Category Bright Ideas

Inspiring Women: Lindsay Leggett

By catherine | April 16, 2014

Lindsay Leggett is special. This was the first thought that popped into my head when we initially met. Over the years, as our friendship grows, I continue to add wonderful adjectives to my long list of things I know and love about her-kind soul, caring friend, crazy talented designer, lover of animals, creator of gorgeous [...]

Essential Organizing

By whitney | April 15, 2014

If you’ve read last week’s post, Stop Letting Disorganization Stress You Out, then you know that in order to alleviate stress, you need to be able to access your items. This goes for everything you own but, most importantly, for the items you use most often.  Looking for things should not be what holds you [...]

Celebrate Mother Earth

By whitney | April 10, 2014

Earth Day 2014 is coming up on April 22. Give nature some much needing TLC by doing something to pitch in. Here are a few ideas:
Plan to ride your bike to work or to run errands. Not in the cards? Plan to carpool or take public transportation.
Volunteer to help with a community garden, picking up [...]

April Home Organizing To-Do List

By catherine | April 1, 2014

Happy April!
1. Laugh. April is Stress Awareness Month which means you need to schedule some time for fun:) Kick it off with an April Fools prank!
2. Plant. Do some research at the nursery and spruce up your yard with spring flowers. Stay tuned later this month for tips on organizing gardening supplies.
3. Sort. Pull out [...]

Which Habit of Yours Leads to Clutter?

By whitney | March 25, 2014

Clutter overwhelms and exhausts us. Sometimes, the battle against clutter feels interminable and unwinnable. If, however, we can identify the causes of clutter, we can take steps to beat it!
Top three habits that lead to clutter:
1. Coming in the door and dropping things in random places.
Prime example: the mail.
On Monday we throw the mail [...]

Release

By whitney | March 20, 2014

Spring brings with it a sense of renewal, and thus our motivation for spring cleaning. We are inspired to take out the old and freshen up our homes. Spring is also a good time to let go of emotions and practices that are holding us down and no longer serve us.
When we harbor past hurt [...]

Spring Has Sprung

By whitney | March 18, 2014

It’s that time of year again: SPRING CLEANING! Although these words may bring a sense of dread, the benefits make it completely worth while. For inspiration, motivation and tips on getting started check out the following:
Closet Spring Cleaning Week
How-To: Store Winter Items
Keep Your one Healthy
How-To: Mentally Prepare for Your Spring Cleaning Project

Inspiring Women: Alyssa Reeves

By catherine | March 13, 2014

Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Alyssa Reeves, owner of Paradise Design Co. Alyssa and I first met 10 years ago(can it be that long!) when she was designing brilliant invitations for black tie fundraisers at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each year we had different themes for the same event, [...]

Win the Battle Against Procrastination

By whitney | March 11, 2014

We’ve all been there: procrastination station. It’s when a certain task really needs to get done, but we decide that it’s time to do EVERYTHING but that task. The worst part of it all is the longer we procrastinate, the guiltier we feel. Don’t let procrastination bring you down. It’s time to learn how to [...]

Spruce Up Your Home Office

By whitney | March 6, 2014

This week is National Organize Your Home Office week. How have you been celebrating?? If you’re in need of a little inspiration, these few quick tips should help to get you in gear:

Place your desk in the area of the room with the best natural light. This sets you up for happier atmosphere and [...]