Turning Clutter Into Cash

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How To Turn Your Clutter Into Cash Many people have trouble decluttering because they see their clutter as piles of cash that they have spent.  I know that I am less of an impulse shopper now that I have given away items that I had to have but then never used. Decluttering is humbling. You realize you have more than you need and often wish you could have a "do over" and get that money … [Read more...]

How To Dispose Of Medicine

How To Dispose Of Medicine | Organize 365

Medicine disposal, particularly what to do with unused or expired prescriptions, is quite a conundrum. I thought it was as easy as going to your local police station or pharmacy and dropping off these unneeded items, but I was wrong. This medicine has been in my house since last spring when I told a client I would drop it off for her. It is just expired Tylenol, but there is a LOT of … [Read more...]

Girl’s Bedroom Vanity

Girl's Bedroom Vanity | Organize 365

I've shared with you before how I completely redecorated our kids' bathroom. Today, I am going to share how and why I made Abby a bedroom vanity. The biggest thing I have learned about organizing is that if you don't really think and plan HOW you are going to use the space, it doesn't matter how great it looks when you are done organizing... it is going to become a mess again. SO I really … [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...]

How To Declutter Stuffed Animals & Toys

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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...]

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 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

How To Recycle Old TVs, Computers & Appliances

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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...]

Disposing of Paint

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Today, let's talk about disposing of paint. Our county has a hazardous waste program during the summer months where I can drop off any paint or chemicals I want to get rid of.  Now, you might not have that, the timing might be off, or you aren't reading this post in the summer. No worries! These paint hardener packets from Home Depot are amazing. Carol found them a few months ago and we now … [Read more...]

Pinterest Weekly Round Up – Home Organization Maintenance

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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...]

100 Day Home Organization Challenge FAQ

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It is SO much fun for me to see all of you joining and having immediate success in the 100 Day Home Organization Challenge! Today, I want to address some of the most frequently asked questions I am getting about the challenge and announce a few new perks! Can we try a FREE week of the 100 Day Challenge? Yes. Originally, I planned on launching the Organization 101 FREE weekly course as a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]