Since I am regularly asked about how I handle kids’ clothing (specifically hand-me-downs) I thought the back-to-school time would be a perfect time to share the questions that help me control the amount of clothing my kids have without being super minimalistic or feeling like I have to do laundry every other day.
And I’d love to know how YOU handle hand-me-downs as well!
Over the course of my life, I can not even begin to count how many times I’ve heard someone “complain” or bemoan their lack of storage space… but you know as well as I know that SPACE is not their main issue.
In my experience, the more space you have, the more stuff you’ll fill it with — unless of course, you set SPACE LIMITS!
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.
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!
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!
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!)
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!!
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!!