Monday, September 29, 2014

31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Do you put off organizing until you can afford to buy organizing products that you see in magazines, on Pinterest, or on blogs?

Well I'm here to tell you that getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!  In fact, you CAN organize your home very inexpensively, or even without spending any money at all.  Sound too good to be true?

All through October I'm going to prove to you that you can get organized without a lot of money out of pocket.  This series is called 31 {Cheap & Easy} DIY Organizers.

Just like 31 Days of Organizing Tips and 31 Days of Easy Decluttering, I'll be posting every day for the whole month.  Each day will have a different idea to help you get organized and examples of ways you can do it.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Organizing Ideas for the Weekend: Decluttering Clothes




Happy Friday!  Time for another organizing idea for your weekend!

I've been helping clients declutter their clothing and I thought I'd share some tips to help you declutter your clothing this weekend!

It's the perfect time to do it because you're probably switching your seasonal wardrobe around now anyway.  Don't store clothing for the next 6-8 months that you didn't wear this season.  Or that you have extras of.  Purge now!  You can even purge some of the clothing for the coming season that you don't like or that doesn't fit or that you have extras of.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

365 Items in 365 Days Challenge: August and September Update




How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 266th day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 266 items by now.  But don't worry if you've just started.  Just jump in!  And now is a great time to declutter now that the days are getting cooler and your family is spending more time indoors. 

Today I'll be sharing what I've been decluttering since my last update.  By doing these monthly updates I hope to give you ideas of things you can purge from your home.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Creating Fall Routines So You Don't Get Overwhelmed




Well, it's happened.  Summer holidays are over and school has started.  Notice I didn't say "summer" is over.  It's not.  Even though it feels like fall here today, summer doesn't officially end until next week and I for one plan to enjoy every little bit of it I can still :)  It's going to be warm, sunny, and even humid this weekend so I'm not putting away our summer clothes and sandals yet!

But, despite what the calendar tells me, it is definitely fall because school has started.  And with fall comes new activities, goals and routines.  September is kind of like January in that it's a new year.  Whether you have kids or not, the school year is a sort of reset.  A fresh start.  A good time to establish new habits.

It's also a very busy time as various activities, clubs, lessons, and sports start up again.  It can be overwhelming if you're not organized.

Routines help keep you organized and reduce that overwhelming feeling when you get really busy.

Today I want to share some of the ways we're getting organized for fall in our home and give you tips to help you set up a fall routine as well.

Friday, September 12, 2014

How Being Organized Helped Us Get the Most Out of Summer




Sometimes organizing and summer don't go together.  Everyone likes the lazy days of summer right?  Why organize your lives and have routines or schedules?  Why make plans? 

I know it's already back-to-school time, and I've got a post coming next week outlining some tips for getting organized this fall.  But before I do that, I wanted to look back on our summer and share how being organized helped us to get the most of the season, even though it wasn't what we expected at the beginning.