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If you’ve been reading here for a little while, you probably know I love organizing. I’ve always been a very organized person and I read Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up earlier this year and took my wardrobe and my home to the next level of organization. And I can tell you how thankful I am for having organized every inch of our home after our basement recently flooded.
Yes, that’s right. Monday morning we woke up to no hot water and a water heater that had burst and flooded our basement with over 200 gallons of water. Thankfully, I knew what we had in storage that needed to be found, moved and dried out. Also, we use plastic totes and shelves for storage in our basement, so damage to personal items was very minimal. I know if I hadn’t spent time organizing the basement earlier this year, and gone through a second round of purging and donating to Goodwill this summer, it would have been an even more stressful situation.
So, whether you’ve always been an organized person or you still need to jump on the bandwagon, there are serious benefits to knowing your home’s inventory and organizing and protecting your personal possessions.
Today I’m excited to be sharing a book I read recently by Jane Stroller called Organizing For Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases. Read More
It’s been a little while since my last loving lately post and there are lots of things I’m loving these days! I’ve put together some of my favorite products (not sponsored!), links, podcasts, etc. down below.
Life gets really busy, and sometimes it’s nice to slow down and take an inventory of all the good things, no matter how small. Read More
Spring is wrapping up and the official start of summer is just a few weeks away! Did you get your spring cleaning finished? We usually host more guests in the summer, so this is the perfect time of year to make sure our home is clean and looking good before we start our summer deck parties and bonfires.
Today I thought I’d share a list of the most forgotten spots when we clean. Read More
This year I’ve been very successful so far in decluttering my home, including my wardrobe. I wrote about my experience using the Marie “KonMari” Kondo method of decluttering from her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up here. In a separate post, I talked about how clearing my closet of clothing items I don’t love helped me better see the items I do love and has made creating outfits much easier (read that one here).
Those posts have been pretty popular, and since it’s been a couple of weeks, I decided to add this post to the mix. What is it like to shop after decluttering my wardrobe? Let me tell you all about it. Read More
I love outfit posts as much as the next person, but I’m not just here to look cute- I like to be helpful also. 😉 Often times I ask myself: Self, what do your readers need help with? I try to think of my everyday life and the tools and resources I use to make my weeks a little easier. Posts that have resulted from asking myself these kinds of questions include the secret to keeping an organized house, how to plan and organize your week like a pro, mastering your to-do list, and why you feel like you have nothing to wear and what to do about it. Today, we’re talking about meal planning, PLUS I’m sharing an amazing download with you (for free) that will help you meal plan like a rockstar. Read More