Archive | Organizing RSS feed for this section

Women Who Make Things Look Easy

My friend, Sili, is one of those incredible people who can accomplish 8 million things and make everything look effortless. I met Sili several years ago at a blogging conference when we were both new to it, and I have followed her blog and business My Mamihood ever since. She’s a wiz online, a great writer […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Organizing Tip: Bag on a Hanger

I am constantly amazed at how often I have to sort through my kids’ things. My sisters and friends and I share clothes and toys for our kids, so a lot of goods need to be sorted and shifted between our houses. Over time I came up with a little system that works for me. […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Home Management Tips from an Expert

Do you need a command center? A home command center is where the business of running a home is executed and should be located in the central hub of the home. This is almost always the kitchen. What do you need in your command center? In Box: this can be a flat basket, an upright […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Don’t Carry a Purse? You Might Be Interested in This…

My friend, Rachel, is always on the go and rarely carries a purse. But she always has her phone and you gotta have a drivers license and some money.  So her brother found her this cool phone case that holds your license and credit card, too. Check it out.   The company that sells this […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

What I Wish I’d Known: Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle (Part I)

Set Up Good Systems & Embrace Imperfection I was a student of organization during the last two decades of the twentieth century. I struggled as many of you do with clutter and chaos. I read books, tried new techniques, enjoyed a few successes and learned how NOT to do things. I declared myself to be […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

How to Capture Your Kids’ Growth Over Time

There are days when my kids get up in the morning and I know they grew while they were sleeping. A while back I stumbled onto this frog growth chart at a store I love (Bobby Todd in Sweetwater, TN). I got it for decorative purposes, but eventually decided to measure the kids and actually […]

Read full story Comments { 5 }

An Easy Way to Collect Money for a Teacher Gift (Or Any Gift From a Group!)

So, it’s time to organize a gift for your child’s teacher and we all know gift cards are greatly appreciated. I recently learned about a fantastic website called The site provides a way to collect money online from a group of people for a gift. To use the site, you establish an account and […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Sign Up Genius

Do your kids play sports or participate in group activities where the parents are responsible for bringing things like snacks? If so, you should check out this site that my friend Victoria told me about. It’s called Sign Up Genius, and it’s a free web site that helps parents organize duties by signing up electronically to […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Clever Storage Solutions: Reusing Sturdy Boxes

Did you know sturdy produce and other boxes make excellent storage options and are available for FREE upon request at some stores? Milk Crate Boxes Some companies transport milk to grocery stores in thick cardboard boxes with handles called milk crate boxes. Organizing expert Karen Sprinkle has re-used these square containers that she got for […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }

How to Have a Worry-Free Christmas Eve

This is the year! (I totally hear Oprah when I say that to myself).  I am finally going to get it together, Friends. I am not building anything or doing any after-the-kids-are-in-bed projects this year. EVERYTHING will be done in advance so I can relax and enjoy it. I don’t know if any of this […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }