When we first purchased our home, one of the areas I was most excited about was the large landing area at the top of the stairs. And since we’re in the process of renovating Nora’s new “big-girl bedroom” upstairs, we decided that it was also a good time to transform this landing area into the playroom we envisioned when we first moved in.
After a little paint, carpeting, and a bunch of toys, this is what we ended up with!
Are you looking for a fun and functional way to organize various papers, recipes, photos, craft projects, tax documents, warranties, etc?
Today’s giveaway (the TRIO Binder) is one of the coolest paper organizing products I’ve ever used. Dave and I have been using these binders for over a year now — we love them and I think you will too!
Over the past few years, I’ve been on a mission to use and store less paper.
So I’m supper happy to announce that we recently switched from a MASSIVE 4 drawer, big, bulky filing cabinet to a much smaller, shallower, 2-drawer filing cabinet… with room to spare!
Since I get SO many emails from overwhelmed parents asking, “how can we ask our well-meaning relatives to PLEASE stop giving our kids so much stuff?” I thought I’d write up a response in the form of a letter.
This post is intended to be humorous, so I certainly hope it doesn’t come off as offensive, rude, or disrespectful — and it is in NO WAY directed towards Dave or my relatives.
It’s official — Nora’s new play kitchen is finished! I’m super happy with how the finished product turned out — so much cuter than I ever thought, and so much like a real kitchen.
I had so much fun working on this project and I’m super excited to share the before / after photos with you today!
Over the past several months, it’s become very apparent that Nora LOVES doing crafts… so last week, I decided that my old method of storing and organizing our limited craft supplies needed a toddler-friendly update.
Within 45 minutes, I created a new (and very simple) craft corner in our kitchen — perfect for doing crafts at the kitchen table!
A couple weeks ago, I shared my answers to the question, “How Can I Stay Organized?” — and today, I’m sharing my thoughts on another question I get quite regularly: “Should I Hire a Professional Organizer?”
And even if you’re not interested in hiring an organizer, I’ve included several links to posts I’ve written about how I organize different spaces in our home — so there should be something for everyone in this post!
Last week, I ordered our 2013 holiday cards — which prompted me to look through my teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy address book. No, I still haven’t gone digital with our addresses yet (it may be coming in the future though).
Today, I’m sharing how I store and organize our addresses, and I’d love to know how you organize yours too.
Without a doubt, the most common organizational question I receive (quite regularly) from readers, friends, and family is, “How can I stay organized?”
So today, I’m sharing an email response I sent to a discouraged reader on this very topic — hopefully you’ll be motivated and encouraged by my answers.
For the last couple of months, our home has had much less paper clutter and we’ve had much less time clutter, thanks to one simple decision… we canceled our newspaper subscription.
We have enjoyed reading and supporting our local newspaper — but for various reasons (including the time and physical clutter it caused) we decided it would be best to cancel our subscription.
One question I get over and over and over again is how we use and organize the space under our kitchen sink.
To be perfectly honest, there are a handful of questions I get on a very regular basis about our sink, our faucet, etc. etc. so today, I’m answering a bunch of these questions for all the inquisitive farmhouse sink lovers out there!
Last week, I shared how we were able to fully transform our garage from drab to fab in about a week… and I don’t think I need to convince anyone how much we love our new space.
Today, I’m sharing the final pictures of ALL our stuff organized with the new Monkey Bars system. Let’s just say that even I was impressed with how much stuff we could fit in such a small space!
When we first moved into our house 3 years ago, we shoved everything that didn’t have a designated home into the garage. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but then we realized we wanted our garage back.
So thanks to some DIY efforts and the amazing Monkey Bars garage storage system, we now have a super functional, super organized, and super good-looking garage!
What’s on the inside of your kitchen cabinet doors? If you answered “nothing”, my goal is to change that by the end of this post!
We use the inside of our kitchen (and laundry room) cabinet doors to store and organize all sorts of information — which means it’s always accessible and easy to find, but NEVER sitting out on the counters. Win-Win!
Back before I was pregnant with Nora, I would frequently organize for families with young children — and often times, a huge source of clutter for these families was all their out-grown baby clothing.
After seeing this time and time again, I decided that I would purge the majority of my out-grown baby clothing unless I had another baby who could wear it immediately after. Today, I’m sharing 4 reasons why.
I love dishes! And over the last few years, I’ve received numerous emails with questions about our dishes, serving pieces, tablecloths, etc. and how I store all these items in our kitchen.
I figured it was probably time to share my dishes… and serving pieces, and tablecloths, and napkins with you — or at least share how I store and organize these items!
Since Sunday is a joint celebration of my birthday and Father’s Day, I figured a giveaway was in order
And since summer is such a great time to work on a few quick organizing projects around the house, I thought a $100 gift certificate from Go-Organize.com would be the perfect birthday giveaway!!
Due to the nature of my blog and my business, I’m often asked how I consciously decide what to purge, what to keep, how long to keep it, etc. — and unfortunately, there are no hard-and-fast rules for exactly what you should and should not purge (wouldn’t that be nice though!)
So today, I’m sharing a few simple guidelines I use in my own life to help me decide when (and when not) to purge.
Thanks to the last 2 weeks of gloriously sunny skies, we’ve been doing lots of yard work.
One of the first projects on my to-do list was pruning — everything! And as I pruned, I started thinking how pruning our garden is very similar to purging our home — not always glamorous or fun, but SO worth the effort.