Pinterest Weekly Round Up – Errand Organization

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There is nothing like drooling over beautifully organized spaces. A crisp fresh new organizing magazine, a cup of hot steamy coffee and a quiet morning curled up on the couch equals heaven! However, I have come to terms with the fact that I am a functional organizer. My home is organized, homey and lived in. I have stopped striving for perfection and am content with “picked up.” But there is … [Read more...]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 39 – Organizing Errands

Errand Organization - Week 39 - 40 Weeks 1 WHOLE House Challenge

Welcome to my home away from home... my car. In my frustration this year, I made a list of ALL the things hubby and I do WEEKLY to keep this house running. It's insane and totals 30 hours!! That's a post in itself! Errands eat up a ton of time, so I try to bulk schedule my errands and do them all in one day. Part of organizing your home is having a plan for when you can deliver, get … [Read more...]

10 Weeks To An Organized Move: Week 1 – Defining Your Dream Home

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I remember when we moved into our home almost 20 years ago. I was so excited to be a Mrs. and to have a home of our own. When Greg said it was time that we start looking for a home, I immediately set out and made a list of all the things I would want in my dream home. I hit the jackpot and got everything I wanted. You can see the complete tour of our home in these posts. The House … [Read more...]

Organization 101

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Where do I START organizing? That's the number one question I get asked as a professional organizer. And while that is a loaded question with multiple "right" answers, I have decided to start all of my clients with a simple system I call The Sunday Basket. It's not magic, and you don't have to use a basket... any bag or box will do. You see, organization is a way of living, and "being … [Read more...]

Budgeting & Beauty

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My Hair and Makeup Budget I have sat down and analyzed the numbers in our budget many times over the past decade. And in every instance, we were spending more than we were making. As I mentioned in my last post, many of those expenses were items for our children that I felt were necessary to prepare them for their future... and I was willing to go into debt to do that. For the first time in … [Read more...]

Our Money Envelope System

Our Money Envelope System | Organize 365

I have looked at money envelope systems for years... mostly just to buy the systems, not to actually use them. I used this template to make my own envelopes about four years ago from scrapbook paper that I already had. They were really super cute. Then a few years ago, I bought these two coupon clutches from 31. They are what I currently use for coupons and money. And I knew that … [Read more...]

My SUPER “To-Do” List

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I have been stuck in technology purgatory for the past month. My email, laptop, and Facebook accounts have all conspired against me! My normally productive days have been filled with labored work and worry. When I had a day to devote to "working," I was so lost I didn't know where to even begin. I have the additional challenge of being a master multitasker. If one job is good, aren't 10 … [Read more...]

Pinterest Weekly Round Up – To Do List Organization

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There is nothing like drooling over beautifully organized spaces. A crisp fresh new organizing magazine, a cup of hot steamy coffee and a quiet morning curled up on the couch equals heaven! However, I have come to terms with the fact that I am a functional organizer. My home is organized, homey and lived in. I have stopped striving for perfection and am content with “picked up.” But there is … [Read more...]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 38 – Organizing Schedules & To-Do Lists

To Do List Organization - Week 38 - 40 Weeks 1 WHOLE House Challenge

At this time of year, there are 2 kinds of mamas... Those that are ready for the lazy, relaxed days of summer, and those that cringe at the lack of structure and order ahead. Guess which one I am! No matter where you are on the scheduling pendulum, we can all agree a family calendar and working to-do list make things a little easier. I have shared with you how I use a Google … [Read more...]

10 Steps To Email Inbox ZERO: Step 10

10 Steps to Email Inbox ZERO: Step 10 - Blogger Tips | Organize 365

Week 1: Unroll.me unsubscribed you from all the newsletters you no longer read. Week 2: Bills in your Inbox took care of the important money items in your inbox. Week 3: Eliminating Social Media notifications could be another BIG WIN for you in taking back control of your inbox. Week 4: Adding the Gmail Send and Archive Button. Week 5: Print out email. Week 6: Managing Group … [Read more...]

The GET Organized In 100 Days Challenge is HERE!

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If you woke up tomorrow and your WHOLE HOUSE was ORGANIZED, what would that look like? Close your eyes and imagine.  How would you spend your time if you were no longer spending the 55 minutes a day the average person spends LOOKING for things? How much LESS STRESS would you have if everything had a place and things were put away? What passions would you have time to pursue if you … [Read more...]

Why Amazon Is My #1 Online Store

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As I struggle to grow a business AND be a mom, I find myself looking to save TIME everywhere I can.  Over the last few years, I have really embraced technology and the time it can save you once you learn how to use it! I started my technology transition with moving to a Google calendar. Next, I bought an iPhone I really started to get organized and save time by using apps. It's … [Read more...]

3 Speed Cleaning Tips When Organizing Your Home

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This post is sponsored by Bounty, the Quicker Picker Upper. Nothing feels better than a clean and organized space. Every time I empty out a cabinet or drawer to organize it, I also clean it with a wet paper towel. Over the years, I have tried many different brands of paper towels and nothing compares to Bounty. Bounty is 2X more absorbent vs. the leading ordinary brand so you can clean up … [Read more...]

How To Pretty Up Binders

How To Pretty Up Binders | Organize 365

I LOVE binders. Since my challenge to you yesterday was to go through your paper files and binders, I thought I would show you how I spruce mine up with scrapbook paper. You can buy scrapbook paper by the sheet at Hobby Lobby, Michael's Craft Store, or Jo-Ann Fabrics. You will need 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper to make your binder pretty. Using a pencil, lay your paper on top of your … [Read more...]

Pinterest Weekly Round Up – Home Organization Binder

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There is nothing like drooling over beautifully organized spaces. A crisp fresh new organizing magazine, a cup of hot steamy coffee and a quiet morning curled up on the couch equals heaven! However, I have come to terms with the fact that I am a functional organizer. My home is organized, homey and lived in. I have stopped striving for perfection and am content with “picked up.” But there is … [Read more...]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 37 – Making a Home Organization Binder

Home Organization Binder - Week 37 - 40 Weeks 1 WHOLE House Challenge

Managing a home is a full-time job. House repairs, maintenance, landscaping, painting, cleaning, and organizing a home take a lot of time! All of our home paperwork and information is kept in this home organization binder. When we moved into our home 19 years ago, we were DINKs... Dual Income No Kids. I had a grand time redecorating and working on our house. Over the years, I have … [Read more...]

10 Steps To Email Inbox ZERO: Step 9

10 Steps to Email Inbox ZERO: Step 9 - My Email Workflow | Organize 365

Week 1: Unroll.me unsubscribed you from all the newsletters you no longer read. Week 2: Bills in your Inbox took care of the important money items in your inbox. Week 3: Eliminating Social Media notifications could be another BIG WIN for you in taking back control of your inbox. Week 4: Adding the Gmail Send and Archive Button. Week 5: Print out email. Week 6: Managing Group … [Read more...]

Mom Binders

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  Happy almost Mother's Day! A few years ago, one of our client's commissioned our team to turn her 6 children's school papers into school binders. Before: After:     You can read the post about How to Create Kid's School Binders here. Along with over 100 bins of school papers, I found these MOM bins. So as a surprise, we made MOM her own … [Read more...]

Helping You Add Minutes To Your Day: Part 7 – Have An Errand Day

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  Tip number 7: Have an Errand Day. I know I have blogged about having an errand day before. However, it is seriously one of the best time maximizing strategies I use. So, here are some new photos and thoughts on designating an errand day. First, I make a master list of all the places I need to go and what I need to get or take when I am there. All of this goes in a clear … [Read more...]

IDLE 7: Batteries

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This week on the IDLE podcast, I'm talking about batteries. So, let's walk through the IDLE process and investigate how to create your mindset for how you deal with batteries. Step 1: Identify First, we need to identify what item of clutter we want to change your mindset for.  This week, we are talking about batteries. Step 2: Decide Next, we need to actually make the decision of … [Read more...]