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31 Days of Organized Living: You Can Always Shut the Door

  Allie Brennan said, “Sometimes opposites attract, and find out they’re not as opposite as they thought.” Being an organized person can have a downside. You may live with people who are, let’s say, less committed to being organized than you are. They might be children who haven’t been properly trained in the ways of… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: You Can Always Shut the Door

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31 Days of Organization: The Key to Good Organization is Flexibility

There’s a quote that says, “Nothing is permanent except change.” Just because you have an area or a room, or even your entire house organized a certain way doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. You are entitled to change your mind as many times as you want until you are satisfied that things… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: The Key to Good Organization is Flexibility

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31 Days of Organization: Be Prepared for Whatever Might Come

One of the aspects of organized living is thinking ahead and being prepared for whatever might come ¬†your way. Not in a all the bad things are going to happen and I need to be prepared for each one kind of way. That’s a little extreme. Instead, you need to think about what kind of… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Be Prepared for Whatever Might Come

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31 Days of Organization: Progress Not Perfection

We’re all looking for the perfect system to organize our stuff. The one solution that will solve all our problems and lead us down the path to homemaker happiness. Want to know the secret? There isn’t one. No single method or storage system or “guaranteed solution” is going to work for everyone, or even the… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Progress Not Perfection

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31 Days of Organization: Discard Things That No Longer Serve You

We’ve been talking a lot this month about how to organize the things you have, and the best ways I’ve found to store certain items. One thing we haven’t talked about is all the things that are just taking up space in your home. What about those items that you keep trying to organize but… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Discard Things That No Longer Serve You

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31 Days of Organization: Store it Out in the Open

What do you do when you have sparse kitchen storage and a pantry that is full to the brim? You get creative with your storage solutions. As I have mentioned in previous posts in this series, sometimes creative organization means thinking outside the box. Think about the items you use most often in your cooking… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Store it Out in the Open

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31 Days of Organization: Don’t Rush the Process

We all have THOSE problem areas in our house. ¬†Rooms that don’t work the way we want them too. Areas piled high with stuff. Closets full of extra things instead of clothes or coats. Pantries that contain everything from food to cleaning supplies to extra packages of paper towels. It’s easy to catch the organization… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Don’t Rush the Process

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31 Days of Organized Living: The Perils of Storing Pumpkins Indoors

With Halloween just a week away, pumpkins are cropping up on every doorstep. Carved or uncarved, they make a festive decoration throughout the entire fall season. Pumpkins and gourds, along with being a great way to add a bit of fall cheer to your house and yard, are also a source of food for a… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: The Perils of Storing Pumpkins Indoors

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31 Days of Organization: Work With What You Have

Have you ever flipped through a magazine or visited a blog and found yourself wishing that you could have the perfect kitchen or garden or whatever the thing is that you were admiring on the screen/page? I know I have. I also know that in this age of social media and online connectedness it is… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Work With What You Have

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31 Days of Organization: Create Zones That Suit Your Needs In Spite of the Rooms They Are In

Decorating magazines and Pinterest will have you believe that every item in a room should fit the theme of, or fall into, the exact purpose of that room. Real life isn’t so neat and tidy, however, and sometimes you need to create zones within rooms to allow your home to work for you. Maybe it’s… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Create Zones That Suit Your Needs In Spite of the Rooms They Are In