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]

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

5 tips for organized travel

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]

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

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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]