Organized Entryway

Organized Entryway Checklist

What makes for an organized entryway? One that welcomes you home or sends you easily out into the world. Because some people have a formal foyer and others enter through their garage, where and how we come into the house and what our entryways can or should include varies. Whether you have an entry closet Read More

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Get Organized for the New Year with SMART Goals

So, it’s January 2nd, the day after many of us write our resolutions for how to make this year better than the last one. One of the most common resolutions on many people’s lists is to get organized. At the end of the year, getting organized is often still on the list, possibly with some new bins Read More

Canvas Pocket Organizers for Any Area

Canvas pocket organizers are one of my favorite organizing tools. You can use them in any closet for things you might never have imagined! You’re probably thinking shoes or sweaters. Those are definitely the most typical uses and canvas organizers are great for those, but they work to help organize entryways, kids’ rooms, craft supplies, Read More

Organized kids' bedroom

Teach Kids to Be Organized This Summer

Summer offers both challenges and opportunities for helping teach kids to be organized. Last week I wrote about how to create a Summer Fun Board  that will mean your kids have more fun than they could ever write about in a “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay. You can do more this summer than plan Read More

Organized picture books

Organize Picture Books for Kids

Wrangling books is hard for kids. Why? The books are heavy. They tip. Bookcases have long rows of things that little hands have a hard time balancing. All this to say, typical bookcases can be hard for kids. Besides the coordination involved, beginning readers have difficulty picking out titles in a long line of books. Read More

Spice Drawer

Create a Spice Drawer to Organize Your Spices

Organize your spices to make your kitchen easier to use. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have $20,000 to remodel your kitchen to have organized kitchen cabinets and drawers. In fact, one of the most inexpensive and easy to accomplish organizing projects in the kitchen is to create a spice drawer. Why would Read More

Organized Children's Playroom

7 Tips to Teach Kids to Clean Up

Why don’t kids want to clean up? For so many reasons, many of which are really good ones. Understanding their objections makes it easier to teach kids to clean up. Why Kids Don’t Like to Clean Cleaning up makes things harder to find. When toys are on the floor, kids can find and play with them. Read More

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Use Pinterest to Organize Nine Ways

I recently discovered an amazing tool for working with my organizing clients: Pinterest group boards.  If you’re not doing it already, use Pinterest to organize. Whether you’re currently working on an organizing or design project or you’re making a wish list for the future, I highly recommend that you add Pinterest to your planning tools. Read More