Summer Schedule

Summer is the perfect time to learn and explore with your kids. Here is a schedule that fit a multitude of activities that are enjoyable and fun for your children and family. Lazy Monday: Take it easy and relax! Watch a movie, play in the backyard, play with blocks, color, just do something easy. Take a Trip Tuesday: Visit a museum. Take a trip to the zoo. Walk to the…

Sell Your Stuff

Sell Your Stuff A move is one reason to sell things, but if you aren’t moving selling your items is a great way to declutter your home. There are many avenues in which you can sell your items. How you go about selling your items depends on what the item is and if you are willing to ship. Different items should be sold in different ways, especially if you would…

Easy Pantry Organization

Having an organized and easily accessible pantry is the best way to keep track of what you have on hand and what you need to restock. Being able to see at a glance what you have available to eat or cook makes mealtime all that much easier. Here are a few ideas to get your pantry organized quickly and inexpensively. Blank Slate Before being able to effectively organize you must…

Helpful Tips to Make your Move Easier

Declutter Your Home– Get rid of things you no longer need or that no longer serve a purpose in your home. Give, sell, or throw away as many items as possible. This will save you time packing, moving and unpacking things that you do not need. Pack According to New Location- Pack items that will be placed together in your new home so that everything can be located easily and…

Taking your Garage Back

Garages are often the first place to collect junk. They are big open spaces that you do not have to look at or walk over every day. They are easy targets for items that would not fit in the closet, things you do not want to throw away, or anything else that does not have a set place in the home. However, garage organization does not have to be difficult…

Staging your Home for the Summer Season

If you are selling your home, you may find that you are competing for potential buyers in your area. Staging helps to enhance your home’s strengths while making its weaknesses less noticeable. Some reasons to stage your home before a move are: • Homes typically sell for more money • Considered well-maintained • Online photos will stand out • Less time on the market The rooms that make the most…

Jumpstart your organizing goals with mini-steps

Every new year, millions of people resolve to get organized. In fact, this is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions; and with good reason, as becoming organized can also help you meet some of your other goals, such as getting fit, losing weight, and enjoying life more fully with family and friends. Essentially, decreasing clutter increases your energy levels and motivation, and decreases your risk for depression and…

Get Organized for Taxes

Tax time means time to get your paperwork organized. Whether you are doing your own taxes or having a tax preparer do it, the process still requires that you go through all of your paperwork and get it organized. Being disorganized means you miss deductions or expenses, paying the IRS more of your hard earned money than you need to. Here are three easy steps to make sure you take…

Laundry Room Organization

Simple Ways to Take Control of Your Laundry and Linens

Happy February! We’re kicking off the Simplify Challenge’s final week by helping you organize two areas that often go hand-in-hand – Your laundry room and linen closet. Although doing laundry might not be the most romantic of tasks, it is nonetheless a necessary one we often do for those we love. This utilitarian chore is much easier if your space is organized and de-cluttered. You’ll maximize your efficiency and also save…

organize your linen closet

Organize Your Linen Closet

Do you have more linens than you’ll ever use? Many of us have this same problem, causing our linen storage areas to get cluttered and disorganized. Finding what you need becomes an impossible chore, generating frustrating and wasting time. Let’s banish these everyday woes and make changing the sheets a more bearable task again! PURGE – Grab a large garbage bag or two in which you can put sheets you…