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How to Purge Your Closet in 5 Easy Steps

How to Purge Your Closet in 5 Simple Steps

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a big fan of Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and her KonMari method of organizing (you can read about my big closet cleanout here).

There were so many times I thought, I should clean out my closet and see if I can donate anything, and I’d only ever pull out a few things. I didn’t realize it then, but I was going about it the wrong way. Instead of opening my closet, looking inside, and wondering what can I part with?, I needed to take everything out and ask instead, what should I keep?

Once I made that realization, it made purging so much easier. Here are some simple steps to help you purge and clean out your wardrobe.

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How to Fold an Infant Onesie

How to fold an infant onesieI can’t tell you how excited I was to wash and organize baby clothes when I was pregnant. After tidying and organizing my entire home (including my wardrobe) using the KonMari method from Marie Kondo, I was curious how to tackle baby clothes, since that’s not a specific topic covered in the book.

I use Marie Kondo’s suggested method of folding clothes (you can watch her how-to video here) for most of my wardrobe and also my husband’s wardrobe. But, like I mentioned, she doesn’t really cover children’s clothing.

Obviously, some baby clothes can be folded similarly to full-size clothing, like pants for example. But what about the teeny tiny infant wardrobe? What about the elusive onesie with the little snaps at the bottom?

Determined to take my organizing obsession to new heights, I set out for an answer. I was so proud when I figured out the best way to fold an infant onesie, and I’m excited to share it with you. Read More

Organizing For Your Lifestyle

Organizing For Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to SuitcasesIf 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

Loving Lately No. 3

Starry Eyed Blonde - Here are some things I'm loving lately!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 Cleaning: The Most Forgotten Spots

Spring Cleaning Tips - The Most Forgotten Spots

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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