Storage

How I Organize The Area Under Our Sink

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

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

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

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 | 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.

The Dish on Our Dishes

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

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

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

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 | 43 comments

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 | 40 comments

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 | 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.

Our Memory Boxes

posted by Andrea | 02/14/2013 | 17 comments

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…

Thirty-One Gifts Online Party

posted by Andrea | 01/25/2013 | 6 comments

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 | 7 comments

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 🙂

Christmas Storage + A Tour of All Our Basement Storage

posted by Andrea | 01/8/2013 | 32 comments

As I was packing up our Christmas decorations I thought, “I bet people would like to see some pictures of our basement and how I store our extra stuff.”

So, for those of you who’d like to see what the basement of a 120 year old farmhouse (with a cray organizer living upstairs) looks like… here you go!

My Clever Gift Wrap Storage

posted by Andrea | 01/3/2013 | 10 comments

One of the “mini projects” I worked on over Christmas break was reorganizing all of our gift wrapping supplies.

It was a really quick project and I’m thrilled with how our re-purposed computer armoire is now the PERFECT storage solution for our gift wrap!

Bag-In-Bag — Special Christmas Sale!

posted by Andrea | 11/20/2012 | 26 comments

To celebrate Christmas, invite.L is offering either the Red or Green bag-in-bag for a special discounted rate — with free shipping! The offer is only for Simple Organized Living readers and it’s only good for one week.

Happy Shopping!

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!