In the next couple of weeks, Christmas and other holiday cards will start filling up our mailboxes… but what will we do with those cards in another couple months, when the holidays are over?
Today, I’m sharing what I do with our holiday cards, and I’d love to know if you have any simple ways to reuse holiday cards.
Over the past 4+ years, as I’ve shifted much of my shopping online, I’ve had to come up with a functional way to organize all my e-statements, receipts, and bills.
Today, I’m sharing my extremely simple system that took me all of 5 minutes to set up and has been working well for me for a couple years already!
About 5 weeks ago, I shared a week-long series about clothes clutter here on my blog. I was thrilled that the overwhelming majority of response were extremely positive.
However, along with all the excitement came lots more questions. Not bad questions or rude questions — just questions. I’m answering many of those clothes clutter questions in today’s post!
Are you tired of your paper clutter? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to digitize various recipes, receipts, business cards, kid’s artwork, important documents, photos, and so much more?
If so, then today’s post is for you! Oh, and I’m giving away the newest ScanSnap portable scanner that will scan everything I just mentioned above!
I know from personal experience that clothes clutter is hard! However, I can also share from personal experience that paring my wardrobe down to the items I actually wear (and love) has been extremely liberating.
So how can you finally ‘bite the bullet’ and purge the clothing you no longer need, use, wear, or love? Keep reading!
I’m so excited about today’s giveaway — partially because I know how much this bag has helped me to simplify and organize getting out and about with 2 little kids (something that is otherwise VERY stressful for me). But also because the PacaPod bags are WAY more than “just” diaper bags.
They are stylish everyday bags that work for anyone in any season of life for almost any on-the-go destination!
I can’t do a full week of clothes clutter posts without dedicating one (LONG) post to kids clothes!
Yes, their clothes are small — but boy can they quickly get out of control and consume massive amounts of storage space in our homes if we don’t have some sort of system in place.
Thankfully, I have lots to say on this topic as well
In honor of my week-long clothes clutter series and my ridiculously frugal nature, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about the many ways I’ve managed to get completely free clothing for both me and my kids.
If you’ve ever hesitated to update your wardrobe because you felt it wasn’t in your budget (yes, I can relate), this post is definitely for you!
After countless hours of purging, and shopping, and trying on clothes, and buying, and ordering, and taking pictures, and writing, and editing, I am ecstatic to FINALLY be able to share this post with you…
My new super comfy, super cute, super low maintenance, mix ‘n match wardrobe!!!!!!
Last week, Dave and I went through all our clothes (closet and dresser) and purged — sort of a grown-up version of getting organized for back-to-school.
All together, 9 stuffed-full bags of clothing left our closet and dressers, and it all started by asking ourselves a few questions…
Would you believe me if I told you the last big purge I did was over 7 months ago?
Today I’m sharing 2 reasons I’ve been able to avoid massive purges and still keep my house relatively clutter-free (it’s really simple… I promise!)
If you’ve ever struggled with holding onto items you weren’t able to sell at a garage sale, consignment store, Craigslist, Ebay, etc. etc. this post is a must-read.
Hopefully it will give you the motivation to get those unsold items out of your house ASAP!
The 80/20 rule states that we use and wear 20% of our things about 80% of the time — which means we rarely use and wear the other 80%. But don’t worry, I’m not going to persuade you to purge it all!
However, I do think there is A LOT we can learn by taking a closer look at the 20% of things we regularly use — and then utilize that information to help us declutter and simplify our lives.
Today’s post is short and to the point… but not because I don’t feel like writing. I’m hoping you take the extra few minutes you would have spent reading a longer blog post to purge a few items you don’t need, use, want, or love.
What better way to “celebrate” the first official weekend of summer than with a mini purge!
Over the past 3 years, my weight has gone up and down and then up and (part of the way) down with my 2 pregnancies. And although I resisted the urge to buy too many new items to accommodate my changing size, my closet still felt like it was bursting at the seams.
Thankfully, I have recently taken a few steps to control my closet clutter — even as my body size, shape, and weight continue to fluctuate.
Several weeks ago, I shared a post about my time management rule of “doing it NOW”. That post generated a lot of emails questioning how I could possibly “do it now” all the time with a toddler, an infant, and an at-home business.
Today, I’m sharing my answers to those questions.
Over the past few weeks, Dave and I tackled a VERY overwhelming yard project that we thought would take forever.
Obviously, since we finished, it didn’t take forever. However, it definitely reminded me that progress is still progress — even if it only comes in 5-10 minute intervals!
One of the questions I’m asked on a very regular basis is how I seemingly stay so organized and “on top of things” with a toddler, an infant, lots of home projects, and an at-home business.
I’ve been thinking a lot about that question these past few weeks… and I’m sharing my answers today on the blog!
I’ve gotten so many random questions about how we store various items in and around our house… so today, I’m sharing a post about how we store “IT”.
Obviously, what works for me, for my family, and for our home won’t necessarily work perfectly for you — but maybe it will spark a few ideas for how you might be able to better store and organize your stuff.
As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.
Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite organizing posts — there were so many to choose from, I just HAD to include a few extras!
When people learn what I do for a living, they often assume I’m a “minimalist” and can’t stand any amount of STUFF in my home and life. However, that is absolutely not true at all.
Today I’m sharing my thoughts on minimalism and why I’m NOT a minimalist.
When I talk about “clutter,” 9 times out of 10 people will automatically think of Physical Clutter — but Virtual Clutter is often just as overwhelming as Physical Clutter (sometimes more overwhelming)!
Today, I’m sharing a super LONG post filled with tips and tricks to organize various forms of virtual clutter.