head — so today, I’m sharing 3 really simple tips that will hopefully help you to finally tackle those projects that seem so overwhelming!

Get Your Papers Organized Once and For All

posted by Andrea | 01/7/2016 | 5 comments
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If you’ve been struggling with any type of paper clutter, or if you’ve made a New Year’s goal to create some type of paper organizing system, or if you just love reading about simple and straightforward ways to better organize paper clutter, you won’t want to miss today’s post!

My friend Lisa is giving away her eBook “The Sunday Basket” FREE to EVERYONE for the next week!!!!

To Sell or to Donate: That is the Question

posted by Andrea | 12/18/2015 | 50 comments
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Over the past few years, I’ve talked a lot about selling our unneeded items on Craigslist. However, what I might not have said in so many words is that I most definitely DO NOT sell everything we purge. In fact, the majority of it is donated on a regular basis as I just want to get it out of our home ASAP!

Today, I’m talking about the question of when to sell and when to just donate…

A Tour of Our Farmhouse Bedroom

posted by Andrea | 12/17/2015 | 27 comments
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In the 5+ years I’ve been blogging, and the almost 5 years we’ve been steadily renovating our home (and sharing our progress on the blog) I’ve never gotten around to giving you a tour of our bedroom.

Well that changes today!! Come see the full tour :)

3 Steps to a Squeaky Clean Dishwasher

posted by Andrea | 12/15/2015 | 21 comments
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If it’s been awhile since you cleaned your dishwasher (or if you didn’t even know you could clean your dishwasher), I’d suggest giving this SIMPLE 3-step process a try… you might be surprised how much better your dishwasher runs as a result!

An Update on How We Store and Organize our Toys

posted by Andrea | 12/11/2015 | 13 comments
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Just over 3 years ago, I shared a post about how we sort, purge, organize, and store our various toys. As you can imagine, A LOT has changed around our house since then — including how we store and organize our growing number of toys.

Today I’m sharing how we store and organize all our various toys, books, games, crafts, and other kid items.

My Quick Tip to Clear Clothes Clutter

posted by Andrea | 11/20/2015 | 7 comments
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It’s probably not surprising that when it comes to clutter in our homes, the 2 areas I’m asked about most are kitchens and closets. Last week, I shared my quick tip to clear kitchen counter clutter… so today, I thought I would share my quick tip to clear clothes clutter.

If you feel like your closet could use a makeover, I hope today’s quick tip will help!

A Few Things to Consider Before You Donate

posted by Andrea | 11/18/2015 | 51 comments
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Although the holiday season is often filled with consumerism and spending money, there is also a HUGE amount of charitable giving that takes place this time of year.

Today, I’m sharing my thoughts after a few recent conversations with donation centers and volunteers… definitely something to consider the next time you’re ready to head to your local donation center or food pantry.

My Quick Tip to Clear Kitchen Counter Clutter

posted by Andrea | 11/13/2015 | 33 comments
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I realize I might desire a bit more cleanliness and organization than some people; however, I know I’m not alone in my hatred of kitchen counter clutter.

If you want to get your counters and other flat surfaces cleaned and decluttered, today’s quick tip might be just what you need!

My Thoughts On Washing Whites

posted by Andrea | 11/10/2015 | 69 comments
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Most of you know that I love white! From our sheets, towels, and curtains, to our couch, and even our rugs — the majority of the fabric items in our home are white.

Today I’m sharing a bit more about how I keep my whites white — and why I feel washing whites is actually easier than trying to keep colors bright.

Space-Saving Storage + a Giveaway!

posted by Andrea | 11/5/2015 | 12 comments
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If you’re a sucker for storage containers, but hate how much extra space they take up when you’re not using them, you’ll LOVE the fabulous space-saving storage containers from Pop ‘n Store.

Not only are they extremely versatile and durable, but they fold up into the lid when they aren’t in use!!

Six Super Simple Reasons to Get More Organized

posted by Andrea | 10/26/2015 | 11 comments
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When it comes to the benefits of organizing your home and life, I think I could talk until I was blue in the face! However, even if I had unlimited hours to devote to writing content for my blog, I probably wouldn’t do it — because I think you already KNOW most of what I write about… it’s the implementation where some of us fall short :)

If you have been putting off your decluttering and organizing, here are SIX SUPER SIMPLE reasons that will hopefully motivate you to get a little more organized today!

My Minimalistic Maternity Wardrobe

posted by Andrea | 10/22/2015 | 14 comments
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Since I’m now enjoying my “normal” clothing again, I thought it might be fun to share how I got by with a fairly minimalistic maternity wardrobe for 3 pregnancies in 3 different seasons of the year.

I’m sharing 4 tips that worked for me, as well as what I feel are the necessary “staples” of any maternity wardrobe.

10 Household Chores for Toddlers

posted by Andrea | 10/15/2015 | 20 comments
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If I had my way, I would have a completely uninterrupted afternoon each week to clean my whole house. However, since that’s not really possible right now, I do the next best thing and clean WITH my kids.

If you’re looking for a way to get your toddlers and preschoolers involved in household chores, these are a few of my favorites.