Posts Tagged ‘get organized’

Laundry blues: Cure for lost socks

My friend posted a picture of socks laying across her couch and a plea for help: “Un-partnered socks. I admit defeat. Who’s got a solution that does not involve safety pins?” You know the drill: Socks go into the laundry as pairs, but when they come out of the dryer, their mate is nowhere to […] Read more…

Turn Christmas Cards into Photo Keepsake

I’ve spent the past month excited to open the mail. Rather than just bills, magazines and junk mail, I open the much anticipated cards from family and friends near and far. I love seeing their smiling faces, enjoying how much their kids have grown, and reading the highlights from the year. I’ll bet you feel […] Read more…

Organizing School Keepsakes

If you have kids in school, you are all too familiar with the loads of paperwork your busy little students bring home. Starting with preschool and throughout elementary, the piles of papers, art, crafts and cute projects seem endless. {But really, how many turkey projects can they make?}  Now that I have a high schooler […] Read more…

Plan ahead: Christmas Cards

I don’t know what your philosophy is on decorating early for Christmas. There are definitely two camps: yay or nay. Some are heck ya, I’ll decorate now (my friend Karen in Utah already has her tree up!). Others are like me. Never, ever will I decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving — the day after […] Read more…

Master Closet Organization

Welcome to our master closet! Come on in! With all my posts about organization, I’ve never given you a peek behind the scenes into our own closet. My husband and I share a walk-in closet that is around 12×8; he has one side, I have the longer side {tee hee}. When we built our house, […] Read more…

Easy organizing: Making the best use of closet space

Want a quick 15-minute closet organizing project? Look around your closet, whether it’s a walk-in or standard space. Do you have any under-utilized space? The back of the door to a walk-in closet is prime real estate for adding a little organization and making the best use of every square inch of closet space. For […] Read more…

Organizing a home command center

We all have bills, junk mail, magazines, kids’ schoolwork, and other paperwork that comes through the door every day. We also have homeowner’s manuals, receipts, and other important documents we need to keep. What do you do with it all? If you don’t have a system in place, the steady stream of “paperwork” will totally […] Read more…

Project Basement Reno

Remember that huge basement mess I talked about last week? Well, now comes the fun part. For two months last spring, our basement went from an unfinished space to a fun entertaining area for our family and friends. Another result of my year of being intentional: freedom from clutter and becoming more hospitable. First, a […] Read more…