Monday, August 18, 2014

When Life Happens: A Professional Organizer's Messy Home

Do you get overwhelmed at times when things get busy and you can't keep up?  You're in a hurry in the morning so dishes are left in the sink.  You rush home and drop what's in your arms at the door.  Things pile up to deal with "later".

Usually you you can stay on top of things, but there are those periods when it's hard to keep up.

Life happens to all of us.  Including professional organizers.

I've mentioned several times this summer that I have a few clients that I'm doing a lot of work for, including one who had to declutter and organize her whole home to prepare to sell it.  I love my job but I've been working so much this summer that I'm not keeping up at my home.

I've been rushing out the door in the morning to drop my kids of at day camps or grandparents' homes, working long days, picking the kids up, quickly getting dinner ready, and then racing out to baseball practices or games or other activities most evenings.  By the time we're all home and the kids are in bed, I'm pooped out and need to recharge before doing it all over again.

One of the drawbacks of helping others declutter and organize their homes is that I end up being too tired sometimes to deal with our home.  I'm not always as busy as I've been lately, but now that I've got a few weeks without clients, I need to take back my house!  I looked around my house this morning and this is what I saw.

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Family Goals {Free Printable}

Happy August 1st!  Summer is flying by at breakneck speeds.  I hope you're finding time to enjoy yourself before the busy-ness of the fall season!

It's the beginning of a new month and that means a Monthly Family Goals printable for you!

Back to School Printable Organizing Bundle Sale!

Back to School Printable Bundle

The stores are full of back-to-school sales and my inbox is full of reminders that school is starting soon.  My kids don't go back for a month, but I know many of you have kids going back in the next few weeks.  

I know it's hard to get back into a routine, and those first few weeks of school can be overwhelming for everyone (kids and parents!).  Wouldn't it be great to be organized this fall?

Well to help you out with that, I've teamed up with some of my favourite bloggers to promote this amazing bundle of back to school organizing printables!  These are all NEW printables (never included in any previous bundles) and they are all geared to help you get and stay organized this school year!

This post contains all the details so keep reading to check out all the awesome ways you can go from overwhelmed to organized this fall :)

[Update: Sorry, this bundle is no longer available.]

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

365 Items in 365 Days Challenge: July Update

How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 210th day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 210 items by now.  But don't worry if you've just started.  Just jump in!  And now is a great time to declutter before summer ends and the fall schedules kick in.

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.