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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle - Sale Ends Today!


If you're new to From Overwhelmed To Organized, I don't normally post about healthy living.  In fact other than these last few posts about the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, I've never posted about health at all.

But as I've mentioned a few times lately, I'm going to set goals for 2015 to help me live healthier, and I'll be sharing some of the organized ways I work towards those goals.  In case any of you want to be organized in your journey to healthier living too :)

I promise I'll get back to "regular" organizing posts after today!  I've got all kinds of decluttering and organizing posts planned for the new year!

Since the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is only on sale for 2 days, I really want to make sure you all hear about it and don't miss out on this amazing opportunity.  So you get one more post about it today :)





Why should you buy one of these bundles?  I'm glad you asked :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle - 2 day sale!



Do you set goals every January?  We're often recharged after the holidays and ready to change our lives in the new year.  It's a fresh start!  A clean slate.  So many possibilities.

But if you're anything like me, some of your goals are actually goals you set last year, but didn't fully achieve.  Many people make new year's resolutions and give up on them by mid-January!

So we make the same resolutions again the next year.  And the next.  And the next.

Especially when it comes to our health.

Have you heard that definition of insanity?  Doing the same things but expecting different results?!  Yep... that's how many of us are when it comes to new year's resolutions.  Myself included. 

I recently read this: The only way to get somewhere you haven’t gone before is to do something you haven’t done before.

Sounds easy right?!

But even if you know you need to do something different to achieve your goals, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the flood of information out there…what should you be listening to? It’s not easy to know and it’s even harder to find the right information. And so we’re frozen into complete inaction instead!

That’s where the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle comes in — a complete and curated collection of the best eBooks and eCourses to give you all the best practices, tips, tools and resources you will ever need to solve any health challenge you or your family want to overcome!





Friday, December 26, 2014

The Easy Button for Healthy Living


How many times have you “tried harder” to improve your health?  How many times have you “tried harder” than the last time, only to fail again?  You probably beat yourself up afterwards. You probably told yourself that if you just tried harder the next time around, you’d succeed.

Here’s a secret: no you wouldn’t.  Trying harder has never been your issue.  Instead, you should be trying different.  Trying simpler.  


Most people over-complicate the process of improving their health. They think the silver bullet is in the complexity, in the personal trainers, in the protein shakes, in the gym memberships.
But it’s actually the opposite. The silver bullet is in you. In the knowledge you have. In the decisions you make. In the consistency you achieve.

In a few days, you're going to have an amazing opportunity to make things simpler for improving your health in 2015. It will make improving your health a no-brainer.

Update: The sale is now live!  Click here for all the details!




Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014!



It's Christmas!  After all the preparations, it's finally here! I never know who's more excited... my kids or me! OK... it's probably both :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Day 12 - Enjoy Yourself! {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


If you've been following this series for the last 6 weeks, you're hopefully well prepared for Christmas!  Or at least better prepared than you would have been if you hadn't followed some of my organizing tips :)

Today, I want to share a few last-minute ideas to help you enjoy your holidays.





Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What Do Your Loved Ones Think? {4 Steps to Your Healthiest Year}



Last week I told you I'm going to set some goals in 2015 to help me live a healthier life.  I know it may seem strange to see posts about health on an organizing blog, but as I mentioned, whenever I take on a challenge, I do it in an organized way!  I know there are others who will make resolutions to be healthier in 2015 and I want to help you be organized in your journey to health as well.

I also told you about a 4-Day Healthy Living Challenge and invited you to join me.  I can tell from the tracking code that no one has signed up yet :(  I'm hoping it's just the time of year and that you'll still be joining me in the new year as I take steps to being healthier.  I received several comments and emails that indicated you'd be jumping in in January too!

But, I wanted to reach out to you again and invite you to join me now.  Here's why.





Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 11 - Preparing Holiday Meals {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Last week I shared tips to help you plan a holiday meal, with the goal of being prepared ahead of time so you can spend time with your guests.

Today, I want to take that even one step further, and share tips for being organized on the actual day of the meal, so you can really enjoy yourself that day, instead of being overwhelmed in your kitchen the whole time.






Saturday, December 20, 2014

We Did It! So Can You! {Year-end edition}




Do you have clutter in your home but don't know where to start purging?  Do you feel like you don't have enough time to declutter?  Have you seen all the 365 Items in 365 Days posts and thought "I really should do that", but you keep putting it off?

You're not alone!  But you also don't need to stay in your paralyzed state.  You CAN declutter!  And to prove it I want to share some stories of people Just. Like. You. 

Welcome back to the "We Did It! So Can You!" series.  This series is about real people decluttering their homes, one day at a time!  Busy people, with too much stuff, who decided to take the plunge and purge.

Today I want to highlight a couple of people who have been actively participating in this challenge all year.  And some comments from various members of the 365 Items in 365 Days Facebook group about what the challenge has meant to them this year.

Ready to be inspired?!  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 10 - Planning for Holiday Meals {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Are you having guests over for Christmas dinner?  Do you get overwhelmed with preparing a big meal for extra people and with foods you may not make on a regular basis?  If you get to the end of your holiday gathering and you're exhausted, and you feel like you haven't spent any time with your guests, and you never want to host another holiday dinner, then you need this post :)

Today I'm sharing a few tips to help you plan for any holiday meals you'll be serving.  Some of them may be things you already do and some may be new ideas. But hopefully having these tips all in one place, just before your holiday dinners, will help you be super prepared and be able to enjoy your time with your guests, rather than having a meltdown in your kitchen!





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How to Avoid Failure in 2015


Rewind back to January of 2014... you probably made plans way back then for yourself. Maybe you even made some new year’s resolutions.

If you're like a lot of people, you promised to improve and transform yourself…to be in better health, to be in better shape, to live a longer life. Am I right?!

Now fast-forward back to the present and think about where you are right now. Are you where you wanted to be?

If you are, then give yourself a big ole' pat on the back and celebrate!  That's awesome!

If you aren't, don't be discouraged.  I've been there many times myself!  In fact I'm there right now.  Which is the reason I'm writing this :)

As you may know, if you've read my monthly goal updates this past year, I set some goals to help me live a healthier life.  But, you may also remember that I haven't been great at keeping those goals consistently, especially when life gets busy.  And it shows in my energy level, weight, and overall health.

So, I'm planning to make healthy living a priority for 2015.





Tuesday, December 16, 2014

365 Items in 365 Days: December Update




How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 350th day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 350 items by now.  But don't worry if you've just started.  Just jump in!  Now is the perfect time to declutter with the holidays approaching so you'll be able to have guests over and enjoy time with family and friends.


Today I'll be sharing what I've been decluttering since my last update.  It's only been a few weeks, but I've got so many posts planned for the rest of December and I won't be doing very much more decluttering, so I figured I'd do my December update now. 

By doing these monthly updates I hope to give you ideas of things you can purge from your home.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 9 - Making Room for the New {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you think about all the new "stuff" that will be entering your home during the holidays?  Those with kids are often especially overwhelmed.  New toys, clothes, books, and games from generous grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  Not to mention your own gifts to your children, and of course those from the jolly red-dressed guy!

If you already feel like your home is cluttered, the thought of adding more to your home can be stifling.  But it doesn't have to be that way!

Today I'm sharing a few tips to help simplify your holidays by decluttering.  {It just wouldn't be a series on organizing if I didn't discuss decluttering right?!}





Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Shortbread Squares: A Simple Christmas Recipe




A few days ago I shared tips to help organize your holiday baking, so you can enjoy it, and not be overwhelmed during the process.  One of the tips was to choose simple recipes and I shared a bunch of easy recipes from friends of mine, all of which have only a few ingredients and simple steps.

Today, I want to share one of the very simple recipes we make every year for Christmas.  It's a holiday version of shortbread.  And when I say simple... I mean it!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reviewing Goals - Lots of Tips from Professional Organizers!




I'm so excited to be included in this month's Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!  Last month was my first time submitting a post, and I really enjoyed reading all the gift giving and wrapping tips (check it out if you need some tips still!).


What is the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival?  I'm glad you asked!  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 a bunch of professional organizers.  It's a great place to find advice, ideas, and tips for the theme of the month.

This month is all about Reviewing Goals.  Perfect timing so you can review your goals from 2014 and set some goals for 2015!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 8 - Holiday Baking {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Do you like to bake festive treats for Christmas parties?  Or make holiday desserts for special dinners?  There are so many delicious and beautiful recipes out there and so many occasions to serve them, that it can get overwhelming in the midst of an already busy season.  Today I'm sharing a few tips to help simplify your holiday baking so it can be an enjoyable part of your holiday preparations.





Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 7: Finding Balance {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Do you get overwhelmed during the holidays trying to keep up with the day-to-day tasks?  There are so many extra events and gatherings so we're not home as often.  And when we are home, we're busy with holiday wrapping, baking, and decorating.

It's hard to fit in time for things like cleaning and cooking!  In today's post I'll share tips to help you make use of your time so you can stay more balanced during the holidays and enjoy all the special memories you're making.





Friday, December 5, 2014

Day 6 - Holiday Traditions {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Do you have traditions you do every year during the holidays?  Favourite movies to watch, books to read, songs to listen to, foods to eat, places to go, etc.?  Christmas traditions are wonderful!  They hold fond memories and we anticipate them all year.

But it can be overwhelming trying to juggle all those traditions sometimes.  Which makes it hard to enjoy them!  In today's post I'll share tips to help you find time to enjoy all your favourite holiday traditions.





Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 5 - Holiday Decorating Tips {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Do you decorate for the holidays?  I always find it helps make my home more festive, but it can be overwhelming dealing with all the decor items. Today I'm sharing a few tips to help make Christmas decorating easier.





Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Giving Tuesday and the 365 Items in 365 Days "Prize"




Have you heard about Giving Tuesday?  Apparently it's been around for a couple of years, but I only learned about it this year.  Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after American Thanksgiving (and Black Friday and Cyber Monday).  It's a day for people around the world to give back and encourage others to give as well.

You can read more about Giving Tuesday here:


And this video summarizes it really well:





Why am I telling you about Giving Tuesday?  And what does this have to do with the 365 Items in 365 Days decluttering challenge prize?


Monday, December 1, 2014

2015 Planner Giveaway!




Can you believe it's only 1 month until the start of 2015?!  I know we're all probably busy with holiday preparations, but it's important to start thinking and planning ahead for the new year.

My friend Ginny from Organizing Homelife created a beautiful planner and she gave me two versions to try out. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Family Goals {Free Printable}




It's December!  It's the beginning of a new month and that means a Monthly Family Goals printable for you!

December is one of my favourite months of the year.  Of course Christmas is in December so there are lots of holiday festivities and gatherings.  And my birthday is also in December!

But December is always a really busy month, so it's extra important to take some time at the beginning of the month to think about the month ahead and set some goals.  Otherwise, time will fly by and at the end of the month you'll feel like you were always busy, but not necessarily doing things you wanted to do.

So, use the December goals printable to help you live more intentionally this month!  You'll be glad you did :)

Friday, November 28, 2014

365 Items in 365 Days: October and November Update




How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 332nd day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 332 items by now.  But don't worry if you've just started.  Just jump in!  Now is the perfect time to declutter with the holidays approaching so you'll be able to have guests over and enjoy time with family and friends.

{Stay tuned next week for an update on what's happening for the prize for this challenge!}

Today I'll be sharing what I've been decluttering since my last update.  By doing these monthly updates I hope to give you ideas of things you can purge from your home.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 4 - Shopping the Sales {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}



So we've made our holiday to-do list, planned what we will be giving everyone, and sent out Christmas cards.  Now it's time to start shopping!  And what better time than this week with Pre-Black Friday sales, Black Friday sales, Small Business Saturday sales, and Cyber Monday sales!  To help you make the most of those sales, it's important to have a plan for shopping, so today I'll give you some tips to help you maximize your time and your dollar.





Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 3: Holiday Cards {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Do you send out holiday cards to friends and family?  It's always fun to receive these festive greetings, but sometimes it can be overwhelming to send them out.  Today I'm sharing a few tips to help make this process easier.





Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 2: Planning Gifts {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Are you overwhelmed with all the gifts you need to buy in the next few weeks?  Today I'm sharing tips to help you plan out what you are going to buy for each person on your list!  If you shop early you'll avoid some of the crowds and be able to enjoy yourself during the holidays.





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You Spoke and I'm Listening!




Thank you all so much for taking time to complete my blog survey last week!  I've had a lot of fun reading your responses and seeing the patterns and trends.

Before we get to that though, it's time to see who won the giveaway! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day 1: Planning for Christmas {12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays}


Do you get overwhelmed during November and December?  Do you get to the end of Christmas Day and you're exhausted and wonder if it was all worth it?  There's shopping, baking, wrapping, card-writing, cooking, and decorating.  All in the midst of parties, gatherings, and celebrations with everyone and anyone you've had contact with all year!  It's a lot to juggle.  And it can easily become overwhelming.

But it doesn't have to be that way.  With some advance planning and organizing, you can simplify the holidays and get things done earlier, so you can breathe and actually enjoy this festive season.  Doesn't that sound good?




To help you do that, I'm going to be writing a series called 12 Days of Being Organized for the Holidays.  Each of the 12 posts will focus on one aspect of being organized for this special time of year.  I'll spread the posts out over the next 6 weeks, with an average of 2 posts per week.

Each post will have practical tasks you can to get organized.  If you've already completed those tasks {good for you!!}, feel free to do something else that's overwhelming you.  If you haven't checked these items off your to-do list yet, then spend some time working on them so you won't have to do everything all at once at the end.

OK, so now that I've told you about the series, let's get to today's post!  I'm going to kick this series off with some tips to help you plan out the next few weeks.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Gift Giving Organizing Ideas Galore!




I'm so excited to be included in this month's Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!  It's my first time contributing and I can't wait to read all the other posts.

What is the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival?  I'm glad you asked!  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 a bunch of professional organizers.  It's a great place to find advice, ideas, and tips for the theme of the month.

This month is all about Holiday Gift Giving.  Perfect timing so you can start getting your holiday gifts and wrapping supplies organized.  And there are several posts on clutter-free gifts too!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We Did It! So Can You! {Fall edition}




Do you have clutter in your home but don't know where to start purging?  Do you feel like you don't have enough time to declutter?  Have you seen all the 365 Items in 365 Days posts and thought "I really should do that", but you keep putting it off?

You're not alone!  But you also don't need to stay in your paralyzed state.  You CAN declutter!  And to prove it I want to share some stories of people Just. Like. You. 

Welcome back to the "We Did It! So Can You!" series.  This series is about real people decluttering their homes, one day at a time!  Busy people, with too much stuff, who decided to take the plunge and purge.

It's been awhile since I posted the first post in the We Did It! So Can You! series.  Too many other things to blog about!  But I want to get back to sharing some of the success stories from the 365 Items in 365 Days series.

Ready to be inspired?!  

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's Your Turn To Talk! {And a Giveaway}




One of the biggest thrills of blogging is that you, my readers friends, take time out of your busy lives to hang out in my little corner of the blogosphere.  I know the internet is louder than ever before and so many websites are competing for your precious time.  The fact that you choose to read my blog is something I don't take lightly.

I love sharing organizing tips and projects with you.  And when I hear how you are decluttering and organizing your homes as a result of things you've read here, I feel so honoured and proud.  It inspires me to keep bringing you my best.


Friday, November 7, 2014

5 Tips for Organizing a "Real Life" Garage




Is your garage cluttered and overwhelming?  Has it become a dumping ground for anything that doesn't have a home anywhere else?

Now, be honest, do you avoid organizing your garage because you can't afford those fancy garage organizers you see on Pinterest and in magazines?

There are some mighty beautiful garages out there.  I'm happy for those people who have them.  But most of us have plain ole' ordinary garages.  Sure, we can do some things to pretty them up, but they're still not going to be magazine worthy.  But they don't need to be beautiful.  We don't live in our garages.  We store things in them.  And hopefully have space to park a vehicle in them.  If we have limited funds for organizing, more often than not we'd rather spend those dollars inside our homes, where we spend more time.

Having a "real life" garage doesn't mean it has to be unorganized though!  I've got about as ugly a garage as you can get... you'll see in the pictures.  But I do my best to keep it organized.  And I just use basic stuff to do it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Introducing the "New" From Overwhelmed To Organized!




If you've read any posts in the last 3-4 weeks, you've probably noticed things look a little bit different around here than they did before.  While working on the 31 {Cheap & Easy} DIY Organizers series last month, I was also busy working with a designer on a new look for the blog!

There wasn't really anything "wrong" with the old design.  It had been the way it was for about a year, after I made some changes to the menu and some changes to the sidebar last fall.  Both of those changes were a big improvement over how it was before. 

But as the blog continued to grow, and new people started reading it, I found it was getting challenging for people to navigate their way around and to find posts that applied to a particular need.  I really wanted a drop-down menu.  I also wanted my social media icons to be easily accessible in the header, rather than lost in the sidebar. 

So, today I want to take you on a little tour of the "new" From Overwhelmed to Organized!

Monday, November 3, 2014

3 New Ways to go From Overwhelmed To Organized!




Do like the organizing and decluttering tips I share on From Overwhelmed To Organized?  Did you know I share other ideas on a variety of social media sites too?  Things that never get shown on the blog!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Family Goals {Free Printable}




It's November!  It's the beginning of a new month and that means a Monthly Family Goals printable for you!

October was a great month... my daughter's 8th birthday, Canadian Thanksgiving, a few days away with my hubby, and Halloween last night.  Fun times.  On the blog, October was all about the 31 {Cheap & Easy} DIY Organizers series.  I had so much fun bringing so many great ideas to you all month!

OK, on to November!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 31 - Extra Bits {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}





Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

It's day 31!  We're at the end of this series.  Thanks so much for sticking with me throughout this series!

I've shared a LOT of cheap and easy DIY organizers this month.  So you can't use the excuse that organizing is too expensive anymore.  Because there are 100+ ideas in this series that show it isn't.

Today, I have a few more DIY organizers to show you.  These didn't fit any particular day's theme, so I'm including them all here today as "extra bits".

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 30 - Garage Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Garage organizers really help keep your garage, well, organized.  But they can be very expensive!  You CAN organize your garage without spending a lot of money though.  Just be creative and find items you can use to keep like items together.

Here are some DIY Organizers for your garage.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 29 - Repurposed Furniture (Part 2) {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

The series is wrapping up soon, but I've still got a lot of ideas I want to share with you!  I've already shared ideas for repurposing dressers and repurposing furniture to help you organize.  But I have a few more repurposing furniture ideas to share with you today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 28 - Earring Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

I've already shared cheap and easy DIY bracelet organizers and two sets of necklace organizers in this series (scroll to the links at the end if your missed them).  Today I want to share organizers for your earrings.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 27 - Shelves {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Shelves are a great organizing tool.  But they can be expensive to buy.  If you want to use shelves to help you organize, but don't want to spend a lot, you can make your own shelves, often for a fraction of the cost of buying them.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about how you can DIY shelves!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 26 - Offices (Part 2) {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

I already shared several cheap and easy DIY Office Organizers a few weeks ago.  But you can never have too many office organizing ideas right?!  So here are a few more ideas to help you get your office organized and keep it that way!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day 25 - Bedroom Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Bedrooms can become overwhelming.  It's easy to shut the door on the mess and let the clutter accumulate.  Here are some great cheap and easy DIY organizers to help you take back control of your bedroom!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 24 - Kitchen Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Today I'm sharing cheap and easy DIY organizers for your kitchen.  The kitchen is the hub of your home and it works hard for you.  So it's important to keep it organized.  There are lots of kitchen organizers you can purchase to help you with this, but here are a few DIY ideas to save you some money.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 23 - Repurposed Furniture {31 Cheap and Easy DIY Organizers}





Before I start today's post, I want to acknowledge what happened in Ottawa yesterday.  Canada is, and always will be a peaceful nation.  Which is why the violence yesterday shocked us to our core.  But what was meant to increase fear and hatred, has only made us stronger and more united.  My prayers are for the family and friends of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.  Thank you to all men and women who serve and protect our country every day.  I'm so proud to be a Canadian.


Photo Courtesy CBC News

OK, on with the post.

Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

I shared ideas earlier in this series for repurposing dressers to help you organize.  But there are lots of other furniture pieces you can repurpose that will create organizational space.  Here are a few other ideas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 22 - Necklaces Part 2 {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

I've already shared cheap and easy DIY organizers for bracelets and necklaces, but there are SO many great DIY jewelry organizers out there that I'm sharing some more!  One thing I've noticed through this challenge and the comments and emails I've received is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to organizing.  Especially DIY organizing!  So here are a few more ideas to inspire you and help you organize your necklaces.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 21 - Chalkboard Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Do you sometimes forget important details or lose the sticky note you wrote a reminder on?  Having a permanent place to keep those sorts of reminders or messages is a great way to get organized!

Today I want to show you some cheap & easy DIY chalkboard organizers.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 20 - Craft Supplies {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

I already showed you DIY ideas for organizing ribbon and washi tape earlier in this series, but if you're a crafter, or have one in your family, there are lots more craft supplies that need organizing!  Here are some more cheap and easy DIY organizers for craft supplies.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 19 - Drawer Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Drawers can become overwhelming if they aren't organized.  But you don't have to buy expensive drawer organizers to make a difference!  There are so many cheap and easy DIY options.

Check these out!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Day 18 - Displaying Artwork {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}





Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

One thing that clutters up a home quicker than anything is kids' artwork.  All their creations are beautiful and it's hard to purge any of them.  But one way to show how special some of them are is to display them in your home.

Today I'm sharing cheap and easy DIY ideas for displaying kids' artwork.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 17 - Scarf Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}





Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Do you like to wear scarves?  I don't mean the woolly, wear-them-when-you-go-sledding type of scarves.  I mean the pretty, dresses-up-a-simple-outfit kind of scarves.  If you do, they can be tricky to organize sometimes.  You don't want them to get wrinkled or tangled, and you want to be able to see the scarves you have, so you can wear them all and not just the 1-2 favourites that are always around.

Today I'm sharing cheap and easy DIY organizers for your scarves.