Tag de-clutter

Stop Letting Disorganization Stress You Out

By whitney | April 8, 2014

Happy Stress Awareness Month! Spring is rolling in, and with it brings the inspiration to freshen up our lives and homes. We want to feel lighter and more awake. We want simplicity and fun. What doesn’t fit into any of this? You guessed it: stress. Stress beats us down and prevents us from living the [...]

Product Love: Organizing From the Inside Out

By whitney | March 27, 2014

Organizing From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern is a game changer. In it, she explains the basic steps to take  for you to tackle all of your organizing undertakings, no matter how big or small. She also  provides room-specific plans of action for organizing your entire house.
But what really sets this book apart from [...]

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

Clean Out your Closets Month: Linen

By whitney | January 21, 2014

The linen closet often falls into the same category as the junk drawer or entry closet – it’s a magnet for disorganization. We often can’t tell which sheets are what size or if we still have the pillow cases to match. Although folding the perfect fitted sheet will always be a mystery to me, below [...]

Clean Out your Closets Month: Entry Closet

By whitney | January 14, 2014

Oh, the entry closet, home to the most random items in our home. Don’t have a place for something, how about the entry closet? It’s time to reclaim this closet with purpose! Follow the quick tips below:

Before you take action, start by defining your goal for the closet and how you would like for it [...]

Clean Out your Closets Month: Master

By whitney | January 9, 2014

January is Clean Out your Closets Month! In honor if this awesome holiday, we are going to do a series on quick organizing tips for different closets. Although most of us do not have a master closet like the picture above, we can make are closet a haven of organization that sends us out into [...]

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 [...]

Halloween Leftovers

By whitney | October 28, 2013

Once Halloween has come and gone, we are often left with a surplus of stuff. Although we may want to keep our costume for another year or snack on the candy until Thanksgiving, there are many options for the items we are ready to pass on.
Pumpkins

Pumpkins can be composted or broken into chunks and spread [...]