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Does Your Car Fit in Your Garage?

September 14, 2018

Worried that your car won’t fit in the garage this winter? Let’s talk about organizing your garage so your car will fit!

Your garage is a large space, and most of the time it doesn’t have drawers, cabinets and a place to hang tools and sports equipment. A well-designed garage storage system can transform an untidy garage into an organized, efficient and enjoyable space. From simple cabinet storage, and hardworking workbenches, to a decked-out space complete with high-performance garage floor coatings, […] continue reading »

Organize My Meal Planning

June 22, 2018

Meal planning can feel time-consuming but in the long run, it will save you both time and money. Here are some tips for planning your week.

Designate a day to plan the week’s menu. Sunday is often a good day.

Plan a few meals and ask for family input. You don’t need to be the only one deciding what is for dinner! I usually plan 4 meals and then go to the pantry for spontaneous dinner ideas like pasta, soup, quinoa and […] continue reading »

Organize My Garage

May 29, 2018

Garages can really be a catch-all. And really, they are often the entryway to your home. You can get your garage organized and looking good by following these steps.

Make a plan. Inventory your garage for storage areas. If you do not already have shelving you will need to plan for that. Consider where you might store items while shelving is being installed. You might not finish the job in just one afternoon. So it’s important to have a plan as […] continue reading »

Organize My Closet

April 26, 2018

It is said that we wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time. Organizing your closet by sorting, editing, and then arranging your clothes is a great way to make your closet more efficient and help you wear more of your clothes!

The first step is to prepare. This is a good project for when you have a couple of hours and you are in the right mindset to tackle the project. You don’t want to leave this half done […] continue reading »

Tips for a Beautiful & Functional Mudroom

March 1, 2018

Mudrooms are front and center for keeping you organized, productive and on schedule.  This space should be user-friendly, allowing a buffer for keeping mud and debris from the rest of your home, should have storage for daily used items, and room for hobbies, sports and pet items.  Not sure where to start, let’s make a plan and give you some tips.

Make a Plan:
1. Declutter
2. Consider Your Layout Options
3. Materials
4. Time Changes, Think Ahead

Make a plan – Decide if you want, […] continue reading »

Cleaning Your Curtains

December 20, 2017

January is National Get Organized Month and your curtains haven’t been cleaned since you hung them.

Your curtains collect dust and dirt and smell that can stain and discolor the fabric. Here are some quick tips on cleaning your curtains.

 

To just get the dust off your curtains, use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove everyday dust and dirt. Want a bit deeper clean, there are hand-held steam cleaners and dry-cleaning sheets that can be used in your […] continue reading »

Chore Calendar

December 20, 2017

With each season comes a to-do list. Make things easy and start early. By doing a little at a time it will be a lot easier and not so stressful. Here are a couple things to think about when getting started.

Create a calendar. Calendar_CHORE_x ZoneThis will help with keeping track of what and when to do them. Share with your family and assign them a day to help with chores.
Clean and store unused toys and equipment.
Check out your pantry and fridge. Throw out old spices, aged […] continue reading »

Declutter in Fifteen Minutes or Less

December 20, 2017

Clearing clutter and organizing don’t usually top anyone’s list of fun things to do but it makes you feel a whole lot better when it’s done.  Finding the motivation and time can be the biggest challenge.  When I was in school, my teacher would tell me to not think about the whole project, but to break it up into pieces and work on it a little at a time.  It worked then and when it comes to decluttering and organizing […] continue reading »

Breaking Down the 2018 Trends

December 14, 2017

When researching the trends for 2018 I found a lot of information, some of it conflicting.  When considering whether to go with a trend, remember the bottom line to all of this is the word prediction.  If you’re considering remodeling or selling your home these trends might be of interests to you.  I’m sharing some of the notable trends for 2018 that peaked my interest and are from some notable sites.

A recently formed Trulia Design Panel that consists of designers and […] continue reading »

Shoe Storage and the Not-So-Tiny Shoe Collection

December 1, 2017

There’s more than one way to store your shoes

Incorporate storage that frees up that precious closet floor space . . . you know, for more shoes. We found the best shoe storage ideas that manage to be functional and not hideous.

Metal Grids
A stylish way to store shoes with heals is at your local hardware store.  Ask for a two-by-four-foot metal grid panel for a project and when you get it home leaned it against the wall.

Tall or Wide Baskets
A bit […] continue reading »