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…

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…

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…