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You Asked, I Answered: Should I Hire a Professional Organizer?

posted by Andrea | 11/4/2013 | 9 comments
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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!

Thirty-One Gifts Online Party

posted by Andrea | 01/25/2013 | 6 comments
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I’m switching things up a bit this weekend and posting my “normal” Weekend Giveaway tomorrow… because today, I’m hosting a fun Thirty-One Gifts online party!

I have a bunch of Thirty-One products and I really like how practical and functional they are. So if you’re in the market for some new bags, organizing products, or just a few gifts, come check out the special January offers!

Craigslist 101: 3 Tips To Sell Your Items ASAP

posted by Andrea | 10/16/2012 | 21 comments
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I get lots of questions from readers who are having trouble selling things on Craigslist in a timely fashion. Sometimes they say it takes them weeks and months to sell one small item — and in my opinion, that’s just not worth the time and effort.

If you’re wondering how to sell your stuff ASAP, I’m sharing three tips that have been helping me to sell my items FAST (usually in less than 48 hours!)

One-Week Sale on my Favorite Organizing Bags

posted by Andrea | 06/11/2012 | 17 comments
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Normally, I choose not to “clutter up” my blog with special deals and discounts, but since this bag is honestly one of my favorite, favorite things {and it’s an amazing deal} I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with you.

If you’re interested in a great organizing tool at a fabulous price, click through to read more.

Simple Uses for Extra Envelopes

posted by Andrea | 02/4/2012 | 11 comments
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I don’t know about you, but we get all kinds of extra envelopes in the mail via credit card offers, donation requests, or for bills that we pay online. I’ve done everything I can to “opt-out”, unsubscribe, and sign up for paperless statements… but the envelopes still come!

I have a few creative uses for these extra envelopes, but I’m wondering if you have any to add to my list??

Weekend Giveaway: Fun Travel Accessories {3 winners!}

posted by Andrea | 11/18/2011 | 142 comments
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Since the holiday season is RIGHT around the corner… and since I know many of you will be traveling over the next 6 weeks, I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to Flight 001 and a few of their amazing travel products that will really help to simplify your holiday travels this year!

I’ve been enjoying these products for awhile now, and only thought it was fair to give 3 lucky readers a chance to win a fun Flight 001 travel prize pack that will help you organize all the many things you need to pack!

Purse Clutter Revisited and Cool New Products!

posted by Andrea | 10/25/2011 | 12 comments
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Over a year ago I showed you everything that was in my purse. And while I’m still using the exact same purse, the contents have changed a bit… and would you believe that it’s even MORE organized!

Yup, I just recently came across a new company, Invite L, and they specialize in really classy organizing products and tools {so of course I fell instantly in love with them!}

Weekend Giveaway: Unger Cleaning & Organizing Tools

posted by Andrea | 09/2/2011 | 131 comments

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Laura: laura.reed17@… I will email you to get your shipping information! It’s Labor Day weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with a fun giveaway that will help you to get a little bit more organized! Yesterday, I showed you our garage makeover and mentioned that the long weekend might be just the time to tackle one of the bigger projects on your to-do list. We used A LOT of elbow grease to […]

Clutter Rehab 101 Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 07/21/2011 | 82 comments

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Kim: howellfarm@… I will email you today to get your shipping information! Here is Kim’s simple organizing tip — LOVE IT! Each year I create a folder on my computer with the school year. I then scan all the artwork and projects my kids bring home. At the end of the year I can make a picture album. As you may have guessed by now, I’m a pretty big fan of simple, […]

Craigslist 101: What You Need to Get Started

posted by Andrea | 07/8/2011 | 4 comments

source: I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from the first few posts in my Craigslist 101 Series; but I’ve also received even more questions! One of the questions I’ve gotten a few times is, “What do I need to get started selling my stuff on Craigslsit?” My answer is, “Not Much!” That is the beauty of Craigslsit! What You Need to Get Started:: 1. TIME: If you don’t have the time to post your items, the time to respond to emails and questions, […]

Birthday Giveaway #16: “Thirty-One” Organizing Bags

posted by Andrea | 06/16/2011 | 424 comments

Welcome to my Huge Birthday Giveaway Celebration!! Instead of receiving gifts this year, I’ve decided to give YOU an opportunity to win a bunch of awesome products I currently use and love.  I’ve partnered with 26 amazing companies to offer 26 different giveaways for my 26th birthday. There will be multiple giveaways every day from June 13-18 — so make sure you come back! You will be able to find all 26 Birthday Week Giveaways here — just keep scrolling down to view them […]

Bouncing Back After a Long Weekend

posted by Andrea | 05/31/2011 | 3 comments

source I often find that after a long, Holiday weekend away from my “regular routine”, it’s more difficult for me to buckle down and get back on track. Can you relate? Dave and I got SO much accomplished this weekend and crossed a bunch of things off our very long to-do lists. However, this morning, I just wanted to keep painting and working on different house projects because that’s way more fun than my normal routine! It’s so easy to […]

Blogging Conference, Organizing Bags, and a Baby Bump

posted by Andrea | 05/21/2011 | 17 comments

This weekend I’m attending and speaking at Gleek Retreat — a blogging conference right here in West Michigan — and I’m so excited for everything I’m going to learn and for all the amazing blogging friends I’ll FINALLY get to meet “in real life”. I’ll share more about the blogging conference next week, but I just wanted to show you the fun new organizing utility tote bag I got from my cousin {and it’s PERFECT for this conference}   Not only […]

D.I.Y. Junk Mail Removal

posted by Andrea | 02/16/2011 | 9 comments

According to 41pounds.org, the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail every year! Can you believe that? My first thought was that 41 pounds seems like an awful lot of junk mail…but after collecting all our junk mail for the past several weeks, I would now say I completely agree! We have gotten SO much junk mail lately {see picture above} I can’t stand it. Our influx of junk mail is partially because we not only get our junk mail, but also the […]

How Donation Centers Use Your Cast-Offs

posted by Andrea | 02/11/2011 | comment

How many times have you stopped by your local donation center to drop off a bag {or 12} of your unneeded items? Probably more times than you can remember, right? Each time you declutter, you have to bring your unwanted stuff somewhere…so where do you bring it? I hear a lot of negative talk about the larger donation centers; and while I personally try to bring our donations to locally based charities, I don’t have anything against these “big-box” donation […]

Christmas Storage Solution + Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 12/28/2010 | 115 comments

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. A winner has been chosen and notified. Christmas Day has come and gone; and if you’re like me, you’ll be taking down your Christmas tree and packing up all your fun holiday ornaments with in the next week or so. It’s a sad day…but it has to be done. For me, this day involves putting my ornaments in a big cardboard box and hoping they don’t break as I try to shove them all […]

Organize Your Holiday Receipts

posted by Andrea | 11/30/2010 | 9 comments

How many gifts have you purchased this holiday season? I’m guessing some of you are already finished with your holiday shopping, while others don’t even realize that Christmas is only 25 days away! Wherever you fall in that spectrum, you are bound to end up with a pile of receipts that will probably turn into a jumbled mess at the bottom of your purse, in your car, in an array of shopping bags, or in the trash. Then when it’s time to return […]

Organizing on a Budget

posted by Andrea | 11/29/2010 | 12 comments

Are you in the process of getting organized or thinking about your next organizing project? Great!!! First things first, you need a plan — and a budget. And from my experience, the plan comes quite easily; it’s the budget that can sometimes hold me back! Can you relate? Recently, I’ve received several emails asking for simple ways to get organized on a budget — it looks like you CAN relate! So fortunately, I’m not only organized but also very frugal and have a […]

Purse Organizers + Giveaway!

posted by Andrea | 10/27/2010 | 74 comments

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Tracy — please contact me to claim your prize! I carry a big,  slouchy bag-type purse – which is great for carrying LOTS of stuff, but it can get really disorganized if I don’t make an effort to keep it organized. Oh, and I have a few fun purse organizers that help me to keep everything in order! I’m a big fan of ALL organizing products —  but purse organizers are some of […]

Clutter-Free Gift Wrap — 90 Days and Counting

posted by Andrea | 09/25/2010 | 3 comments

Don’t you just love looking through magazines and seeing gorgeous pictures of perfectly organized spaces like this amazing Gift Wrapping Station featured in Country Home Magazine?? Talk about eye candy! Photo: Country Living OK, so maybe your gift wrap isn’t so creatively organized — {but isn’t it lovely!} I suppose it wouldn’t be difficult to create a gift wrapping station like this; however, it would require that you have an extra room {or at least a spare wall} in your home — and I know […]

Quick Tip: Buy Containers Last

posted by Andrea | 09/9/2010 | 2 comments

I get lots of emails, comments, and questions from readers and clients asking what type of storage containers they should buy for their organizing project. Now, you all know I LOVE fun storage containers, however, my answer to this question is… “Don’t by ANY storage containers until your project is finished.” Sorry if that upsets you…but here’s why: You don’t know what storage containers you’ll need until the END of your project. There is no use wasting time and money […]

Favorite IKEA Products

posted by Andrea | 09/6/2010 | 72 comments

One of my most Frequently Asked Questions is, “What are your favorite organizing products and tools?” I’m not sure I have a single all-time favorite product {although I do love baskets} but this past weekend, Dave and I went to IKEA for the day. Now I remember why I LOVE that store — they have so many great storage solutions! I wanted to buy everything in the store, but I have pretty good self control {and a really small car} […]