5 Steps to Begin the Downsizing Process

5 steps to downsizing

People are living longer and choosing to downsize and live with less! This segment of Organize Your Life came from an all day workshop I once taught, but I condensed it to 5 steps to begin the downsizing process. As the population continues to age and more and more seniors are deciding to move away from the large homes they have raised families in, downsizing will continue to be a growing trend. One resource I didn't get to talk about in the segment is a book that I highly recommend, especially if you have parents ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project-Lightbulbs

half hour organizing projects

Since it's a new year, I thought it would be great to re-visit the Half Hour Organizing Project series and add a few to it. This series is all about doing small projects under 30 minutes that make a big difference. Organizing doesn't have to take all day and just by doing a few of these in 2015, you will be making great progress in your home. If you have questions or ideas, be sure to email me or leave a comment below! In this Half Hour Organizing Project I'll show you how to organize lightbulbs using some baskets ... [Continue Reading]

5 Things to Organize in the New Year

5 things to organize in new year

It's a new year and so many of you have made a vow to get organized. But where do you start? And more importantly, WHY do you start? While I could give you tips on how to organize everything from your closet to your pantry, these are my top 5 things to organize in the new year.  I picked these 5 because not only are they doable, but they will actually make your home more manageable and less stressful. Even if you are totally unorganized and don’t know where to start, doing these 5 things can get you on the ... [Continue Reading]

12 Days of Christmas for the Home {Day 10 + Gift Wrapping Tips}


It's day 10 in our 12 days of Christmas for the home series! And I'm spending the day wrapping gifts. Chances are, you are too! Usually my husband takes the kids out on Christmas eve day and I wrap gifts. With a glass of wine, of course. But this year I'm wrapping early because we have plans on Christmas Eve. So, I thought I'd share a few gift wrapping tips for you to ease up the burden and speed things up! Buy pre-printed boxes- This is a little bit like gift wrap cheating, but I'm not too proud to use them.  Stick a ... [Continue Reading]

How to Consign Clothes and Make Money!

how to consign clothes

It's a great time of year to clean out your closets and make room for the influx of things you'll be getting this holiday season. In this segment of Organize Your Life, I share how to consign clothes and make money! Why not get some extra cash from just cleaning out your closets and getting rid of some clutter! To start, commit to fill ONE bag per closet before Christmas! Online consigning- There are several online and they all work a little bit different so find the one that fits you best. ThredUp- Largest ... [Continue Reading]