Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring Cleaning Decluttering Tips {Video}

It's time for spring cleaning! But the very thought of cleaning can be overwhelming to many of us.

Maybe it's because we can't vacuum our floors until we pick up all the clothing on them first. Or perhaps you can't motivate yourself to dust because you know every surface in your home is covered with piles of stuff that you'd have to deal with. It might be that you are afraid to open that closet or cabinet door because you've been stuffing things in there all winter and you're worried it will all fall out.

Tired of all the clutter that's built up over the winter? Want to clear it out so you can free up your time and energy to enjoy the nicer weather and all the fun activities it brings with it?

If any of this sounds familiar, then it's time to declutter! Overwhelmed? I'm sharing tips today to help you get started :)

Friday, March 10, 2017

My 365 Items in 365 Days Update: February

How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 69th day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 69 items by now.  But don't worry about that if you've just started.  Just jump in!  It's always a good time to declutter :)

Today I'll be sharing what I've decluttered in February. I know, I know... it's March already. But I've been on such a decluttering spree lately that I'm still catching up sharing my progress with you.

By doing these updates I hope to give you ideas of things you can purge from your home and inspire you that it doesn't have to take a long time!

Friday, March 3, 2017

My 365 Items in 365 Days Update: January

How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 62nd day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 62 items by now.  But don't worry about that if you've just started.  Just jump in!  It's always a good time to declutter :)

Today I'll be sharing what I've decluttered in January. I'm a little behind on sharing but I've been decluttering a LOT! I'll share my February decluttering soon.

By doing these updates I hope to give you ideas of things you can purge from your home! Ready to see what I decluttered in January?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bedroom Organizing Tips From 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 organizing bedrooms.  They can become quite cluttered and disorganized because we often dump things in them and close the door.  I'm not the only one who does that right?! And kids' bedrooms definitely can become overwhelming with all their toys, sentimental items, and clothes of various sizes.  But organizing bedrooms can make such a huge difference. If everything has a place it's easier to keep them clutter-free. So you can relax in your room!

Check out all the tips in this post and find the ones that will help you organize your bedrooms!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

How To Host A Clutter-Free Birthday Party

Is your house overflowing with your kids' toys? Do your children receive tons of toys for their birthdays? Are you dreading the thought of having to organize all the gifts they will receive after their next birthday party?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider hosting a clutter-free birthday party! Not only will you be avoiding the onslaught of new toys in your home, you'll help your child learn to be generous. Win win!

My daughter had a clutter-free birthday party last year and it was a wonderful experience all around.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Getting Started With the Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle

Do you get overwhelmed thinking about going through all the resources in a big bundle like the Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle? I often do too and sometimes end up not going through any of them!

But that's silly. It's better to apply some ideas from a few resources than not apply anything because you're too busy to set aside time to go through ALL of them. It's like of like that saying... "Done is better than perfect."

To help you narrow down all the great resources to choose what's best for you, today I'm going to share some of my favourite resources from each category. That will give you a starting point and then you can choose other ebooks or ecourses or printables when you're ready to try some more ideas.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle FAQ

The Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle sale ends in just 2 days, and I’ve received some questions from some of you who want a bit more information before they decide whether or not to pick up their copy.

In case you have the same concerns, I want to share my answers to the most frequently asked questions today.

Before I do that though, I want to help you decide if this bundle is right for you. Although thousands of people have already bought their bundle in the last few days and started getting organized, others are hesitating, wondering if this Super Bundle is really for them.

Friday, January 27, 2017

My 365 Items in 365 Days Update {2016}

It's a new year in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge!  If you struggled to declutter in 2016, this is a fresh start for you!  And if you joined the challenge part way through last year, you can just keep right on decluttering!

It's the 27th day of the year today so if you just started in January (or started afresh), your target is to have purged at least 27 items by now!  If you haven't started yet, just jump in!  It's always a good time to declutter :)

Originally I'd planned to share an update every month on what I declutter. But depending on what else I was blogging about or how consistently I blogged, my updates often ended up being several months of decluttering combined into one post. Well, I didn't end up blogging very consistently in 2016 at all, so I only had a January update post and then I shared my progress throughout December in the #NetZeroClutter challenge.

So, today I'll be sharing what I've decluttered from February to November last year and give you my year-end totals. I'll try to be more consistent in 2017 :)

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Top Posts of 2016 - To Help You Declutter in 2017!

I know I'm a little late posting the top posts of 2016, but better late than never right?!

If you want to get organized this year and you aren't sure where to get started, these posts are a great starting point!

I'm going to share the top 5 posts that were published last year as well as the top 5 older posts that were still popular.  There's a bit of a pattern... can you find it?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Get Organized in 2017 With The Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle!

Are you overwhelmed with the clutter in your home? Are you trying to get organized this year? You're in the right place :)  I love sharing tips and inspiration to help you go from overwhelmed to organized!

And today I'm SO excited to tell you about an amazing resource that I really believe will help you do that!

[Update: Sorry this bundle sale is over. If you'd like to find out about similar future bundles, click here. For other great decluttering and organizing resources, check out my Organizing Resources page.]

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You're tired of the rush to get out of the house in the morning because you can't find your keys, or your kids can't find their shoes
  • You're stressed because you can't find that bill that you know is due in the piles of paper all over your home
  • You're drained from an exhausting day and don't have a clue what to prepare for dinner or the energy to figure out what you have in your home that you can easily throw together
  • You're annoyed with all the clutter on your counters and kitchen table that seems to just get shuffled from one place to another multiple times a day
  • You feel like you never have enough hours in the day to finish everything on your to-do list

If any of that resonates with you, please believe me when I say that there IS hope! I understand. I've been there. Heck I'm still there sometimes :)

It's why I started this blog. And it's why I became a professional organizer. And I love doing both! I love seeing and hearing about the difference organizing makes in people's lives.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

3 Easy Ways to Declutter

Are you overwhelmed with clutter but you don't know where to start decluttering? Maybe you made a new year's resolution to declutter but you haven't been able to make a dent in the clutter in your home?

Here are 3 easy ways to get started decluttering. They won't eliminate all the clutter in your home but they'll help you see a lot of progress in a short amount of time, which will motivate you to continue decluttering!

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!