Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Step 1 - Calendar: The Moms' Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free

Last week I told you that I am going to get you ready for the new year and coach you to get organized and clutter free. I've got everything a mom could want to know to get your house and life organized. This week we're going to start working on just life in general. You have to decide what kind of calendar person/family you are going to be. For me, I'm all digital {paperless} but I have a large family calendar, too. For you, it might be that you've tried several different ways and you've been unsuccessful, but until you make it a habit EVERY SINGLE NIGHT to sit down and work through what your day will need to basically look like the following day, or weekly sit down and plan out meals and family business, you aren't going to be able to even attempt to keep your house clutter free or organized. 

Step 1 - Calendar: The Moms' Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Moms' Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free

Today is the day! This year is YOUR year! You can get your house decluttered and organized - I'm here to coach you through it! We're going to answer all your questions and excuses for not doing it. Are you ready?

The Moms' Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free

First, let me say, if you don't really want to be organized or clutter free, you won't. It's like trying to make someone lose weight that doesn't want to. It's not going to happen. You have to WANT to make changes. You have to WANT to get organized. You have to WANT to get rid of the clutter. 

The Moms' Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free

Second, this is not a challenge. I know there are lots of "challenges" to get organized in so many days, but I'm not necessarily a big believer in these for everyone. It probably works for some, but my goal is to help you develop solid, long-lasting habits that will help you to stay clutter free and organized. So, if you're looking for a challenge, this isn't it. 

Third, start thinking about what you want for your home. I am adamantly anti-perfectionism. If you are a perfectionist, you absolutely have to give up that thinking - imperfect organization. That's a big topic I'll be talking about throughout this journey and series. 

The Moms' Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free

What area of your life do you need to organize? Your schedule, your kitchen, your whole house, your whole life? Share this with your friends and tell them where you hope to get organized this year!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

6 Ways to Conquer Letting Go of Meaningful Things

“But,  What If I need It Someday?”

6 Ways to Conquer Letting Go of Meaningful Things

This is a common thought we have when we want to declutter and get organized.  I would bet that if you have a small (or large) problem in your home with clutter that you (or someone in your home) has used that phrase once or twice. This thought can sometimes even paralyze our ability to get rid of anything.   

My grandmother was born to a poor family in 1930 and spent her childhood playing with bits and pieces of scraps and junk in the yard rather than the playhouses, swing-sets and electric ride-on cars that her great grandchildren enjoy. Unlike many of her generation, who struggle with hoarding, she kept an immaculate home all of her life.  

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Label Up!

I have been compensated by DYMO MobileLabeler to share my opinions. 

If there is ever a tool that is important for organizing, it's a label maker! I love having a label maker. So, if you're getting ready to make a resolution and want a quality tool, think about how a MobileLabeler from DYMO would be so nice to have - for the professional organizer, the office worker, or just someone like me who labels all things necessary! It's got the potential to make labeling all those things possible and with style and class! So, it's time to Label Up!

Get Organized and Label

Friday, December 9, 2016

3 Ingredient Baked Egg Casserole

Weekday mornings can be crazy and I'm always trying to make thing easy for breakfast, but I don't want store made or processed food for our family. So, I've found something easy that my teenaged son, who has to leave at 6:30 each morning for school, can make himself and I know he gets a good breakfast.

3 Ingredient Baked Egg Casserole

This is an Easy Bake Egg Casserole and you only need THREE ingredients!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Making the Most of "Leftovers"

Do you like leftovers?  If not then you probably haven't made the most of them!  I used to think that the best way to handle leftovers is to pack them up and send them to work with my hubby, but now I've actually started cooking extra on purpose so that I can use the leftovers for another meal all together.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas in the New Kitchen

Now that we've got a new kitchen, I figured it would be important for me to get some new decor in there for Christmas, of course! I wanted to share how I decorated in there and maybe give you some ideas for your own home, too!

Christmas in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

25 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas + FREE Christmas Budget Printable

Every year I find you amazing gift ideas that don't cause clutter! And, I've found some more again this year! I've broken them up into categories to help give you an idea of what to give for a specific person. Also, as a reminder, feel free to download my FREE printable for making you list and budget for Christmas.

25 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas + FREE Christmas Budget Printable

Getting the right gift for the person you love in your life is easy if you know what to look for, but it's especially important not to cause them any more clutter, too! Here's 25 gift ideas for not causing clutter!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Traveling and Organizing Essential Oils

I'm sure that many of you have been busy traveling this summer. I like to travel to an extent but, admittedly, am a homebody! I'm also an avid essential oils user and have found that traveling with my oils is beneficial and necessary. I get asked often how to travel with them and organize them for the trip. So today I'm going to share with you how I travel both in the car or on airplane with them, plus I'm going to share my EIGHT most important oils to travel with!

Diffuse Balance in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Friday, November 18, 2016

Five Natural Ways Your Family Can Keep Well This Season

Having a well-organized, well prepared home is key to me. It is a calming and relaxing thing, right? If you don't have that, the chaos can make you feel anxious and stressed. Well, I feel this way about the possibility of getting sick in this season, as well. We like to stay organized and prepared. One of those ways is through natural means and essential oils - we've been using essential oils for years now. And, we are rarely sick in our home, due in part to the use of essential oils and other natural ways. The best way is for us to naturally boost our immune system and to have the proper oil ready for us to do this. I want to share our family's five natural ways of keeping well.

Five Natural Ways Your Family Can Keep Well This Season

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Best Thing About Reusable Bags + Giveaway

I have been given compensation from Full Circle Home to express my 
opinions on their product and share with you. All opinions are my own. 

Over the years I have become more and more of a conscious Mama, who is focused on a natural, organic lifestyle, the more I learn about the things that are in our food, our health, and environment. So, to say that I want to have environmentally conscious products, describes me completely! One of my newest favorite companies is Full Circle Home - a company dedicated to earth friendly, non-toxic products. This is something I can get on board with! 

Ziptuck reusable bags :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Today I wanted to share a new product that I've been using and offer it as a giveaway to you - reusable bags. It's one of the products I've been searching for a long time to find that really works, can be washed in the dishwasher, and is truly leak proof. I found it - AND I get to give them away to one of my readers! Please read on to find out more...

Friday, November 11, 2016

Welcome to my Organized, Colorful Home

I haven't updated my home tour in awhile so I thought it would be fun to share how my house looks right now, since doing my new kitchen and a few other areas this year. So, I'm going to walk you through the house! If you want to now specifics about that room, just click on the link I provide for each room. 

Welcome to our home!

Yellow front door of Organizing Made Fun's home tour

Our front yard got overhauled last year and is now completely drought tolerant and all native. Go HERE to read more about it. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Boom Shakalaka Entry Goes Stylin!

The kitchen update has been amazing! I am truly thankful and amazed every time I am in there, to know how updated and functional it is! But, my entry, which is right next to the kitchen, was looking a bit shabby! So, I realized I had to kick it up a notch so it could compete with the awesome boom shakalaka-ness of the kitchen!

Before: Drab and boring entry area :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

It started out nice, but it needed a lot more pizzaz. I mean, a lot!

Friday, November 4, 2016

I Hate Packing and 10 Reasons I'm Learning to Like it Again!

I was given compensation from EzPacking to share with you my experience with their amazing product that will make you a much happier packer, too! Plus, I've got a great coupon code for OMF readers...so read on!

If there ever was something I'm happy to share with you, it's that I hate packing. I'm not exactly sure what makes it so awful - perhaps it's the idea that I can't fit everything in that I want or the not knowing what to wear or maybe just the having to put outfits together and not knowing what "mood" I'll be in when I get there. Do you feel my pain? Maybe not, but packing is just one of those dreaded things for me. Funny thing is, my husband can pack in like 5 minutes - well, he actually likes ME to do his packing but he can pick out all his clothes in 5 minutes. Anyway, I digress...

I Hate Packing and 10 Reasons I'm Learning to Like it Again! :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How to Make 10 (Pressure Cooker) Freezer Meals In A Day

So you've seen those pressure cookers and instant pot recipes and heard all the hype but you're not sure if you're ready to take the plunge.  After all, you're just a "normal Mom,"  do you really have time to cook for hours, bag and then freeze it all just to save a little time?  Are you longing for an honest opinion about just how doable this "power cooking" actually its?  I was wondering the exact same thing so I tried it, and I'm going to share the whole truth with you today.  

How to Make 10 (Pressure Cooker) Freezer Meals In A Day :: OrganizingMadeFun.com