Organizing

Clutter-Free Forever

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Have you ever toured an older home and marveled at the lack of closet space?  If you've considered buying one of these vintage abodes, it may have even given you pause, or perhaps even have been the reason you ultimately turned away.  Where on earth would you keep all your stuff? Even in newer homes [...]

The 40 Hanger Closet

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Maybe it's a girl thing, or maybe it is just a "me" thing, but when my closet is organized, my life just feels a little less chaotic.   Despite my best efforts, there are simply times where life gets hectic and it is easier to close the door than to keep it tidy.  Thus, I [...]

Just Call Me Superwoman {4 Simple Rules for Managing Your Time}

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 I woke up this past Monday ready to start my week with a bang.  I  had spent the weekend getting caught up after last week’s trip, and by 8am I had already finished my work for the day, returned several neglected emails, handed in a writing assignment, tidied my house, put in a load of [...]

Organize Your Bathroom {Day 13}

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This is the thirteenth day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.  *   *   * There is no room I dread cleaning more than the bathroom.  Ugh!  It’s not really the daily cleaning [...]

Organize Your Bedroom Closet {Day 12}

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This is the twelfth day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.  *   *   * We've only got 2 days left of cleaning projects and then we are going to move on to [...]

Why I took my kids’ toys away {& why they won’t get them back}

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As some of you already know, I've been on a mission this year to simplify my family's life and rid ourselves of excess.  Over the course of the past nine months I have probably given away about 75 percent of my girls' toys, keeping only the items that I felt encouraged their imagination and that [...]

Why I Make My Bed {10 Reasons I Keep My House Clean}

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A couple of months ago, when I launched ProjectSimplify365.com, I posted a list of "simple rules" that I wanted my family to live by.  Funnily enough, the one thing people commented on more than any other was a line I honestly hadn't thought twice about including: Make your bed every day.  (Get the free download here) [...]

A New Year, A Fresh Start {Welcome 2012}

Happy New Year! The past few weeks have been so fun and productive and relaxing and all-around wonderful that as I now finally sit down at my computer to get back to work, it is not without more than a little reluctance and some major feet-dragging. I needed some time to focus on my family [...]

10 Thrifty Ideas for Getting Organized

How to Organize Cords and Cables

I am headed off to NYC (for the first time EVER!) this morning to attend Save Up '11 with my fellow Savings.com DealPros. Can I just tell you how excited I am?  Tomorrow all 50 of us will be posting our unique Savings Stories on our respective blogs, so be sure to come back and [...]

A Little Organization {in an Otherwise Chaotic World}

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Life has been a little hectic lately. I feel beyond blessed that this little blogging project of mine has taken off, and I honestly couldn't ask for a better job.  I LOVE waking up in the morning to a day full of writing & finding hot coupons & helping others save.   I look forward [...]

5 Simple Strategies For Staying Organized

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If you are anything like me, the concept of home organization is a journey, not a destination. Over the years, I have bought lots of books on the subject, some better than others.  (For the record, in my opinion the hands-down best, most life changing book on organization I have read thus far is The [...]

10 Tips for Getting More Done Every Single Day

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I have a confession. The list of things I want and need to do is always much longer than the list of things I actually accomplish.  I can't do it all.  I wish I could.  I am constantly striving.  But at the end of the day, I'm usually just a girl who drops more balls [...]

The Snowball Effect

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Remember this? It is the armoire I planned to organize as one of my monthly goals, way back in September. And then again in October.  And November.  And December.  Until finally  in January I just stopped making monthly goals. It used to be our "home office" and it looked like this inside: Then we started [...]

Controlling Kid Chaos

The older I get, the more of a neat freak I become.  This is most unfortunate because kids are messy.  Really messy.  It would've been so much easier if I could've started neat and learned to relax by the time I had kids.  But I can't.  I love my kids, but I hate the messes [...]