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 6}

2015 holiday card

Hello friend. Today is Day 6 of the 12 days of Christmas for the home series and we are talking holiday cards.  Are you on track for Christmas day? Behind? Already done?  If you're done, we aren't friends anymore. Last week we ordered stamps from USPS and they should have arrived by now. Did you get yours?  Today you are to either start addressing your Christmas cards or finish them.  I sent out one batch already, but still have a stack to do.  To get them out quick, like before Christmas, make it a family affair.  ... [Continue Reading]

12 Days of Christmas For the Home {Day 5}


Here we are, day 5 of the 12 days of Christmas for the home and 9 days until Christmas Eve. I know you have a million things to do, but one of those pesky details of Christmas is filling the stockings. Somehow over the years, stocking stuffers have evolved into their own level of gift giving. Seriously, stuffing a stocking can cost serious bucks and most of it adds clutter to your home. A friend just recently posted a Facebook question:"What can I stuff stockings with that doesn't add clutter to my house"? Great ... [Continue Reading]