Archive of ‘Organization’ category

Confessions of a Reloader

I’m going to confess something crazy to you, my dear readers. If you haven’t already figured out that I have a few quirky obsessive traits, this one will clinch it for you. Ready? {Insert me taking a deep breath.} I am a dishwasher reloader. I will open up the dishwasher, spy some dishes in the […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: 5 minutes to sorted laundry

Would you like to save 15-30 minutes every time you do laundry? Do you spend time sorting laundry into piles before you can actually throw them into the wash? What if I told you I don’t have any piles on my laundry room floor, nor do I spend time sorting the laundry? It’s true. So […] Read more…

Organizing Photos: Creating Photo Books

This bright orange box appeared in the mail on Friday and I’m so excited! It’s one of my favorite things to open. Why? I created a digital photo book of our spring break trip to Mexico. Amazingly, Shutterfly seems to know when to send me the perfect coupon: The day we returned home, I received […] Read more…

Clear the Kitchen Pile

One of the things that drives me crazy is a messy kitchen counter. When the kids come home from school, their backpacks are emptied and their school stuff ends up on the island. The husband comes home and the mail ends up in a pile by the phone. Ack! And there it sits: the inevitable […] Read more…

{Sweet Escape!} Packing Tips

At the top of my bucket list? Some day, I hope to live where others vacation. Most of my friends know that while I have lived in Minnesota my entire life, I hate winter. I am a true summer-loving gal who loves hot weather, the sun on my back and the sand in my toes. […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Recycling plastic bags

Yes, I admit it. I have a bag full of bags. Those ubiquitous plastic things with handles that accumulate in my pantry every time I go to the store. {I know, I know, I could end all the madness by carrying reusable totes in my car, but my organization level must stop there, for my […] Read more…

Organized cooking {with friends}: freezer style

I’m all about trying to make life a little smarter and simpler. Shortly after I had my daughter, now 10, I joined a freezer cooking co-op with my friend Tracie. This is the perfect solution for most everyone: those of us who hate to cook, those who love to cook, those who are busy, those […] Read more…

DIY Lego Table

I’m always looking for great storage ideas. The playroom is no exception. We have a bonus room over our garage that makes a perfect play space. This room has transitioned over time as my kids have outgrown toys, and today, it’s mainly used for knee hockey. However, my son was an avid Lego builder. As […] Read more…

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