Feb 05

How to Let Go of Stubborn Clutter

  We all have them: those things that are just harder for us to get rid of than other things. I can tear through my kitchen cabinets and closet, but weeding out my crafting supplies is like pulling extremely reluctant teeth (see below “One Day” stuff). There are five types… more >

Jan 30

SEEK: 4 Steps to Organize Absolutely Anything

Staring into the abyss of a cluttered space is super freaking overwhelming. Where do you start? Why here, of course! My 4 step process works on every space and type of clutter. Just remember to SEEK and ye shall find (that thing you thought you’d lost). Sort Pick up one… more >

Nov 06

Clothing Decision Flowchart Free Resource

Your closet’s a packed mess and you know you’ve got to get rid of some stuff, but which stuff? It’s hard to be objective about clothes, especially when they represent something aspirational or nostalgic. I created this flowchart to make it easier to objectively evaluate your wardrobe so you aren’t… more >

May 22

Wednesday Tip: Banish “Miscellaneous” From Your Vocabulary

  We all have one: the secret stash of stuff we can’t figure out how to classify, surreptitiously and unceremoniously shoved in a drawer, a box, or a bowl. Abashedly termed a “junk drawer” by most, the things it holds are anything but junk. It’s usually small stuff you need… more >

May 15

Wednesday Tip: Keep Track of Product Expirations

You’re finally cleaning out under the bathroom sink (yay, you!) and you come across a bunch of old makeup, lotions, and other products. Should you keep or toss them? The first question is, “will I use them in the very near future?” If not, go ahead and throw them away.… more >

Mar 27

Wednesday Tip: Leave Breathing Room on Shelves and Bookcases

When you purge and reorganize a space, try to leave 10-20% of the space open. Resisting the urge to pack every shelf is vital for a few reasons: 1. You’re probably going to get more stuff at some point, and when you do, there’ll be space for it. 2. When… more >

Feb 20

Wednesday Tip: Keep It Where You Use It

The #1 thing you can do to cut down on time running from room to room and also keep stuff from piling up where it doesn’t belong is to store items where you use them. Place your clothes hamper where you get undressed (not tucked away somewhere), keep your makeup… more >

Feb 06

How Thinking Negatively Helps You Get Positively Organized

How many times have you been told to “look on the bright side” or “think positively” or “stop stealing my fries when I’m not looking” (that last one might just be to me)? The general consensus seems to be that it’s better to focus on all the good things that… more >

Dec 12

Wednesday Tip: Create Binders to Organize Menus and Recipes

Instead of letting menus clog a useful kitchen drawer, create a menu binder!  Use dividers for different types of cuisine, or make a “frequently ordered” section to keep certain menus extra handy. Slip menus into clear sheet protectors for easy visibility. Use the same technique to organize all those recipes you’ve printed or torn… more >

Dec 11

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe: Clutter Free Gifts

I already shared my recipe for Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Mini Pies, and here’s another chocolate-based clutter free gift that’s ridiculously easy to make. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix 8 cups powdered milk 7 cups Nestle Quick 1 16oz jar Coffeemate That’s it.  Mix them all together (a 2 gallon Ziploc bag… more >