Decluttering

Declutter Anything using Post-It Notes

Declutter ANYTHING using the Post-It Note Method

I have a very simple tip today, but it’s super versatile.  You can use this tip to declutter virtually anything in your home.  I call this my Post-it Note method.  Works to help you declutter everything from clothes to books to linens. One thing I really LOVE about this method is that it helps you […] Read more…

Moving with Teenagers

5 Tips for Moving with Teenagers

Parents understand that teenagers can get a bit hard to deal with. They’re in a stage in their lives where they want to explore their independence, which can come off in the wrong way. And if we’re doing a big life transition like moving with teenagers, this can be difficult for them to adjust to. […] Read more…

11 Tips for Organizing Your Drawers

Nothing compares to the feeling of a freshly cleaned and organized home. It doesn’t take an expert to figure out the benefits of a tidy living space. However, it’s much easier said than done to maintain an orderly house when life gets busy. In the midst of our fast-paced lives, it’s easy for our drawers […] Read more…

Got Clutter Decluttering Course Hilary Pulling Curls Featured Image

Got Clutter? I’ve got the Answers You NEED

If you’ve got clutter around your house, you are missing out on the peace and serenity that you could be enjoying.  However, there are so MANY problems which can cause clutter.  Depending on which ones are your particular bugaboos, I’ve got some GREAT solutions that will help you. If your problem is your spouse is […] Read more…

Having your house smell great is a terrific feeling. I've got some products that will help you clean your home and also make it smell WONDERFUL.

Cleaning Tips to Make Life Easier and Great Smelling

I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning.  Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all very intricately linked topics.  In order to make life easier for your cleaning, you need to have the clutter out of your way.  Otherwise, the cleaning operation will take twice as much time.  And also […] Read more…

Kitchen reveal - our brand new painted oak cabinets. It's gorgeous and was easier than you'd think.

Kitchen Reveal – Painted Oak Cabinets

Sooooo, we’ve been mucking around all summer with a kitchen remodel.  We’ve been poking around for like a year looking at painted oak cabinets, but it’s a big change, and an expensive one.  But we’ve had these old 70’s style golden oak cabinets in our kitchen for a decade and they weren’t very nice. This […] Read more…

Amazing Household Organizing Strategies for You

Organizing strategies are one of my best ways to keep my sanity on my busiest days.  I’ll bet you struggle with it too.  How ’bout if I share with you some products that would really help you boost your own organizing strategies. Let’s face it, part of the key to organizing your belongings is to […] Read more…

Professional organizer Seana Turner is joining us to talk about Spring cleaning for our digital devices.

Do Your Devices Need a Good Spring Cleaning?

Today we are talking about doing a Spring clean on your digital devices.  This is another guest post from my friend Seana Turner of the Seana Method.  Seana is a Professional Organizer – she’s actually the President of the Connecticut Chapter of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) and she’s going to help us with this […] Read more…

I have some brilliant ways to get the maximum use out of your storage.

Clever Ways to Maximize Your Storage

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Today we are going to talk about storage.  I think getting the best use out of your storage is something everyone struggles with and I’m sure you do too.  We all have SO much stuff and trying to store it in a way that protects it while still giving […] Read more…

Save Money by Organizing Your Move

Moving? Learn how to pack like a boss

Moving soon?  Moving can be a messy, expensive, back-breaking effort, so I feel for you. In the 30 or so years we’ve been married, we’ve moved a total of eight times.  I don’t like it much, but I have to say, I’m pretty danged good at it, so I thought I’d put together some tips […] Read more…

7 Ways to Make Your House SELF CLEANING

I don’t know about you, but I HATE cleaning!  Anytime there is the slightest chance that I could do LESS of it, I am all over it! So, I’ve been doing a little research on the topic and I’ve discovered not one, but SEVEN different ways you can keep your house cleaner by actually doing […] Read more…

Daily Clutter Maintenance

Secrets to Easy Daily Clutter Maintenance

Clutter is one of the one of the biggest challenges in keeping your home looking nice.  It can get out of control SO quickly and then you’re up to your neck in dishes, mail, shoes, newspapers, backpacks, etc.   If you can just get this one very simple clutter habit under control, you would be […] Read more…

Are You Making these Cleaning Mistakes?

My definition of a cleaning mistake is one that causes you waste time cleaning.  We’re busy people, so why spend MORE time cleaning instead of something more fun? So this is my collection of efficiency tips to make your cleaning routines FAST and EASY! Disclaimer:  This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate […] Read more…

Magazines can be an enormous source of clutter plus a waste of money. What if you just eliminated all of them.

How to Eliminate Magazine Clutter

America has a huge love affair with magazines.  There are thousands of magazines created every month for everything from knitting to golf and every other hobby or interest imaginable.  Most people have at least 5 to 7 magazine subscriptions every month. Makes me crazy because it’s such a waste. Probably millions of pages of print, […] Read more…

Get those photos out of shoeboxes and out of your phone and put them to USE. Easy steps to salvage and utilize them.

4 Easy Steps to Organizing Your Photos

  Is it just my imagination, or do we take about a zillion more photos than our parents used to take?  I guess it’s because we carry a camera around in our pocket every day, plus we so much more visual than we used to be.  But managing all those thousands of photos can be […] Read more…

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