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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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

I use errand days to streamline my days.

  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

IDLE 7: Batteries - Identify, Decide, Locate or Let Go, Evaluate | Organize 365

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...]

Pinterest Weekly Roundup – Shed & Storage Unit 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 36 – Organizing The Shed

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There are just 4 more weeks in the 40 Weeks 1 Whole House Organizing Challenge! You can do it! I have never tackled organizing the shed. I think it is because that is where the lawn mower is. And out of sight is out of mind. And I didn't want to. But now that I got rid of the kids' bikes that were too small, and the lawn mower is now a tractor in the garage, it was time to deal with … [Read more...]

I’m Gonna Pop Some Tags… No More MOM Jeans For Me!

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I’m Gonna Pop Some Tags…no more MOM jeans for me! I am firmly in my 40's now and so much more comfortable in my own skin and with my choices. This post was written as I was turning 40 and just discovering my new style... I’m not really sure where I got my fashion sense. Pretty much if it is warm and comfortable, I like it. I love velour. Turtlenecks are like clothing that gives … [Read more...]

Pinterest Weekly Round Up – Garage Organization Part 2

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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 35 – Organizing Garage Cabinets

Garage Organization - Week 35 - 40 Weeks 1 WHOLE House Challenge

I remember when we moved into our home 20 years ago. I dreamed of one day remodeling our kitchen. My dreams came true and we used our old kitchen cabinets in our garage organization plans. I love having a nice long counter in the garage to put things on. It rarely looks this clean, but I love it when it does!! Having this 10 foot drop zone in our garage really helps keep the inside of our … [Read more...]

40 Weeks 1 Whole House: Week 40 – Trading Backpacks For Flip Flops

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Ok, I am SUPER embarrassed to admit this... You know how on the last day of school you just want to dump your stuff, put on a swimsuit, and head to the pool? Well, we do that each year. And I usually go through those backpacks a few days later. Well, two years ago, I didn't go through the backpacks until right before our trip to the beach at the end of July! That's not the worst … [Read more...]

Helping You Add Minutes To Your Day: Part 5 – Use Visual Checklists

Visual checklists can help you add minutes to your day.

Tip number 5: Use Visual Checklists Lists are a great way to "remember" everything, but not have to use your valuable working memory space to do it! I like to take things a step further and create visual checklists.   I love my Makeup Manager. It holds all my different make ups, hair supplies and morning necessities, including my son's medicine! Every morning before I leave … [Read more...]

A Garage Makeover

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  Here is one of my very first garage organization sessions as a professional organizer in 2012. :) What does your garage look like? At the first signs of spring, many people look at their garage with fresh eyes and wonder how to tackle the garage. While ANY home space can get out of hand quickly, the garage is almost designed to become a mess! We hurry to and from many … [Read more...]

Pinterest Weekly Round Up – Garage 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 34 – Organizing Garage Walls

Garage Organization - Week 34 - 40 Weeks 1 WHOLE House Challenge

The garage is such a massive organization undertaking. Over the winter, it fills up with everything you don't know what to do with. So everything you touch needs to have a decision made... UGH! Spring has sprung and it is time to start organizing garage walls! Over the years, I have purged enough that the center of our garage is easily straightened. This spring, I am tackling the … [Read more...]

Helping You Add Minutes To Your Day: Part 4 – Fold Laundry At Night

Folding laundry at night will help you add minutes to your day.

  Tip number 4: Fold your laundry at night. I am definitely a morning person. By 7 pm, I am DONE! It's a standing joke that by 8 pm, I am in my hot bath. One night, we had the family out at a friend's house until 10 pm. Our neighbor was seriously going to call the police. We had NEVER been out past 8 pm. You should all feel for my kiddos! It's true. We are home at night. It was a … [Read more...]