Storage

How We Store It

posted by Andrea | 04/11/2014 | 18 comments
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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.

Managing Virtual Clutter

posted by Andrea | 02/21/2014 | 22 comments
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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.

Living Simply With Lots of Extra Space

posted by Andrea | 02/7/2014 | 36 comments
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Over the last few years of sharing pictures of our home and yard, I’ve received many emails from readers asking how we organize all the extra spaces we currently aren’t using on a daily basis — and not just let them get all cluttered up with junk.

So today, I’m sharing some tips that have been helpful for us as we’ve tried to live simply despite our extra space.

Why I Almost Never Buy Storage Containers

posted by Andrea | 01/10/2014 | 20 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.

You see, I almost never buy storage containers — and today, I’m sharing why… as well as some of my thoughts on various storage containers.

Our Filing Cabinet Downsize, Upgrade, and Makeover

posted by Andrea | 12/9/2013 | 23 comments
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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!

How I Organize The Area Under Our Sink

posted by Andrea | 09/30/2013 | 23 comments
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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!

Everything In Its Place: New Garage Organization with Monkey Bars

posted by Andrea | 09/10/2013 | 26 comments
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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!

Our Garage Makeover – From Drab to Fab With Monkey Bars!

posted by Andrea | 09/4/2013 | 34 comments
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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!

4 Reasons I Purged Almost All Our Baby Clothes

posted by Andrea | 07/17/2013 | 72 comments
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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.

The Dish on Our Dishes

posted by Andrea | 06/20/2013 | 35 comments
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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!

EXPIRED Birthday Giveaway: Go-Organize $100 Gift Certificate

posted by Andrea | 06/14/2013 | 791 comments
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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!!

5 Choices When You’re Short on Space

posted by Andrea | 04/22/2013 | 19 comments
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Since it’s the time of year when we’re all trying to clean up and declutter our homes and lives, I thought I would share my thoughts about 5 choices you have when you’re short on space.

If you’re feeling short on space (and slightly overwhelmed), try one of these ideas and just get started.

Just Call Me the Bag Lady

posted by Andrea | 04/10/2013 | 32 comments
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As a work-from-home mom, I wear a lot of different “hats” every single day — I’m certain most of you can relate! And over the past several months, I’ve noticed that each of my different hats requires a different bag.

I know it might seem crazy for a ‘simple living’ person to have so many different bags, but each one serves a purpose and I’ve found that multiple bags is the key to successfully wearing multiple hats. Today, I’m sharing my FAVORITE bags with you!

10 Excuses We Make to Keep Our Clutter

posted by Andrea | 03/11/2013 | 41 comments
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When it comes to the clutter in our homes and lives, it’s often much easier to make excuse after excuse, listing all the reasons it might actually be best to KEEP our clutter than to actually make work of getting rid of those things we no longer need, use, want, or love.

Sound familiar? If you’ve been making excuses to keep your clutter, I hope that today’s post might be the “wake-up call” that motivates and encourages you to clear some of the clutter from your home and life!

My REAL, Usable, Organized, Unpretty Pantry

posted by Andrea | 03/1/2013 | 36 comments
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I’ve been reading a lot about pantry organization lately — and seeing loads of glamorous “designer pantries” {as I call them} plastered all over Pinterest. These pantries are fun to look at, but I have to question how functional and practical they really are — especially for busy families with children.

Today, I’m sharing pictures of our pantry — and although it IS organized, I’m hoping we’re not the only kitchen with an unpretty pantry!

How I Store and Organize All Our Baby Clothes

posted by Andrea | 02/25/2013 | 35 comments
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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.

Our Memory Boxes

posted by Andrea | 02/14/2013 | 14 comments
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Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fitting to share how I organize our Memory Boxes — yes, believe it or not, we DO have 2 Memory Boxes!

Want to see what we keep in our Memory Boxes? Keep reading…

A Different Perspective on ALL Our Stuff

posted by Andrea | 02/7/2013 | 26 comments
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Consider how you might feel with less stuff to store, less stuff to organize, less stuff to clean around, less stuff to buy, and less stuff to think/worry about. Then consider how much of your stuff you truly NEED.

Today I’m sharing a different perspective on all our STUFF… and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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!

Home and Office Clutter-Busting Tips

posted by Andrea | 01/23/2013 | 2 comments
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January is all about cleaning, decluttering, simplifying, and starting “fresh” for the New Year ahead.
Because of this, I’m sharing 3 guest posts I wrote this past month — all about these “fun” topics :)