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…

Organize Your Bathroom

Simple Ways to Organize Your Bathroom

Whether you have several luxuriously large bathrooms, or just a single, small one, these spaces are often less than the tranquil places they should be. Too often, our bathrooms instead hold cluttered jumbles of makeup and medicines well past their expiration dates, an excess of hair products, and stacks of towels crammed into limited storage space. That’s why for week five of our Simplify Challenge, we’re going to help you de-clutter…

Organize Your Guest Bathroom

If you only have one bathroom, lucky you! You have one less place to organize. But if you have kids or are used to entertaining guests, that extra bathroom is a necessity. Keeping it de-cluttered will help keep it clean and fresh for whoever is using it. PURGE – Go through each item in every cabinet and drawer, and get rid of any out of date medicines and products you…

Bathroom Storage Ideas

If your bathroom is small, storage space can be a huge challenge. Finding creative ways to store items you need can not only maximize your space and minimize your clutter, but also add some  personality. Here are a few quick DIY ideas: • Use a wine rack as a towel holder • Wrap a rustic brown rope or twine around old coffee tins to store hand soap and lotion bottles…

Organize Your Dresser

Organize Your Dresser

We all know that things have a tendency to hide in dressers. If it fits in the drawers and it’s out of sight, all is well – right? Not really. Storage space in your bedroom is valuable, and we want to help you make the best possible use of it. PURGE – Grab several large trash bags for items you want to donate, sell, or discard, and go through each…

Organize Your Closet

It’s easy to shut the door to your closet and ignore the cluttered stacks of clothes, shoes, and accessories you probably haven’t worn in ten years. But having a functional, organized closet will not only make your morning routine more pleasant, it’ll also help you feel less stressed the rest of the day as well. After all, who wants to begin their day with clutter? PURGE – Grab several trash…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing your Bedroom

Clothes all over the floor, magazines sliding out of their tidy stacks and into slippery piles, unused gifts from the holidays still in boxes littering the perimeter of the room … Does this sound like your bedroom right now? Maybe this week (or month, or year) has just been way too crazy to give much attention to the clutter that’s slowly building around you. But your bedroom should be a…