Monday, September 29, 2014

September Synopsis

When most of the country is enjoying fall leaves and the joy of fall fashion week,  the worst of the  summer heat has threatened to melt us all out here in LA!  September leaves us longing for lovely scarves and a cup of hot tea, but we will just have to wait a little longer.

Lots of organizing ideas for the month of September :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fighting the Drought in California - Grey Water

{More organizing posts coming soon, but I want to share 
with you about a project we are working on in our home}

Having lived in California my whole life, I've learned the words "water conservation" and "drought" many times here. It's something I remember my parents talking to us kids about when I grew up in Northern California. I remember that we only flushed after going "number 2", otherwise, you just left it in there and flushed at the end of the day so we wouldn't waste water. We couldn't run the water while brushing our teeth. It didn't seem horrible - just being careful with water. Now I live in Southern California, where we have even less rain than Northern California, and a drier climate. This year, they are saying is the worst drought in recorded history in the state of California - which may not bother you, but guess what? You probably get a LOT of your food from California. So, our decision to "go native" and plant a drought tolerant front yard couldn't have come at a better time! But, we've recently discovered something else - grey water. Do you know what that is?

{The winners of the Hands Free Tote Giveaway have been announced. 
Go HERE and scroll to the bottom of the post to see if you won}

Drought Tolerant Front Yard Landscape :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Monday, September 22, 2014

Procrastination: Organization's Enemy

{This post written by Tiffany, my wonderful assistant}. 

This week I am doing battle against one of my biggest foe's: procrastination.  When I'm overwhelmed with all there is to do and behind on my work and when the house has become a stopping-off point and ceased to feel like home, then I know it's time to tackle this all-too-familiar enemy.

Procrastination: Organization's Enemy :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hands Free Tote + Giveaway

One of my newest sponsors, United Solutions, sent me a hands free tote that is so unique and fun! AND, they are going to give FIVE of them away to my super, awesome READERS!! This is such a unique product...

Hands Free Tote Giveaway :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

More Turquoise Fun!

We must be a turquoise loving bunch. Last week I shared the turquoise cart I got from Ikea to organize all my piano teaching stuff. And this week I wanted to share a quick update of my daughter's new turquoise curtains...yes, that I made! If you want a tutorial, I'm sorry but that's not what you'll see because I'm not much on sewing!  Her tween room has been such a fun place for her to hang out and we added another splash of color with functionality...

Tween Girls' Room :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

From Cars to Fashion - My Favorites!

I love sharing my favorite things with you...I discover all kinds of neat things on the web, around my house, recipes, essential oils, and more and I want to share those with you. I have been blessed with great readers who have also shared some great things with me and turned me to some fun things too!

Monthly List of Favorite Things from and Organizing Blogger :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Monday, September 8, 2014

Organized Cute Cart

Sometimes, when you have a little dilemma where you and your hubby don't agree, you have to come up with a compromise. Right? Well, that's what we had. You see, I'm a piano teacher as well as a blogger and every May I have a recital for all my piano students....

Cute, Organized Ikea Raskög Cart :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Everyday Feelings of Being Overwhelmed

Am I the only one who struggles with anxiety? Am I the only one who feels completely out of control at times? Maybe we struggle in different ways - you might struggle with clutter being out of control where I struggle with "life" feeling crazy and out control. 

How to deal with anxiety when you're overwhelmed by life :: OrganizingMade Fun.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

How I Meal Plan with Pinterest

Yes, I {heart} Pinterest. I always have. I suppose I always will. I use Pinterest for so much. I'm one of those "copy-catters" with a twist. I get tons of inspiration from Pinterest for decorating, organizing, parenting, food, and everything else! So, it should come to you as no surprise that I use Pinterest for my meal planning. Yep! I've been using it for awhile now and I've had some pretty good outcomes as a result. I'm going to share with you how to make it work well for you and find really good recipes that are going to be a hit with your family AND plan your meals - something we organized people like to do! 

How to Meal Plan with Pinterest: An Easy Way to Keep on Top of Your Meal Planning :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beach Bags to Back Packs

Well it happened again! August has come and gone.  The fancy free days of summer have given way to the order and discipline of school days once more.
Lots of great organizing ideas for the month of August :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Monday, August 25, 2014

11 Ways to Organize with Washi Tape

What could be more fun than using washi tape to organize? Or, maybe, you're wondering what in the world is washi tape? Well, if you don't know, you may have been living under a rock! Today I'm going to show you 11 Ways you can use it to organize -- the good news is that it's cheap and pretty! Two very important things when it comes to organizing, in my opinion!

11 Ways to Organize with Washi Tape :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Updated Office and an Organized Closet

Earlier this week, I shared with you how I deal with my husband's clutter. I got a LOT of great feedback and many of you are struggling with this. I hope it encouraged you! Today, I'm going to share my husband's closet - which I showed you a couple of years ago - but I've got better lighting, slightly better camera skills, and other ideas for helping him to keep organized in his closet that I didn't do a few years ago.

Master Hallway :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Monday, August 18, 2014

How I Deal with My Husband's Clutter: An Honest Confession from an Organized Wife

My husband travels often for business. Last week, he was away on a trip and I decided that I needed to spiffy up his closet. So, I opened it up and started refolding things that had fallen over and put back "where they belong" {or at least in my world of where it belongs}. I'm not going to lie, I don't like clutter. I don't like anyone else's clutter. I love my husband - he's amazing and so wonderful. But, I REALLY don't like his clutter. How do I deal with his clutter?

How I Deal with My Husband's Clutter: An honest confession from an organized wife :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Thursday, August 14, 2014

20+ Ideas to Get Organized for School

It's time for kids to head back to school for many of us. And, for years, I have been motivating and inspiring you to help you stay as organized with making this transition as smooth as possible! I've got lots of great ideas. But,

20+ Ideas for getting organized for school :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Favorite Things: Back to School Style + Giveaway

Once again I'm going to share some of my favorite things, but this month I'm sharing my favorite back to school organizing things! Plus, this month I'm going to giveaway ALL my favorite things - yep, giving them away!! One of you will something special from Organizing Made Fun to keep your school year organized, so be sure to enter below!

My Favorite "Back to School" Organizing Gadget Giveaway :: OrganizingMadeFun.com