Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy 2017 everyone!  I hope you all had a great time celebrating last night!  We're on a spontaneous vacation and for the first time ever we celebrated with just our family, away from home. Nice way to start the new year right?!

Now it's time to look back on 2016 and look ahead to 2017!  If decluttering and organizing are on your list of goals or resolutions, you're in the right place!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Week 6 - Challenge Wrap-Up {Net Zero Clutter Challenge 2016}

It's the end of the month! And the end of the #NetZeroClutter challenge. How did you do?  Did you feel overwhelmed during the month with all the stuff that entered your home? Did your decluttering help you enjoy this festive time of year?

Each week this month I shared decluttering tips and ideas to help you declutter a different area of your home.  Hopefully you found them helpful and you're ending the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with!

This week is a chance for you to look at your overall numbers and see how you did! Even if you didn't keep track, I'm sure you can feel the difference decluttering made :)

Monday, December 26, 2016

Week 5 - Post-Holiday and Storage {Net Zero Clutter Challenge 2016}

Do you feel overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? It makes it hard to enjoy this festive time of year.

Yesterday was a big day for items coming into our homes and you might be feeling overwhelmed today as you step over and around all the new gifts and empty boxes. If you've been decluttering all month, you should have space to put those items away into their new "homes". But even if you haven't decluttered earlier in the month, there's still time to do some decluttering to make room for all the new stuff :)

I've found that when I declutter it really helps me feel less overwhelmed and I can enjoy Christmas much more.  Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge this year?

Each week I've been sharing decluttering tips and ideas to help you declutter a different area of your home.  The idea is that you'll end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with. If you're just joining in, work on decluttering the same number of items as you just received.

This week I'm sharing tips for decluttering your post-holiday items and storage areas.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016!

Yay! It's Christmas!  There's always so much build-up to this big day, and I love seeing everything come together. Being organized and doing as much as I can definitely helps with that :)  That way when unexpected things come up or changes in our lives that make it hard to do things the way we usually do I can roll with the punches.

We'll be spending Christmas morning at home with just the four of us initially and then my parents will be joining us for brunch.  Then we head to my in-laws for the rest of the day to celebrate with them.  We also join my extended family for dinner on Boxing Day. So since I won't have much time to fit blogging in, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and I thought I'd give you a peek at how we've already been celebrating Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Making Lists: Tips from 25+ Professional Organizers!

Once again, I'm so excited to be included in this month's Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!

What is the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival?  It's a monthly blog post that professional organizers contribute to.  Each month is a different theme and includes posts related to that topic from several professional organizers.  It's a great place to find advice, ideas, and tips for the theme of the month.

This month is all about making lists.  I LOVE lists!  I make them for so many things in my life... to do lists, packing lists, grocery lists, gift-giving lists, inventory lists, and on and on :)  They help me keep things from falling through the cracks because I honestly can only remember so many things in my brain, and if I don't write important things down there's a chance I will forget them.

Check out all the tips in this post and find the ones that will help you make lists that will help you stay organized!