Category Archives for "Homekeeping and Organizing"

February 13, 2018

8 Helpful Cleaning Tips for Insanely Busy People

Want a clean house, but work full time? Or maybe you're crazy busy! These cleaning tips and hacks for busy people will help you keep your house clean in the time you have available. #cleaning #hacks #organized

Keeping a house clean while working full-time is challenging.  These helpful cleaning tips for busy people will allow you to commit to cleaning and get the job done in the time you have available.

The flowery chime roared into my ears at 5:15 in the morning, sucking me out of a comfortable slumber.  Sure, I had technically slept in an hour later than I do the rest of the week.  But still.  This was my one day off, and I was exhausted after my usual 60-hour work week.

I turned off the exuberant alarm on my phone, closed my eyes, and willed myself back to bed.  But it was no use.  Thoughts of my neglected toilets, cluttered living room, and cat hair-covered furniture tortured me as I drifted in that netherworld between wake and sleep.

Yes, it was no use.  I had to get up and clean my house.

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Organizing Fundamentals: 9 Helpful Tools for Organization

A successful organizing project starts with the right tools for organization. Learn essential organizing tools, plus simple tips and tricks to make the best use of each organizing tool! #organizing #organization #organizinghacks

Organizing projects are easier and less stressful with the right tools for organization will make an organizing project easier and less stressful.  Learn the must-have tools for organization, tools that are nice to have, plus some organizing tips and tricks.

Before you start organizing, you need to get organized.  That makes no sense, right?

What I really mean is, organizing is more efficient and less stressful when you have the right tools within arm’s reach.

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How to Start Organizing Your Home: A Simple Plan

Want to start the home organization process, but not sure where or how? This simple tutorial is filled with tips and ideas on how to start organizing your home. It also includes free printables to help you declutter and get organized! #declutter #organizing

Figuring out how to start organizing your home can be overwhelming.  This simple plan will help you find a starting point, and break getting organized into easy, bite-sized chunks.

At some point, you stopped noticing it.  You’d walked by it so many times, it stopped registering in your mind and became part of the landscape, like blades of grass.

You could feel it, though.  Still can.

It permeates your mornings, where you flail around for that missing earring and claw for something presentable to wear.

It’s turned dinnertime into a circus, where you shove aside 5 cans of (probably expired) green beans in a frenzied effort find the makings of a decent meal in your overflowing pantry.

Visits from friends and family cause your cheeks to flush hot with embarrassment as soon as you open the door.  You stopped noticing it long ago, but they didn’t.

This insidious thing called clutter is overtaking your home and your life, but you don’t know where to start.

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October 10, 2017

How to Choose Organizing Containers

Choosing the right organizing containers is vital to keeping your home organized. Plastic containers, woven or fabric containers, and lids can make or break organization in your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. Here are some tips and good ideas for choosing the right containers for the right space, based on your habits and routines.

Pinterest envy.

You’ve felt it before.  Scrolling through your Pinterest feed, you stop momentarily on a pin of a beautiful kitchen, with perfect rows of chic baskets cradling the owner’s perfectly-organized kitchen tools.

You run to Target, drop some change on adorable baskets, get them all set up in your kitchen.

And they’re a wreck a week later.

I just can’t stay organized,” you tell yourself.  But you’re wrong.

By making just one little change, you can keep your home organized consistently.

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October 3, 2017

Dos and Don’ts for a Clutter-Free Home

Looking for tips to create a clutter-free home? Struggling to keep up with your home organization? These do's and don'ts will help you organize and declutter your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, closet, and your whole home.

No matter how many times you organize your home, you’re always tripping over clutter.  Why??  For the love of whatever, why can’t you keep a clutter-free home?

Look, it happens to most of us at some point in our lives.  The good news is that you can break the cycle of a chronically cluttered home.  Here is a list of do’s and don’ts to help you get – and keep – a clutter-free home.

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September 19, 2017

How to Keep Small Spaces Organized

Have a closet, drawer, or cabinet in your home that's always disorganized? Learn how to get and keep small spaces organized in just a few steps. These easy tips are great for organizing the closet, bathroom, or kitchen.

 

We all have that one cabinet, closet, or drawer in our home.  You know, the one that you throw yourself in front of when a guest reaches to open it.  You’re so adamant that they keep it closed, they probably think you’ve stuffed a dismembered corpse inside.

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to be embarrassed by that junk drawer?  That entry closet?  That bathroom cabinet?  With an organizational system and a little discipline, you can keep small spaces organized in your home.

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Be Prepared for Anything at Work: The Ultimate Guide

Has a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail ever derailed your workday? These tips will give you lots of ideas of products and supplies to keep on hand so you'll be prepared for anything at work.

Do you ever have those moments at work where a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail threatens to derail your day?

  • You spilled coffee all over your dress, and the assistant regional something-or-other is visiting the office today.
  • You got to work, only to realize you forgot to brush your teeth.
  • You’re due to give a presentation in 10 minutes, and you’re so nervous that you’re pitting out your blouse.

Don’t let these events throw you off your game and ruin your day.  Stock your desk with some supplies in advance, and you’ll be prepared for anything at work.

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Three Simple Strategies to Conquer Wrinkled Laundry

Wondering how to remove wrinkles from clothes and get laundry under control? Learn how to remove laundry from the dryer and avoid wrinkles with these 3 laundry hacks!

A bulging laundry basket heaped high with clean, but hopelessly wrinkled clothes.

Or worse…

Clean laundry that has been sitting wrinkled in the dryer since 5 Friends reruns ago.

Are these common sights in your household?

Fear not.

Messy-looking, wrinkled laundry doesn’t have to be a reality. With some easy tweaks to your routine, you can have clean, wrinkle-free clothing every time. Today, I’m bringing you 3 super-simple strategies that I use to get my laundry out of the dryer and keep it wrinkle-free – even when I don’t always have time to fold it and put it away!

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