Category How To

Schools Out, Clean Out

By whitney | May 22, 2014

Through out the year, the kiddos school papers start to pile up. Although when you received the artwork and school work it all seemed  important, the end of year is a good time to look at it with a new set of eyes. Find a time for you and your child to sit down and [...]

Store It Up

By whitney | May 21, 2014

Your photos are organized. Now what? If you don’t have the time to make albums, don’t just toss your photos in a shoebox. Dirt, humidity and acids (as well as light) can cause them to deteriorate, so you need a storage solution with built-in protection. Women’s Day suggests highly suggests these three:
1. Iris Photo Keeper: [...]

Nothing But The Best

By whitney | May 13, 2014

When making a photo album, photo book, or even storing hard copies of photos there are a few rules to follow that will make the memories much sweeter.
Let go of the following photos:

Blurry or unrecognizable photos
Landscape, buildings, scenery or people you don’t remember
Doubles, triples or octuplets of the same photo. This also applies to [...]

How-To: Organize Your Taxes in a Pinch

By whitney | April 3, 2014

Ugh, the dreaded tax season is approaching. Obviously, doing your taxes is not a fun task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Just set aside an hour; grab your favorite beverage, and get it knocked out!
Begin by gathering the necessary documents, which, depending on how you file, could be located in various places. Daily Finance [...]

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

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 [...]

Time at Home… How Will You Spend It?

By whitney | February 24, 2014

Finishing up our series for Time Management month, we found an awesome article on Get Organized Wizard to delve into your domestic time management. These tips will help you manage your time better by delegation and simplification. See the five easy steps below:
Step 1: List Your Tasks

Write down your usual domestic to-do’s. This may include [...]

Working with Time

By whitney | February 17, 2014

Having a handle on time management at work is crucial. It keeps you productive, moving forward, and able to have a life outside of the office (see Social Schedule post). Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your working hours:

1. Each day, acknowledge and schedule out your top [...]

Social Schedule

By whitney | February 11, 2014

This being National Time Management Month, we are going to a three part series on managing the dominant spheres of our lives: social, professional, and domestic.
First up, social time management! Although it may seem odd to “schedule” social time, most of us have busy lives, and this is normally the part that is the hardest [...]

Clean Out your Closets Month: Utility

By whitney | January 28, 2014

An organized utility closet will be your best friend. Utility closets can store everything from cleaning supplies and vacuums, to light bulbs, batteries, and tool kits. Ideally, you should be able to find anything you might need at a moment’s glance.  Real Simple has an awesome article on some out-of-the-box organizing containers for improved accessibility. [...]