Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 2: Planning Gifts {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}

Are you overwhelmed with all the gifts you need to buy in the next few weeks?  Today I'm sharing tips to help you plan out what you are going to buy for each person on your list!  If you shop early you'll avoid some of the crowds and be able to enjoy yourself during the holidays.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You Spoke and I'm Listening!

Thank you all so much for taking time to complete my blog survey last week!  I've had a lot of fun reading your responses and seeing the patterns and trends.

Before we get to that though, it's time to see who won the giveaway! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day 1: Planning for Christmas {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}

Do you get overwhelmed during November and December?  Do you get to the end of Christmas Day and you're exhausted and wonder if it was all worth it?  There's shopping, baking, wrapping, card-writing, cooking, and decorating.  All in the midst of parties, gatherings, and celebrations with everyone and anyone you've had contact with all year!  It's a lot to juggle.  And it can easily become overwhelming.

But it doesn't have to be that way.  With some advance planning and organizing, you can simplify the holidays and get things done earlier, so you can breathe and actually enjoy this festive season.  Doesn't that sound good?

To help you do that, I'm going to be writing a series called 12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays.  Each of the 12 posts will focus on one aspect of being organized for this special time of year.  I'll spread the posts out over the next 6 weeks, with an average of 2 posts per week.

Each post will have practical tasks you can to get organized.  If you've already completed those tasks {good for you!!}, feel free to do something else that's overwhelming you.  If you haven't checked these items off your to-do list yet, then spend some time working on them so you won't have to do everything all at once at the end.

OK, so now that I've told you about the series, let's get to today's post!  I'm going to kick this series off with some tips to help you plan out the next few weeks.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Gift Giving Organizing Ideas Galore!

I'm so excited to be included in this month's Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!  It's my first time contributing and I can't wait to read all the other posts.

What is the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival?  I'm glad you asked!  It's a monthly blog post that professional organizers contribute to.  Each month is a different theme and includes posts related to that topic from a bunch of professional organizers.  It's a great place to find advice, ideas, and tips for the theme of the month.

This month is all about Holiday Gift Giving.  Perfect timing so you can start getting your holiday gifts and wrapping supplies organized.  And there are several posts on clutter-free gifts too!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We Did It! So Can You! {Fall edition}

Do you have clutter in your home but don't know where to start purging?  Do you feel like you don't have enough time to declutter?  Have you seen all the 365 Items in 365 Days posts and thought "I really should do that", but you keep putting it off?

You're not alone!  But you also don't need to stay in your paralyzed state.  You CAN declutter!  And to prove it I want to share some stories of people Just. Like. You. 

Welcome back to the "We Did It! So Can You!" series.  This series is about real people decluttering their homes, one day at a time!  Busy people, with too much stuff, who decided to take the plunge and purge.

It's been awhile since I posted the first post in the We Did It! So Can You! series.  Too many other things to blog about!  But I want to get back to sharing some of the success stories from the 365 Items in 365 Days series.

Ready to be inspired?!