The Organize 365 APP Is Here!

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The Organize 365 APP is LIVE! Download from iTunes Download from Android I'm SO excited to tell you all about it. The pictures in this post match my description in the podcast. So you might want to listen as you scroll down. :) First of all, this APP is NOT a substitute for the Organize 365 blog. This organization app is designed to help you organize your entire home in 40 weeks using … [Read more...]

The 40 Week School Year Organization Challenge

40 Weeks - Whole House: Week 2 - Planners & Calendars | Organize 365

This is YOUR year. You CAN get your WHOLE house ORGANIZED! Welcome to the 40 Weeks 1 Whole House Challenge! Every August when the kids go back to school, I start a 40 week home organization challenge. Organizing your home is a skill that can be learned! Together we can all get our homes organized. You have likely found this page after the challenge has started. That is OK! Just jump in … [Read more...]

Food

Why I hate cooking

  I talked about it in this Organizing Halloween Post. It's why I asked how long you keep your kids' Halloween candy in my Facebook group. I started working toward a plan in the early Fall of 2014,  and of course, bit off more than I could literally chew. :) Oh my! Who lets me do these grandiose projects? I made baked beans from SCRATCH. Can you say C.R.A.Z.Y.?! And I … [Read more...]

7 Simple Ways To Organize Greeting Cards

7 simple ways to organize greeting cards

I am thrilled to welcome Kristin Sterk to the blog today.  She's sharing some great tips for how to organize greeting cards. Have you ever found yourself running to the store last minute, to pick up a birthday card so that you don't end up having to get a belated birthday card instead? Maybe you have found yourself staring at the stacks of cards you own, but wonder just which one would be … [Read more...]

The ONE Clip

One Clip

Today, I'm tackling the deluge of school papers. What do you do with all those notes, reminders, and "special" event papers for the school year? Listen to the podcast here: I make "ONE Clip." I use ONE magnetic ONE Clip for each of my kid's school papers for my daily paper organization system. After I purged all extraneous papers from the backpacks, I was left with these events … [Read more...]

If You Give A Mom A Day At Home…

my first day alone after a LONG summer

  If you give a mom a day at home, she’ll make a HUGE list of a million things she’ll want to get accomplished. Before the kids head off to school, she’ll throw a load of laundry in the machine to get a head start. The laundry will remind her that she needs to check her kids' floors for clothes. Once upstairs, she will remember she has a basket of things to be put away … [Read more...]

How To Listen To A Podcast

How To Listen To Podcasts

I remember the day I figured out how to listen to a podcast. It was shortly after I had bought my iPhone. I LOVE audio trainings, books, and speakers. I am a sponge for learning! After trying a few entrepreneurial podcasts, I stumbled across Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas. I was hooked. I did as I usually do and scrolled back to his very first podcast and listened to them all. Now, … [Read more...]

Start Here

Start Here! | Organize 365

This site is ALL about organizing your home.  As a professional organizer, I know how desperately you want to wave a magic wand and instantly have your home perfectly organized. I know, for myself, getting my home organized was a process. And I'm a professional organizer! There is no way around it. This process will take time. But YOU CAN DO IT! And I will make it easier and more … [Read more...]

10 Wildtree Freezer Meals

10 Wildtree Freezer Meals | Organize 365

Have I mentioned before that I am a terrible cook? It’s true. The greatest success I have had with getting dinner on the table is when I trick myself into thinking I am doing an organizational project with my food. Let me explain. Back when my kiddos were babies, the last thing I wanted to do during nap time was cook! So, to be able to use that time for my home-based business, I would make … [Read more...]

Sunday Basket Planning Printables

Save hours each week by planning out your weekly tasks using these FREE printables.

After writing out my Sunday Basket weekly checklist every single week for years, I finally decided to put it all into one document and share it with you to make your Sunday planning time easier. At the end of this post, you'll be able to download these planning printables for free. :-) Having all of your to-do's in one place makes it so much easier to check things off your list. After I go … [Read more...]

Preparing For High School Carpool

Preparing For High School Carpool | Organize 365

My car is a traveling dump. Can you relate? I just don't have the energy to constantly fight the messy one to keep the car tidy. Additionally, I don't vacuum as much as I once did. I haven't vacuumed out the car in 3 months. YUCK! Our car is 10 years old and has 164,000 miles. I plan on driving it another 3 years. And even though my kids are 15 and 16, NO ONE sits in the front … [Read more...]

31 Organizing Utility Tote

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I have had a love affair with bags since I was a child. There are so many colors and styles I love. At one point, I realized I was a bit over the top when I figured out I had 31 Thirty One bags. So when I announced I was a Thirty One Consultant in March 2014, no one was shocked. Now I LOVE bags, but I detest clutter, and the last thing I want is for someone to buy a bag and have it end up being … [Read more...]

How I “Relaxed” On Vacation

How I "Relaxed" on Vacation | Organize 365

Every year, our family goes to Florida to spend a week at the beach. Rough, I know. My husband grew up in Florida, and half of his family is still there. And the ones who aren't there, get there! {Because really, why would they all come to Ohio?!} Before we left, I asked for suggestions of how to "relax" because, you see, I don't know how. It's true. I have never been a good relaxer. When … [Read more...]

How To Create Morning And Evening Routines

How to Create Morning and Evening Routines | Organize 365

Perfecting my morning and evening routines is something I've been doing all my life. I think this stems from a desire to be as productive as possible. I have been reading a lot lately about the new research that shows anything you can make into a habit no longer causes you to use your decision making power for the day... which means you can get even more done in a day WITHOUT feeling like you … [Read more...]

The ULTIMATE Back To School Checklist

back to school checklist

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist - Click here to get my free printable It’s that time again. I love shopping for the kids' school supplies and checking each item off the list. I know I am sending the kids to school with exactly what they need. However, the rest of the month is a big guessing game for me in long term memory retrieval. When was the last time I had the kids' eyes checked? … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Easier Vacation Packing

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This summer while packing for vacation, I made daily Facebook live videos. Follow along and see how many of these tips you already do to make your vacation packing easier. 1. Keep a pre-packed bathroom bag for each family member. 2. Keep a written packing list from year to year. 3. Keep all pre-purchased vacation items in one location. 4. … [Read more...]

10 Weeks To An Organized Move: Week 10 – Red Boxes & Important Last Week To-Dos

10 Weeks to an Organized Move: Week 10: Red Boxes & Important Last Week To Dos | Organize 365

When I had you pick the colors to use when color-coding your packing, I asked you not to pick red. And the reason why is because the red box is the FIRST box you open in each room. Our team has unpacked many, many families, and unpacking boxes is like Christmas morning. You have no idea what you’re going to get in all these boxes. And as our clients run out of time, the boxes become more … [Read more...]

10 Weeks To An Organized Move: Week 9 – Planning Your Meals During A Move

10 Weeks to an Organized Move: Week 9: Planning Your Meals During a Move | Organize 365

Let’s just face it... there’s going to be a lot of fast food during the weeks leading up to and after you arrive at your new home. Many people suggest {and I agree} that you should use up what you have left in your home before you move if you have the time. You can keep a list of meals you can make on your phone in the "Reminders" app. However, some families I have unpacked have done … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Family’s Genealogy: Part 4

Step-by-step instructions for helping you become organized using the color-coded genealogy research filling system for Organizing Your Family's Genealogy. | Organize 365

Readers, today’s the day! It seems that Barry J. Ewell and I agree on a BIG TOPIC… that organizing your research findings is CRUCIAL… and organizing them in COLOR is the best way to proceed! Our methods may vary, but their result is the same… memories captured, cataloged and kept, ready to be enjoyed by current and future generations of family members eager to enjoy the fruits of all your … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Family’s Genealogy: Part 3

Over 100 resources covering the variety of digital topics needed for successfully Organizing Your Family's Genealogy. | Organize 365

Ready to go deeper?  We’ve enjoyed two sessions already with genealogy expert Barry Ewell, but he’s not done teaching us yet! The first session taught us WHERE to look for information and from whom to seek those stories that fill in the gaps of our family histories. The second session listed so many different sources in which we might glean just a little more.  Just reading the list of … [Read more...]