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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? I make “ONE clip.” After I purged all extraneous papers from the backpacks, I was left with these events for the beginning weeks of school. First I reply, send in the monies […]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: WEEK 1: Kitchen Paper

40 Weeks - 1 Whole House: Week 1 - Kitchen Paper Goal | Organize 365

This is YOUR year to FINALLY get organized! Last time I tackled organizing my whole house, I was tired, overwhelmed and BUSY! At the end, I HAD touched Every. Single. Thing. in my house, but was it necessary? This time around we are going to go through the whole house, but with a different twist… […]

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine | Organize 365

I am a morning person. I wake up READY to go! I have so many ideas, goals and plans. I am like  jet engine approaching take off, but the tower has delayed my flight for 40 minutes. The reason from my delay? Kids. For years, I have spent my mornings frustrated, hurrying the kids along […]

40 Weeks – 1 Whole House: Week 14 – Meal Planning

The goal for week 14 of 40 Weeks 1 Whole House is to make a menu plan! | Organize 365

Since we are organizing the kitchen, we might as well talk about organizing your meal planning. Honestly, I am the last one to give advice on this one!! Here are a few things I DO know about meal planning. 1. Meal planning saves time. There is no doubt about it. When I have a list […]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 13: Organizing Kitchen Drawers


I am often called in to help organize a kitchen when literally every drawer has become a junk drawer. Drawers are awesome, and for the first 10 years in this house, our kitchen only had a few. So, when I redesigned our kitchen, I added drawers! I actually only have one more drawer than I […]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 12: Organizing Kitchen Cabinets

40 Weeks - 1 Whole House: Week 12 Goal - Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets One By One | Organize 365

This week, we are organizing kitchen cabinets. Some of my cabinets are just fine. Like those with dishes in them . Others could use some help. Can you relate? This is the week to open each cabinet one by one and get them organized. If you have the time and motivation, you can even take […]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 11: Organizing Food

Growing up my mom would pull all the left over food out of the fridge and serve "refrigerator review" for dinner. Read more food organization ideas...

When I was growing up, my mom would pull all the leftover food out of the fridge and serve “refrigerator review” for dinner. It was a great way to use up our leftovers and clean out the refrigerator. This is the week to take an inventory of what food you have and clean out the […]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 10 – Kitchen Counters and Zones

40 Weeks - 1 Whole House: Week 10 Goal - Take Everything Off Your Kitchen Counters and Give Them a Good Scrub | Organize 365

Thanksgiving is three weeks away! Whether you are having the big meal at your home or traveling, now is the time of year where many delicious family favorite treats are made. Even I use my kitchen a lot between now and January 1. I will make pumpkin bread, mashed potatoes and a full turkey at […]

My NEW Favorite Calendar

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So you know how I LOVE my Google Calendar – right? But there are scheduling tasks that I still do on paper calendars, too, and I can’t wait to show you my new favorite calendar! The first task is our family calendar that I post on our refrigerator right above the kids’ ONE clips. And the […]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 3: Organize Your Weekly Lunches

40 Weeks - 1 Whole House: Week 3 Goal - Plan out lunches for yourself and your family | Organize 365

  This week I am going to share with you how to streamline and organize your families weekly lunches. Kids’ Lunches First, do you have a kid friendly snack station in your kitchen or pantry? Do you have a lunch packing station? Having everything you need in one spot saves SO much time! Creating a […]