My Unperfect House Tour

amy's guest room

A question I get all the time is, "Is your house perfect?", to which I scream NO! I suppose it's a fair question to ask a professional organizer since if anyone's house should be organized it should be ours. But the goal of organizing is never perfection, but function. Just like you, I get overwhelmed when I see pictures of perfectly organized homes because the truth is, they only look perfect in the pictures and not in real life. So, a few months ago I started taking photos of my home on any given day and am sharing ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project-Batteries

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Since much of the country is under a snow siege again, it got me thinking about creating emergency kits in case the power goes out or worse. I've talked a lot about that on this blog, but one of the components of the emergency kit is batteries. But batteries are needed all year, not just for emergencies. In this Half Hour Organizing Project we are talking about organizing batteries.  I usually find that folks have batteries thrown in drawers, often junk drawers, and have no idea how to organize them. Last year I ... [Continue Reading]

How to Organize for Taxes

how to organize for taxes

Every year I hear the frustrations of folks about tax season. While most of us hate doing our taxes and fear owing the IRS, not being able to find all the documents, receipts, and forms to even start the filing process, adds to the stress. In this segment of Organize Your Life, I share some simple tips on how to organize for taxes. And I do mean simple-I do mine with one file because I don't like it to be complicated! Set up files to gather receipts and deductible items Deductible purchases Charity ... [Continue Reading]

What I’m Reading and Why

what I'm reading and why

I recently cleaned out my bookshelves and it gave me time examine what I'm reading and why.  Let's start with the fact that I have A LOT of books. Why? Because I love books! As a little girl I read voraciously, mostly because I loved escaping into the worlds that fiction books offered me, but now as an adult, I find myself lost in books that help me become a better wife, mom, friend, and feed my creative side. I do indulge in a fiction book once or twice a year and Jodi Picoult sucks me in every time with her newest ... [Continue Reading]

Organizing Crafts

organizing craft supplies

Whether you have a shelf or a closet or a whole room for craft supplies, you can use these variety of these tips for organizing crafts. On this segment of Organize Your Life, I'll show you affordable and DIY ways to organize your crafts with some portable solutions too! As with any organizing project, sort out what you have into categories- Ribbon, stickers, markers, pens, brushes, scissors, paper, tape, etc. Pick the containers that work best for your space- Tackle box for small items Egg container~spray ... [Continue Reading]