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31 Days of Organized Living: Store Snacks on the Counter

  There is something nostalgic about the idea of rummaging through a cupboard for a snack at the end of a long day. It brings back memories of television shows like The Brady Bunch, My Three Sons, and Leave It To Beaver. Now that I’ve aged myself and my fondness for old-fashioned television shows, I… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Store Snacks on the Counter

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31 Days of Organized Living: Control the Clutter With Trays

Gone is the era of trays being used exclusively as serving pieces. While trays are perfectly useful for serving beverages or snacks, or for toting dishes and food to an outdoor table for dining, they can be used for a multitude of organizational purposes as well. The great thing about trays is that they allow you… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Control the Clutter With Trays

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31 Days of Organized Living: Organize by Color

There are a lot of “camps” surrounding how you should organizing everything from clothes to books to crafting materials, and I don’t believe that any one is better than the other. I’m going to share with you my favorite way to organize, which may not be your favorite way, but that’s OK. It also may… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Organize by Color

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31 Days of Organized Living: Ditch the Package

  Storing items like markers or crayons or colored pencils (or even knives or knitting needles or screwdrivers) in their original package can have its advantages. You know when an item in the set goes missing, it makes the collection easier to transport, and you don’t have to worry about keeping them clean. However it… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Ditch the Package

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31 Days of Organized Living: Dedicate a Place for Your Mail

Coming home from work can be hectic: you have to deal with your keys, your sunglasses, your work bag. Sometimes there are small children you are trying to wrangle in the door who want your undivided attention, NOW. Then there is the mail. Often times the mail gets dumped wherever is closest and it’s left there… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Dedicate a Place for Your Mail

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31 Days of Organized Living: Think Outside the Box

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to how your organize your belongings in your own home. There are no organization police that are going to show up at your door and tell you, “You can’t store that item in that manner, because that’s now how it’s done.” How it’s done is… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Think Outside the Box

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31 Day of Organized Living: Use Baskets to Corral Magazines

Magazine subscriptions can quickly get out of control, especially if you still have paper copies delivered to your house like I do. In addition, well intentioned friends and family members can now give gift subscriptions when they renew their own subscriptions so you might find yourself with more magazines than you know what to do… Continue reading 31 Day of Organized Living: Use Baskets to Corral Magazines

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31 Days of Organized Living: Use Height to Your Advantage

While trays offer an easy way to corral items in a multitude of spaces, mix it up with pieces that elevate for some visual interest. This is especially effective in the kitchen and dining room. Cake dishes are great for this purpose and come in a wide variety of sizes and materials. One thing you… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Use Height to Your Advantage

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Organizing Fall Cleaning in Your Bullet Journal

Much like with my spring cleaning, I like to create a schedule for my fall cleaning. I start by creating a list of all the rooms in my house, written in no particular order. Once I have that list made, I have a look at my future planning layout, and pull all the items off… Continue reading Organizing Fall Cleaning in Your Bullet Journal