Organizing

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!

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!)

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…

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!

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.

3 Ways to Create More Storage on your Mobile Devices

posted by Andrea | 10/14/2015 | 20 comments
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After weeks and weeks of being told I didn’t have enough storage on my iPhone, I finally started researching what I could do to solve this problem once and for all.

I’m happy to say that the answers I found were extremely simple and quick to implement — so I thought I’d share them here on the blog.

Because it’s Rarely the “Right Time” to Get Started

posted by Andrea | 09/28/2015 | 9 comments
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Do you have a list of projects, tasks, and goals you’ve been putting off until the timing is just right?

If so, I hope today’s posts will be the motivation you need to get started RIGHT NOW… because it’s rarely ever the “right time” to get started!

Because “Free” Isn’t Always “Free” (the story of how we almost got a dog!)

posted by Andrea | 09/21/2015 | 19 comments
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TRUE STORY: we almost got a dog… 4 days before James was born! Yes, I realize how insane that sounds!

Today’s post isn’t really about getting a dog; however, the realization I came to when considering this “free” dog has a lot of good lessons for other areas of our lives as well :)

A “New” Nursery for James

posted by Andrea | 07/27/2015 | 6 comments
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I’ve gotten lots of requests to see the new nursery — so that’s what I’m sharing here today.

You might notice that it looks awfully similar to Simon’s nursery tour from last year — but there are a few special additions for baby James :)

Get Organized For The Start of Summer

posted by Andrea | 05/22/2015 | 17 comments
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The start of summer is officially less than ONE month away — yay!

Although this is often a very full and busy time of year for many of us, it’s also a great time to put a little effort into getting organized BEFORE summer starts. Today, I’m sharing some of the things we do to get organized for the start of summer.

How the 80/20 Rule Helps Me Purge

posted by Andrea | 05/19/2015 | 13 comments
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Four years ago, I wrote a post about The 80/20 Rule for Your Closet, and honestly, I think about that post almost daily.

In almost every aspect of my life, the 80/20 rule rings true — and after realizing this, I have started to use the 80/20 rule as a great “tool” to help and encourage me to purge more than I otherwise might.

6 Reasons A Capsule Wardrobe Might NOT Work for You

posted by Andrea | 05/5/2015 | 25 comments
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If you’ve spent any amount of time reading blogs or browsing social media lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about “Capsule Wardrobes”.

I’m always so intrigued by the idea of a capsule wardrobe, but I also realize that for the majority of people, it’s not the most realistic wardrobe plan… today I’m sharing a few reasons why.