Kids Stuff

4 Reasons I Purged Almost All Our Baby Clothes

posted by Andrea | 07/17/2013 | 77 comments

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.

How I Store and Organize All Our Baby Clothes

posted by Andrea | 02/25/2013 | 40 comments

About 18 months ago, I posted pictures of our soon-to-be-baby’s closet… and all the cute baby girl clothes inside. It was neat, organized, and everything was in its place — obviously, because there was no person to wear the clothing or mess anything up yet!

Well, fast-forward a little over a year and although it’s not quite as organized, we still have a pretty good system for storing and organizing Nora’s clothes.

A Place of Her Own… Nora’s New Play House

posted by Andrea | 01/10/2013 | 25 comments

One of the projects Dave and I tackled over Christmas break was transforming our boring office closet into a fun playhouse for Nora.

Surprisingly, it only took about 2 hours and cost less than $15 — however, we are so thrilled with the results, and Nora loves having a place of her own!

Nora’s “Big Girl” Room Makeover

posted by Andrea | 12/12/2012 | 36 comments

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly — her stubbornness won out so Nora is now fully transitioned into her “big girl” bed in her “big girl” room (at 1 year old!)

Today I’m sharing pictures of the mini-makeover 🙂

TOYS: Purging, Organizing, and Storing

posted by Andrea | 11/6/2012 | 27 comments

Christmas is right around the corner… and if you have children of any age, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll be getting at least a few toys this year.

If it’s been a while since you’ve gone through your toys, make some time to get started this week. I just finished going through our toys… and I made a little room for more!

7 “Off The Fridge” Ideas to Display Kid’s Artwork

posted by Andrea | 09/19/2012 | 14 comments

Now that your kids/grandkids are back in school, there’s a pretty good chance your home is about to be inundated with lots of artwork, projects, and special drawings that you just HAVE to save forever and ever! Right?

Wrong! If you’re looking for ways to display your kid’s artwork and reclaim your fridge, here are 7 “off the fridge” ideas to get you thinking.

20+ Organizing Resources for Back-to-School

posted by Andrea | 08/17/2012 | 3 comments

I know you might not want to accept it, but the school year is right around the corner… which means it’s time to get a few things in order so your year (and your kid’s year) starts off on the right foot. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I thought I’d take a minute to compile some of the helpful back-to-school and Fall organizing tips I already have on my blog {all in one convenient location, just for you!}

Happy “back-to-school” organizing!

How I Organize Our Diaper Bag

posted by Andrea | 08/8/2012 | 22 comments

I’ve gotten quite a few questions asking what diaper bag we use, what we keep in our bag, and how we organize it.

And while I only have one infant’s stuff to cart around with me — I can at least offer some insight into how we {try} to keep things simplified and organized when it comes to the diaper bag.

Raising an Infant on a Budget: Clothing

posted by Andrea | 04/19/2012 | 9 comments

In the months since Nora was born, I’ve received a crazy number of emails asking what items I would suggest for soon-to-be-moms looking to stay clutter-free and stick to a tight budget. While I definitely don’t have ALL the answers; after almost 5 months, I can at least share the items we regularly used for the newborn/infant stage.

All week long, I’ll be sharing my “must-have” items for infants — today, I’m talking about baby clothes!

Raising an Infant on a Budget: Food, Medicine, Toiletries

posted by Andrea | 04/18/2012 | 15 comments

In the months since Nora was born, I’ve received a crazy number of emails asking what items I would suggest for soon-to-be-moms looking to stay clutter-free and stick to a tight budget. While I definitely don’t have ALL the answers; after almost 5 months, I can at least share the items we regularly used for the newborn/infant stage.

All week long, I’ll be sharing my “must-have” items for infants — today, I’m talking about our favorite food, medicine, and toiletry items!

Raising an Infant on a Budget: Baby Gear

posted by Andrea | 04/17/2012 | 11 comments

In the months since Nora was born, I’ve received a crazy number of emails asking what items I would suggest for soon-to-be-moms looking to stay clutter-free and stick to a tight budget. While I definitely don’t have ALL the answers; after almost 5 months, I can at least share the items we regularly used for the newborn/infant stage.

All week long, I’ll be sharing my “must-have” items for infants — today, I’m talking about baby gear!

Raising an Infant on a Budget: Nursery Items

posted by Andrea | 04/16/2012 | 22 comments

In the months since Nora was born, I’ve received a crazy number of emails asking what items I would suggest for soon-to-be-moms looking to stay clutter-free and stick to a tight budget. While I definitely don’t have ALL the answers; after almost 5 months, I can at least share the items we regularly used for the newborn/infant stage.

So for the rest of the week, I’ll be sharing my “must-have” items for infants — starting today with my must-have items for the nursery!

Clothes Clutter and Organizing Ideas

posted by Andrea | 02/2/2012 | 8 comments

It must be “that time of year” — based on the number of emails and questions I’ve been getting lately, you must all be ready to organize your closets!

So, instead of answering every single email, comment, and Facebook message; I thought I would do a quick post with a bunch of links to different posts about organizing clothes.

Clear Your Clutter… with a Clothes Basket

posted by Andrea | 01/9/2012 | 4 comments

As you can probably imagine, January and February are busy months for anyone involved in the “organizing industry”. Just think about how many people made a New Year’s resolution or goal to “get more organized” this year!

And even though I’m normally quite organized, I find myself with an even stronger urge to purge at the beginning of a new year. If you’ve had this same urge lately, I’ve got a really SIMPLE tip that always seems to help me get rid of even more stuff around our house.

Organizing a Baby Nursery

posted by Andrea | 12/8/2011 | 2 comments

Due to the recent birth of our baby girl, I recruited a handful of amazing moms to share their motherly advice with all of us!

Today, Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie — and mother of 3 — is talking about how to organize a nursery and all those adorable little baby clothes, toys, and accessories.

How To Help Kids STAY Organized

posted by Andrea | 09/26/2011 | 16 comments

Over the years, I’ve helped lots of busy moms organize their homes, offices, lives, schedules, purses, cars, closets, pantries, basements, garages, and pretty much anything else you can think of. I love working with them, I love seeing the progress we make, and I really love it when they are able to implement and tweak my suggestions to fit their own families and lives.
However, one question I’m asked over and over again is… How can we help our kids to stay organized?

22 Ways to Get More Organized in 10 Minutes or Less

posted by Andrea | 08/25/2011 | 1 comment

source: alexkerhead I hate wasting time! So I’m always on the lookout for quick organizing projects to tackle when I have a few extra minutes here and there. I’ve even started timing some of my daily tasks, and found that I could accomplish many of them in 10 minutes or less! After thinking about these 10-minute tasks, I realized that by completing one every day for a year, I would tally up over 60 hours of organizing — pretty impressive! So what can YOU […]

Simple Tips to get Organized for Fall

posted by Andrea | 08/23/2011 | 9 comments

It’s THAT time of year again. Ready or not, the lazy summer days will soon be replaced by a more structured, back-to-school schedule. And even though the transition from summer to fall can be a stressful time of year for many families, the change is manageable if you take some time to simplify and organize a few key areas of your home and life. 1. Clothes Fall is a great time to declutter closets – both your closet and your […]