Spring Organizing & Cleaning Challenge Day 1

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  Day 1 The goal of this challenge is MAKE PROGRESS in our homes by doing small, manageable daily tasks that will add up to a lot of change by the end of the month! Each day is something that you can do in under 30 minutes with the exception of some weekend challenges. Spring is a great time to do this because we are feeling antsy from being inside all winter and the sunshine (hopefully you have sunshine!) is a great motivator. So here we go... The challenge for is to purge your sock drawers. Throw out any ... [Continue Reading]

4 Ways to Start Spring Cleaning and Organizing

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It's officially spring even though it doesn't feel like it in my part of the world! BUT, I can see the trees starting to form buds and that makes me want to open the windows and get rid of all remnants of winter. On April 1st, the Spring Organizing and Cleaning Challenge starts here on AmyVolk.com, so what better way to kick it off than talking about spring cleaning! On this segment of Organize Your Life, I share 4 ways to start spring cleaning and organizing. However, if you want to get the daily challenge during ... [Continue Reading]

Should Kids Have Chores at Home?


Should kids have chores at home?  If so, what age do I start?  Should I pay them? These are questions I get all the time when I speaking to women and working with families. I have seen the full “chore” spectrum in my organizing business and believe me, everyone has an opinion on what is right!  There are the parents who don’t require that their kids lift a finger and the ones who have their kids doing their own laundry by age 7.  There are chore charts, reward systems, punishment systems, payment systems, and open ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project-Makeup

Listen up girls, organizing makeup can be easy and simple.  In this Half Hour Organizing Project I show you how to organize your makeup using some small containers. I actually made this video almost 2 years ago but knew it HAD to be a Half Hour Organizing Project! I have also included how long you should keep certain kinds of makeup and some containers to use Containers: Acrylic counter top containers Hanging bags Craft tote Baskets Makeup bags How long to keep makeup: Lipstick 1 ... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Organized Travel

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With spring and summer fast approaching you may be traveling more than usual. Nothing is worse than not knowing what to pack or forgetting something important (*insert charging cables here*). On this segment of Organize Your Life I share 5 tips for organized travel. I have personally used all of these and can tell you that it makes such a difference! Make a list- Make a list for each child, yourself, and anyone else you are packing for Think of each situation you might be in on the trip and write down items ... [Continue Reading]