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31 Days of Organized Living: Keep Your Cookbooks Accessible

The experts will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but dinner is the meal that more people devote the most time and energy into preparing. It is also the one meal that many families sit down and enjoy together, so it makes sense that it should get the most… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Keep Your Cookbooks Accessible

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31 Days of Organized Living: Maximize Space With a Storage Ottoman

Furniture that serves only a decorative purpose has its place, but it’s typically not in the most used rooms of your house. Enter the storage ottoman. For many years ottomans got a bad rap and were used mostly as college decor and foot stools in basement rooms or teenage bedrooms. Those days are long gone… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Maximize Space With a Storage Ottoman

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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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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

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Why You Should Fall Clean Your House (even if you did a spring clean)

While I am a huge fan of hot summer days, I absolutely love fall. The way the light changes, the¬†freshness of the air, the brilliant colors of the changing leaves. Then of course there are cozy sweaters, bowls of hot soup, and snuggly blankets. What’s not to like about fall? Back in the spring, I… Continue reading Why You Should Fall Clean Your House (even if you did a spring clean)

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Back to School: Planning Ahead

The start of a new school year can be exhausting. There are new schedules to follow, new routines to put into place, new activities to participate in, and new people to meet. Unless you and your children have kept up the same pace all summer as you did during the school year, chances are you’re… Continue reading Back to School: Planning Ahead

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Back to School: Creating a Routine

Transitioning from the unstructured, care-free days of summer to a daily schedule of school, after-school activities, and homework can be stressful and frustrating for both parents and children. It doesn’t have to be. The key to success is getting back into a routine before the school year starts. Ideally, you want to start two weeks… Continue reading Back to School: Creating a Routine

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Back to School: College- Staying Organized in a Bullet Journal

Getting to college can seem like a monumental feat; with the application process, the decision making process, the packing, and the moving in. Once you’ve set up your dorm and classes start it’s all smooth sailing from there on in, right? Well, maybe not. All throughout high school you had other people keeping you on… Continue reading Back to School: College- Staying Organized in a Bullet Journal