Category Keep It Up

May Home Organizing To-Do List

By whitney | May 1, 2014

1. Refresh. Now that Spring is here to stay, open all the windows and air out the house. Also, check to see if any if your screens need replacing.
2. Celebrate. May 3rd is the Kentucky Derby, master the mint julep!
3. Clear. When school is out, have your children help you go through their homework stations, [...]

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 [...]

March Home Organizing To-Do List

By whitney | March 4, 2014

Happy March!

1. Spring forward. Change your clocks one hour forward on Sunday, March 9th.
2. Assess. Look through your winter clothing and evaluate what you have really wore this season. Pull items to be mended, consigned or donated.
3. Clean out. Go through your office or home office and cull down supplies, files and anything excess that [...]

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 [...]

February Home Organizng To-Do List

By whitney | February 4, 2014

Happy February!
1. Manage- In honor of Time Management month, write down the top 3 priorities you would like to accomplish this month and schedule time in your calendar to tackle them.
2. Sweeten- Try a new chocolate recipe to celebrate love… and your love for chocolate!
3. Tidy- Take 10 minutes, 3 times a week,  to walk [...]

January Home Organizing To-Do List

By whitney | January 7, 2014

Happy January!
1. Set. January offers a fresh start to make changes and tackle your personal to-dos. Set a couple of goals and break down/schedule how and when you will achieve these goals.
2. Take Notice. Although it will still be cold for a while, make note of the winter clothes you are not wearing and never [...]

December Home Organizing To-Do List

By whitney | December 10, 2013

Happy December!
1. Stress Less. Make this holiday season easy breezy by eliminating errands and to-dos that aren’t important. Ask yourself “What will happen if I don’t do this?” Most likely, not much.
2. Prepare. Begin cleaning and tidying rooms one by one over a few days. Its breaks it up and ensures you get it all [...]

November Home Organizing To-Do list

By whitney | November 4, 2013

Happy November!
1. Prepare. Make space in your coat closet for winter accessories that are on the horizon, a simple bin or basket should do the trick.
2. Warm up. Before it gets frigid, have your heater serviced to make sure it’s winter ready.
3. Swap. Change out your Halloween decor for Thanksgiving decor leaving pumpkins or other [...]

Get a Jump Start On Your Holiday Card

By catherine | October 3, 2013

Are you making your list and checking it twice?
It’s only the first week of October, but the holidays are fast approaching. Can you envision a holiday season free of stress and all those last minute “to-dos?” Imagine actually being able to take time with your loved ones and soak in the holiday spirit without a [...]

October Home Organizing To-Do List

By whitney | October 1, 2013

Happy October!

1. Clear out. Look through your bathroom cabinets for unused samples and either toss or group them together and re purpose as a “guest bath kit.”
2. Decorate. Before putting out any fall or Halloween decor make sure to dust and wipe down surfaces.
3. Eat. Plan a time to make at least 1 [...]