How to Declutter a Room

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Before you can organize you must declutter.  You know this already, but it's the number one sticking point for folks when they are trying to get organized by themselves. So, how do you start to declutter?  What are the steps you need to do to declutter and organize? Well, good news for you is that I can answer that!  Let's get started! 1.  Pick one room or one space to work on.  Do not move around trying to organize more than one room at a time because you will get overwhelmed and not get very much ... [Continue Reading]

Organizing Sports and Water Bottles

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I don't know about you, but I find plastic cups and water bottles frustrating to keep organized. They are awkward, tall, don't stack well, so after a lot of digging through my cupboards to them, I finally had an ah-ha moment! Watch the video to see how I organized all our sports and water bottles! Organizing sports and water bottles in containers will make your life so much better. The container you use only needs to fit the cupboard and be easy to slide in and out, so whether it's plastic or wicker or cardboard, it ... [Continue Reading]

5 Mini Home Organizing Makeover Tips

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Just because you don't have a ton of money doesn't mean you can't do a home makeover! During Makeover Week on the Hampton Roads Show I shared 5 mini home makeover tips that can make a big difference in your home. Each one is great alone, but together, your home will feel and look totally different. DeClutter and purge- Take the time, even if it’s just an hour a week to purge your home of excess. Excess stuff gets left out, stacked, shoved in drawers and fills a space up quickly. We don’t need more room; we need ... [Continue Reading]

Summer Chore Charts

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I've gotten several requests lately about how to create a summer schedule for kids.  What parents want to know is, is there a chore chart I like, a reward system that works, and a summer agenda framework that actually helps?  In other words, how do I keep my kids from laying around all summer and to be responsible? There are so many great resources online and Money Saving Mom has some free printable charts that are super cute. And Pinterest has no shortage of DIY charts from simple to complicated and elaborate.  But, ... [Continue Reading]

5 Ways to Organize Jewelry

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There are dozens of ways of organizing jewelry, but these are my favorite 5 ways to organize jewelry!  I love these because they work best if you are limited on space and want to see all your jewelry and not spend a ton of money doing it. In this segment of Organize Your Life, you'll see how I made a jewelry tree out of wine corks, a vase, and a tree branch plus 4 other simple ways to display your jewelry! Hanging pocket organizer- Similar to a shoe pocket organizer, but made with small pocket for earrings, ... [Continue Reading]