It's that time of year when we set resolutions and goals to clean and organize everything in our home and life. Especially after the year that we just had! So, I have compiled a list of the best organizing books to get you started on the right track to getting your home in tip-top shape in no time. It's funny how even though we just spent months stuck at home, our homes are more cluttered … [Read more...]
Organizing Your Life
Our "Organizing your life" category contains posts geared toward helping you get your home and life better organized.
I will include everything from organizing physical things such as how to make your bill paying easier.
How about filing paperwork. That can be a chore. And trying to find what your looking for is a hassle. But not if your paperwork is organized in a way that makes sense to you. I will share tips and tricks to make these chores easier. Check out my post about how to set up a filing system.
Using a planner is a great way to keep you on track for getting all of your must do's done. I will share products and techniques I use to help me get things done.
And lastly, I will bring you through the art of organizing all the spaces in your home. One of my favorite things to do! Really
Over and over I vowed that this was the year I was going to improve my holiday decoration storage. But I was always in a hurry to get my house back to the pre-holiday state. … [Read more...]
Are you not using Pinterest because it's too much work? Or, are you not using Pinterest because your not a designer and your worried you can't make beautiful pins on your own? Maybe you do use Pinterest, but you can't keep up with all of the changes they keep rolling out. Well, fret no more! Tailwind just introduced a whole new game changer called Tailwind Create for Pinterest and it is … [Read more...]
So, how do you organize paint supplies and why would you want to know this? Does this scenario sound familiar?... You decide to touch up some scratches on your wall. Easy enough, right? You head on over to the garage for the leftover paint, but what you find is a room full of random paint cans. You have no idea which one you need. Some are not labeled, some are rusted shut, and some are dried … [Read more...]
Getting your house ready for winter is no easy task. There are a lot of chores you need to do regularly to keep your home in good shape. But fall is a time when home maintenance is very important. You'll want your home in tip-top shape before the winter sets in, especially if you have snow and ice. So, here is a fall home maintenance checklist to help you get things done! … [Read more...]
Learning how to declutter is just as much a psychological thing as it is a physical thing. Case in point... I had an organizing client who had been diagnosed with O.C.D. and because of this it was very difficult for her to change her habits. … [Read more...]
Learn how to get organized in 5 minutes? I have to be one of the most organized people you know. (Although I have been slacking a bit lately.) In fact everyone tells me that I'm a little OCD. I'm pretty sure I was born like that, but I've surely picked up some habits along the way. These habits, which are normal for me, are not how most people live day-to-day. But by … [Read more...]
If you are hosting a gathering this year then it's time to organize your dining room for the holidays. I love the holidays but I don't always love all the work it takes to get ready for them. This is why I try to break down chores into manageable chunks and not wait until the last-minute. This week it's time to get the dining room organized. I'm pretty organized anyway, but … [Read more...]
Welcome to cleaning and oganizing your fridge and freezer. I don't know about you but I look at all those perfectly clean and organzized fridges on Pinterest and I long for mine to look just like them! Below I will take you step by step to get the organized fridge you've dreamed of. … [Read more...]
Having clean and organized cabinets will not only make you feel better when you look at how beautiful it looks, but it will also make your life easier. Just imagine being able to open the cabinet and see exactly what you have and what you need in just a glance. … [Read more...]
The idea for the Excel DIY Family Calendar came to me when I was wondering how moms today manage to keep track of all of their kids activities. They are always on the go. So when I learned how to make my own calendar in Excel I new this would be a great way to organize all of those activities into one easy to read calendar. Actually this would be great for anyone who needs to … [Read more...]
A family organizing center can be a lifesaver. How many of you have a place in your home, usually right inside the door, where everything from school papers, mail, shoes, keys, toys, and even your pet’s stuff end up in a big heaping pile? And let me guess, you can never find anything you’re looking for? And you’re always running late? Sound familiar? You need a family organizing center! … [Read more...]
Setting up a filing system at home can be a little confusing. What do I keep? What do I file this under? Where did I put that? Setting up a filing system the right way can save you time and frustration when looking for that important paper that you need. Just imagine going to your filing cabinet, opening the drawer, and finding exactly what you were looking … [Read more...]
Paying bills is not a chore any of us want to do, but it is one that we must do. A great first step is making sure you know how to organize you bills so they get paid on time and help you keep good records for tax time. Not to mention the time you will save paying your bills because everything will be where you need it, saving you time searching for that one bill you need. And the … [Read more...]