Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blogiversary Week: 4th Flashback Post




This week marks my second anniversary of blogging here on From Overwhelmed To Organized!  It's been an exciting year!

All week I'm sharing last year's favourite and popular posts.  And to thank you for your support all year, I'm giving away 2 great organizing ebooks and a $25 gift card to Target (for US or Canada only).  Make sure you enter in the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post!

If you missed the other posts this week here they are:

Happy Blogiversary to me and a Giveaway for You!
Blogiversary Week:  2nd Flashback Post
Blogiversary Week:  3rd Flashback Post

So confession time... I'd planned to finish all these posts before I left for vacation and schedule them to publish while I was away.  Didn't happen.  And this has been the busiest vacation I think I've ever been on.  Those of you who have been to Disney know what I mean.  Plus, I've intentionally been spending less time online this vacation.  So, I didn't get this post written last night or during the day today.  Finally sitting down now... just a little late!  Those of you who subscribe by email will probably get two posts at once.  But it's better late than never right?!  :)

OK, so here's today's flashback post.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blogiversary Week: 3rd Flashback Post




This week marks my second anniversary of blogging here on From Overwhelmed To Organized!  It's been an exciting year!

All week I'm sharing last year's favourite and popular posts.  And to thank you for your support all year, I'm giving away 2 great organizing ebooks and a $25 gift card to Target (for US or Canada only).  Make sure you enter in the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post!

If you missed the other posts this week here they are:

Happy Blogiversary to me and a Giveaway for You!
Blogiversary Week:  2nd Flashback Post

Here's today's flashback post.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blogiversary Week: 2nd Flashback Post




This week marks my second anniversary of blogging here on From Overwhelmed To Organized!  It's been an exciting year!

All week I'm sharing last year's favourite and popular posts.  And to thank you for your support all year, I'm giving away 2 great organizing ebooks and a $25 gift card to Target (for US or Canada only).  Make sure you enter in the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post!

Here's today's flashback post.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Blogiversary To Me and a Giveaway for You!




This week marks my second anniversary of blogging here on From Overwhelmed To Organized!  It's been an exciting year!

Here are a few of my highlights:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Preserve Your Master Bedroom


I mentioned a few weeks ago that May and early June are going to be really busy for me with my hubby away, a "limited screen-time" family vacation, and preparing for the Trained Professional Organizer exam.  

I asked a few of my fellow organizing bloggers to guest post so I won't be completely overwhelmed and you can still benefit from some great organizing tips!  I'm so happy to be able to introduce these friends of mine to you.  Please make them feel welcome here :)

Here's a guest post from my friend Morgan!


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Hello fellow organizer enthusiasts! I'm going to be chatting with you about something that I am very passionate about, even though I don't have the best follow through in this area. There I said it.

I'm talking about making your master bedroom a restful nook, a place that is designed for just you and your partner, a room that says "adults come here to relax and recharge." I've read that the master bedroom should be considered the most important room in the home. That this room can set the tone for everything else that happens within your abode. And even though I know this, I still tend to ignore this fact and don't keep this room protected from the outside chaos.

Monday, May 19, 2014

7 Ways to Help a Sentimental Child Declutter



I mentioned a few weeks ago that May and early June are going to be really busy for me with my hubby away, a "limited screen-time" family vacation, and preparing for the Trained Professional Organizer exam.  

I asked a few of my fellow organizing bloggers to guest post so I won't be completely overwhelmed and you can still benefit from some great organizing tips!  I'm so happy to be able to introduce these friends of mine to you.  Please make them feel welcome here :)

Here's a guest post from my friend Alli!




Friday, May 16, 2014

Organizing Ideas For The Weekend: Road Trip Tips




Happy Friday!  Time for another organizing idea for your weekend!

Continuing on with my vacation, travel, and packing, packing, and more packing theme, today I want to share some tips for a great family road trip!  Road trips are great memory makers.  Memories that last a lifetime.  I still remember some road trips I took with my family when I was growing up.  And I've passed that love of road trips on to my kids. 

We nearly always take road trips for our family vacations.  Our kids don't actually know any other way of traveling because they've been taking road trips them since they were weeks old (actually even before they were born - the only time I remember being carsick - but that's another story).  I know they'd love to fly somewhere, but it's much more economical for us to drive at this point in our lives.  And saving money by taking road trips means we can go on vacations more often :)

We're road tripping to Florida soon, and when we get back I'll be sharing some of my own road trip tips, but in the meantime, here are some great ones I've found online, in case you're planning a road trip soon!  Or if you've never taken one because you've got too many concerns, hopefully these tips will help you overcome those! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5 Tips to Organize Paper


I mentioned a few weeks ago that May and early June are going to be really busy for me with my hubby away, a "limited screen-time" family vacation, and preparing for the Trained Professional Organizer exam.  

I asked a few of my fellow organizing bloggers to guest post so I won't be completely overwhelmed and you can still benefit from some great organizing tips!  I'm so happy to be able to introduce these friends of mine to you.  Please make them feel welcome here :)

Here's a guest post from my friend Lisa!



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Well, no matter what I hear about this "paperless" age we are living in... I have a LOT of paper!

Two years ago, I set out once and for all to tackle EVERY. SINGLE. piece of paper in my house. When I was done, I wrote a book about it. :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5 Ways to Not Get Overwhelmed When Packing for Your Next Vacation




Do you find packing for vacation overwhelming?  Are those days leading up to your holiday stressful as you try to finish everything on time?

A vacation is something you look forward to, eagerly anticipate, and dream about.  But as your departure date gets closer, that to-do list grows.

Today I want to share a few strategies that I've found help me feel less overwhelmed when I'm packing for a vacation, which in turn helps me enjoy my time away more :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Organizing Ideas For The Weekend: Packing Tips




Happy Friday!  Time for another organizing idea for your weekend!

Continuing on with my vacation, travel, and packing theme, today I want to share some great packing tips with you!

I've started packing for our upcoming vacation and I'll be sharing some of my own tips with you on Monday.  But in the meantime, here are some other tips I've found online.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Empty Space Dilemma


I mentioned last week that May and early June are going to be really busy for me with my hubby away, a "limited screen-time" family vacation, and preparing for the Trained Professional Organizer exam.  

I asked a few of my fellow organizing bloggers to guest post so I won't be completely overwhelmed and you can still benefit from some great organizing tips!  I'm so happy to be able to introduce these friends of mine to you.  Please make them feel welcome here :)

Here's the first guest post from my friend Kristin!




When purging and organizing, often times you get to the point where you have empty spaces.

Where does your mind go when you find or create empty space?
Do you right away try to find a way to fill it?
Do you just move items over to cover the bareness of the area?
Do you sit back and enjoy the empty space?

Monday, May 5, 2014

Printable Packing List - You Won't Forget Anything!





Do you worry you might forget something when you're packing for a vacation?  Have you ever arrived at your destination and realized you'd left something at home?

Worrying about forgetting something can cause a lot of stress.

Why go through that?  Use a packing list so you never forget anything!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Family Goals {Free Printable}




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

I'm so excited that May is here!  April was pretty disappointing weather-wise around here and didn't feel much like spring.  But it's a new month which gives me hope for warmer temperatures!