Because you can close the door to the pantry, it's easy to ignore it. But there's something very satisfying about organized food (for me anyways). So today I'm going to pass along my tips and tricks for giving your pantry a stylish… Continue Reading
March is here and in our neck of the woods, Spring arrived like a lion. If you're anything like me, the extra sunlight and climbing temperatures make you want to scrub your house from head to toe.
To help you feed your spring fever, we've compiled a set of PDFs to help you tend your house using items you have around the house (vinegar, coffee grounds, baking soda, and olive oil). Read on to find out how to download the set!… Continue Reading
Every now and then I'll run across a closet organizing idea that's just genius - simple, smart and ridiculously obvious. I'm sure you've had these moments, right? I call them the "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. Well here they are, all in one place, for your organizational… Continue Reading
Cleaning products can be expensive. And let's face it - many store bought varieties have toxic chemicals in them. So why not make your own natural cleaners at home? They're super simple to make and you probably already have most of the ingredients right in your pantry or under the sink. To take the guesswork out of it, we've rounded up ten of our… Continue Reading
There isn't always time to clean your house from top to bottom. In fact, there's hardly ever time for that. But recently, we've been using this system - it's fast and it works. It's the perfect way to prep for guests or company, or to put your life back in order so you can focus on what really… Continue Reading
Sigh ... cleaning. Sigh. My wife complains that when she asks me to help with cleaning she usually just finds me walking around from room to room with a dustpan in hand, trying to figure out where to start. Though I'll admit this is at least fractionally proscrastinative, it's also due to the overwhelming nature of the job. Where should I start!? What should I do!?
If you have that problem too (and even if you don't), we have a great cheat sheet to offer today. It's a free, downloadable PDF that will get you cleaning as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. You'll be like the Michael Jordan of cleaning, while I'll still be wandering around like Eeyore. Read on to find out how to get… Continue Reading
I love a clean house. That means that I clean or straighten up something every day. A quick wipe down of a bathroom sink, a speed dust-mopping. You get the idea. So you can imagine what happens when company is coming over. I go into hyper-drive. I do all the stuff that's expected, but I also do some things that I wouldn't necessarily… Continue Reading
I enjoy having guests at my house, but I don't love all the prep that goes along with hosting. So I've assembled 8 essential tips for whipping your home into shape so you don't waste your whole day preparing, and your guests feel welcome… Continue Reading
We've been talking about organization all month, and the bathroom is one of the hardest rooms to find extra space - but it's also super rewarding once it's done. Here are some tips for curbing the… Continue Reading
If you have lots of clutter, this is usually a good indicator that you have more stuff than your space will allow. Which means that it's time to pare down. So I'm here to help you reduce your stuff by 10% in just one weekend. Read on my… Continue Reading
Who says storage has to be ugly? These plain boxes got a glam makeover and are a sight to see when storing papers and other odds and ends in the office! … Continue Reading
With all the craziness of the holiday season, I've been ignoring the massive piles of mail and paperwork that have accumulated on my desk. But now that I finally have some time, I'm doing a massive makeover. Here are some expert tips on how to create an effective (and pretty) filing… Continue Reading
If you're like me, you've used every excuse in the book to not take your holiday decor down and store it away. Whether you are too busy or too stressed, we are two weeks into the new year and that stuff needs to be put away! … Continue Reading