Storage

5 Choices When You’re Short on Space

posted by Andrea | 03/29/2016 | 23 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.

A Different Perspective on ALL Our Stuff

posted by Andrea | 02/19/2016 | 53 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!

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 | 34 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!)

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!!

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.

How I Store, Organize, and Track our Gift Cards

posted by Andrea | 04/7/2015 | 25 comments
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Dave and I always have a good amount of gift cards to various places around town… some of which we buy ourselves during the special holiday gift card sales and promotions!

I have a super simple method to keep track of all our cards… and I’m sharing that today. It’s a method I’ve been using for about 10 years and I’ve never ONCE lost or misplaced or forgot about a gift card — so it works!!

Go-Organize.com Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 03/19/2015 | 6 comments
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With the first official day of Spring just hours away, I figured many of us would be interested in a giveaway that will help us to better organize our homes!

Come enter to win a couple $50 gift cards from Go-Organize.com!!

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 | 24 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.

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 | 75 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!!

22 Tips to Get Organized for Spring

posted by Andrea | 04/12/2013 | 18 comments

It’s almost spring — which means warmer weather, pretty flowers, busy schedules, AND spring organizing! While I try to keep things pretty organized all year long, there’s just something about spring that pushes me into high gear and motivates me to organize and purge everything! If you’re feeling the same way, here are 22 simple ideas to get you started! 1. Initiate monthly purges. This list is not in any specific order; however, I did put Monthly Purges first for […]

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!