10 Weeks To An Organized Move: Week 6 – Purging, Selling & Staging

10 Weeks to an Organized Move: Week 6: Purging, Selling & Staging | Organize 365

Ok, the clock is ticking and the countdown to your move is speeding up. Now that we have a place for all your to-do lists and papers you might need during the move, and have color coded your boxes, it's time to get your house ready to sell. The amount of time you have and the income you need from your items will determine the pace at which you go through the following 3 phases of getting your … [Read more...]

Organizing Kid’s Toys In Bedrooms

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This is the 4th in a 5-part series for girls 7-17. Each post in this series will also have a podcast. You can listen to the podcast right here in this post or download it to your phone or iTouch. In the podcast, I can share SO much more with you than what you read here. Click here to see ALL the Kid's Bedroom Organization Posts. This week is all about your toys, hobbies and … [Read more...]

IDLE 6: Stuffed Animals

IDLE 6: Stuffed Animals | Organize 365

This week on the IDLE podcast, I'm talking about stuffed animals. So, let's walk through the IDLE process and investigate how to create your mindset for how you deal with stuffed animals. 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 stuffed animals. Step 2: Decide Next, we need to actually make the … [Read more...]

How To Declutter Stuffed Animals & Toys

90 Bags in 9 Weeks: Week 1- Stuffed Animals & Toys | Organize 365

Week 1 - How To Declutter Stuffed Animals Shoot. I forgot to make sure you were near someone with a defibrillator before I sprung that one on you! I'm telling you... Stuffed animals are NOT easy for some people to declutter. My daughter only has one left, but my son won't let any go. That's ok. Stuffed animals are like pictures. You remember who gave them to you, when, why, how you felt, … [Read more...]

How To Decorate Teenage Bedrooms

How to Decorate Teenage Bedrooms | Organize 365

Last summer, I wanted to know how to decorate teenage bedrooms since both of mine were now teens. I LOVE to redecorate my kid's rooms. As a child, I would CONSTANTLY reorganize the furniture in my room. My mom re-wallpapered my room a few different times and I LOVED it! When we moved into our home 19 years ago, I set out to organize and decorate each space. And a few, like the kitchen, have … [Read more...]

How To Decide What School Papers To Keep

MANY mothers I asked have saved EVERY. SINGLE. PIECE of paper their child has brought home from school. Here's how to decide what to keep. | Organize 365

I have so much fun taking kids' school work and putting it into binders. Last year, I had the pleasure of taking over 100 bins of memorabilia and putting them into binders. Every. Single. Spelling test. Phonics paper. Math worksheet. And Newsletter had been saved. I was surprised, but then I started asking around. And MANY, MANY mothers I asked had saved EVERY. SINGLE. PIECE of paper … [Read more...]

10 Weeks To An Organized Move: Week 5 – Creating A Portable Home Office

Creating a Portable Home Office During a Move | Organize 365

Last summer, I had 3 clients move. ALL of them had anywhere from a few weeks to a few months in temporary housing during their move. One of those clients who has a home based business asked me how to keep her home office organized and running while she was being tossed from house to house. Well, I'm here to tell you that creating a portable home office will save your sanity during a … [Read more...]

Bedroom Study & Work Space For Kids

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This is the third in a 5-part series for girls 7-17. Each post in this series will also have a podcast. You can listen to the podcast right here in this post or download it to your phone or iTouch. In the podcast, I can share SO much more with you than what you read here so you will definitely want to listen. Click here to see ALL the Kid's Bedroom Organization Posts. Week … [Read more...]

Hazardous Waste Disposal

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There is no way around it. Getting organized and maintaining that order is WORK. More work than I care to admit. Sure, I save tons of time by being organized, but I resent having to spend any of that time maintaining the order. It’s like I want the order to magically sustain itself. Once you get going in this “getting organized” groove, you will come across some organizational roadblocks … [Read more...]

Creative Craft Storage

Creative Craft Storage | Organize 365

Today, I'm sharing how we organized the kids' art supplies when they were little. I love to scrapbook on my bed at night, and the kids like to do arts and crafts on the kitchen table. However, piles of craft supplies strewn about the house are not a welcoming sight! To solve this messy dilemma, I searched for furniture for my bedroom and kitchen that would house our family's … [Read more...]

Display Solutions For Kids’ Artwork

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School has just let out {or is about to} for many this week. As I was beginning to organize my kids' papers and pictures for this past school year, I found some old pictures of how we used to display their artwork. Kids love to create, but what do you do with all the creations? Our family solution is bulletin boards. I bought two large bulletin boards, one for each of my children. I painted … [Read more...]

10 Weeks To An Organized Move: Week 4 – Organizing Errands & To Do Lists

10 Weeks to an Organized Move: Week 4: Organizing Errands & To Do Lists | Organize 365

In the months leading up to your move, you will have more "to do" and errand lists than ever before. And while I love a good old fashioned paper list, looking for that list is the last thing you will have time for. There are 2 apps that I love for list making. Both of these lists can be color-coded... and you know I love that! The first list app is the reminders app that came installed on my … [Read more...]

Clothing Organization For Kids

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This is the second in a 5-part series for girls 7-17. Learning the skills of organizing your bedroom is so much more important than just making your mom happy. I want you to think of your bedroom like it is your apartment. It is your very own space inside your parent's home. You don't need to worry about paying rent or utilities, but it is yours to take care of and organize. Each post … [Read more...]

Get Your Kids Cooking & Using Lists!

Get Your Kids Cooking | Organize 365

Note: These posts were originally written a few years ago and... IT WORKED! Using these lists and a toaster oven, my kids DID learn to cook! Here are the original posts ... This summer, I shared that one of my goals was to invest more time in teaching my kiddos adult skills like ordering at a restaurant, carrying money, shopping, budgeting, etc. One of those skills is cooking, but I'm not … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways To Organize A Boy’s Bedroom

5 Easy Ways to Organize a Boy's Bedroom | Organize 365

Snakes and snails, and puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of. And just might be what you find when you start organizing their bedrooms! Boys collect unique stuff. It's especially unique to the female moms who attempt to help them organize that "stuff." While a girl will spend days with you organizing her room, your time is limited with your little man. You need a clear … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways To Organize A Girl’s Bedroom

5 Easy Ways to Organize a Girls Bedroom

Sugar and Spice, and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Yes. And makeup, and jewelry, and art projects, and books, and clothes, and… Does walking into your daughter’s room make you want to walk back out again? It probably does to her, too. I have had some of the best conversations spending the day with my kids organizing their bedrooms. I view my kids’ rooms as their … [Read more...]

10 Weeks To An Organized Move: Week 3 – Moving Supplies

10 Weeks to an Organized Move: Week 3: Moving Supplies | Organize 365

  I’ve had quite a few friends move in the last few years. So, I’ve been thinking about how I would move if I ever did again. It is very overwhelming to have all of those brown boxes staring you in the face and not knowing what’s inside each and every one of them. And while I don’t think you need to go overboard with labeling or creating a whole notebook full of what’s inside every box, … [Read more...]

Kid Bedroom Organization: Step 1 – The Basics

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This is the first post in a 5-part series for girls 7-17. Learning the skills of organizing your bedroom is so much more important than just making your mom happy. I want you to think of your bedroom like it is your apartment. It is your very own space inside your parent's home. You don't need to worry about paying rent or utilities, but it is yours to take care of and … [Read more...]

How To Recycle Old TVs, Computers & Appliances

Where do I get rid of old TVs?

How To Recycle Old TVs, Computers & Appliances Donation is definitely on the top of my list for all of these electronics. We have been very lucky to find people who want our old television sets. But what do you do when no one wants your “stuff?" And how do you get some of these BIG bulky items out of here? Junk King Junk King is a great resource to pay to come and take all of … [Read more...]

How To Store Kid’s School Papers

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How to store my kids' school papers had been on my to-do list for years. One spring, I took them ALL and miraculously made these binders in ONE girl's night out at Archivers. The first step was to buy 2 D-ring binders. These are 1.5 inches thick. Then, I scoured the store for stable girl and boy scrapbook paper for the covers. I LOVE how this locker paper looks cut up and put in the … [Read more...]