Staying Organized in the Summer

Summer can be a difficult time to get anything accomplished – it’s hot, your children are out of school, you have visitors from out of town – take your pick! The days seem unscheduled and it’s hard to make time for organizing. Here are some ways you can stay organized and have fun while doing it. 1. Evaluate your priorities. What’s most important to you this summer? Is it time with…

Going Paperless

Going paperless is one way to keep the paper clutter to a minimum. However, just scanning everything into your computer without organizing it can lead to computer clutter and an inability to find what you have scanned. These tips will help you create an organized paperless system on your computer. Only scan what you need. The biggest mistake people make when going paperless is just scanning every piece of paper…

Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

When the fresh light of spring starts shining in your windows, you can realize the house is looking a little drab. Time to freshen it up and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Air things out. If the weather allows, open up the windows and let some fresh air in. Declutter. Grab a donation bag or box and a trash bag. Go room to room removing items that you no longer need.…

Living Large in a Small Space

There are many reasons for downsizing. Maybe you have reached the age where you wish to have less to take care of and someone to take care of you. Limited finances can also cause one to look for a smaller space. Some also choose to downsize because they realize they don’t’ need all of the space they have and want to free up more time and for making memories and…

Create a Hub for Paperwork

Not everyone has the luxury of having a home office to deal with paperwork, but that is not entirely necessary. I find that those who have home offices do not always use them for sorting paperwork but tend to gravitate to a move convenient location like the kitchen counter top. You can create a paper management station in the kitchen, on a small desk or a small table. Here are…

Reclaim Your Space

Now that the holidays are done, you begin to realize that your house has taken a beating. With all of the busyness of the season, it is hard to keep up with maintaining organization in the home. Break it down. Don’t be overwhelmed by the entire project but break it down into smaller tasks. Carve out time. Plan uninterrupted time and protect that time. Things will come up to take you away…

Simplify Holiday Shopping

Think back to past years and the presents you received. Did you love them? Do you still have them stashed in a closed unable to part with them because they were a gift from someone you care about? It is the thought that counts, right? This holiday season, keep that in mind while shopping for your loved ones. Instead of creating clutter, let them know you are thinking about them.…

Organize for Back to School

And just like that, it’s time to get ready for school again. In order to make the transition from summer to back to school here are some ways to stay organized. With these ideas you can find the perfect way to get your kids back in the swing of things for the new school year with the least resistance. Create a Homework Center Using a serving tray or basket and…

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…