Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June 2015 Wrap Up - Summer Clean Out

Its hard to believe that June is already done:  It seems we were just longing for school to end and now we are looking foreword to celebrating Independence day


Have you declared your independence from your cluttered mess yet?  Those of you who are following me on Instagram know that I have been busy getting rid of TONS of stuff!  

Join me on the #OMFgreatsummercleanout2015 and experience the joy of freedom from the stuff you don't need! 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How to Fake a Plank Wall: Teen Boys Room Update

I have been compensated and provided materials to share this fun project! 
While I've been compensated by Walls Republic, opinions are 100% mine!

Our 16 year old son is getting a makeover on his room. The last time we painted his room he was 8, so it's long overdue! I suggested an "industrial look to him" and showed him pictures and he was all for it. Along with this look is the fun planked wall look and I wanted that for his room, but I did NOT want to do that much work. Thanks to wallpaper, I was able to fake it in under 2 hours!

Teen Boy Industrial Look bedroom moodboard ::OrganizingMadeFun.com


You may remember that we made him a really unique, large desktop with laminate flooring, just a couple of weeks ago. So, now I was ready to work on his big red wall. Check out this before and after below! You're going to want to pin this post -- it's that good!

Friday, June 26, 2015

11 Ways to Organize with Towel Rods

If you haven't figured it out by now, I LOVE getting creative and finding cheap ways to organize! So, today I've found 11 ways to organized with something probably everyone has in their house - towel rods! Check these amazingly inexpensive and simple ways you can use them to organize - be sure to pin this so you don't forget too!




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

5 Simple Things I Do Daily to {Fake} an Immaculate House

I feel like I've been opening my eyes to extra clutter lately! It's amazing, really. I'm going to write a post about it as soon as I finish all the summertime decluttering, but today I wanted to address 5 simple ways that I do on a daily basis that help me to have my {fake} immaculate house. Believe me, I'm no perfectionist and I really don't need things lined up in order just so. There is hope for you, whether you ARE a perfectionist or not, that you can keep your home looking amazing without having to slave over your home everyday to do it.

5 Simple Things I Do Daily to {Fake} an Immaculate House :: OrganizingMadeFun.com


Friday, June 19, 2015

RV Organizing and Storage Hacks {Small Spaces}

It all began innocently enough...borrowed an RV for a vacation that was "different" than we had before, and turned into our absolute love for RVing! So, maybe you don't own an RV or have never had any kind of interesting "glamping" desire, but keep with me here. I have come up with some small space - like an RV, too - organizing and storage hacks from our brief six months of owning our own RV. I think that these will definitely help you think outside the box. And, if you have a friend who RVs or you are thinking about it in the future, pin this post and pass it on! Here are my hacks for getting the most use of a small space in your {home or} RV.



RV Hack - store bedding underneath pull out couch :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Boy's Room Update: Easy Desktop Tutorial

I have been compensated and provided materials to share this fun project! 
While I've been compensated, opinions are 100% mine!

I shared a few weeks ago how our teenage son is turning 16 and so it was time to give him a little update in his room. I proposed this to him and he seemed very happy with "Mom's ideas" -- he really doesn't care too much about what his room looks like but is ready to let his red wall go....however, I'm doing one thing at a time.



Boy's Room Desktop made from laminate flooring:: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

Short on Storage Space?

Are you short on storage space? This can make it difficult to stay organized and clutter-free.


If your short on storage space, try these to make it work :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Four Ways to Help Your Kids be Organized and Responsible for Life

4 ways to help your kids be organized and responsible for life :: OrganizingMadeFun.com


Originally I wrote this piece for the website MOB Society - Moms of Boys. But, both girls AND boys can benefit from all that I'm talk about!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Travel and Be Organized!

Summer is here and I'm guessing that many of you will be traveling soon! If not, pin this for the next vacation you take so you can remember how to get your suitcase, luggage, and travel all organized! Whether you drive, fly, driving an RV, camping in a tent, or takiong a cruise, I've got some great resources for you to get organized on your next trip!

Travel and be organized :: OrganizingMadeFun.com


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Organizing for Families on the Run

Organizing for families on the run - when you're so busy you don't know what to do :: OrganizingMadeFun.com


From Tiffany, my assistant! Filling you in on some great organizing tips!





With 4 kids aged 18, 15, 10 and 1 I have someone at basically every stage of parenting.  I was breastfeeding my newborn at my daughter’s welcome week for college!  Some days are comical to be sure, and if I had a nickel for every time someone asked, “how do you do it?” I would be rich.  
Track meets, youth group,  student council meetings, Bible study and many more things fill my calendar each week. 

Here are some tips and tricks I've learned through the years to help you busy families cope!

Monday, June 1, 2015

May 2015 Wrap Up + Summer Organizing Ideas!

Its hard to believe that May is over and its already summer time!  I hope you have been inspired to get to your projects no matter if they are big or small.  



Friday, May 29, 2015

Planning Summer Vacation

I asked Lisa Woodruff, who is a professional organizer, blogger and podcast host at www.organize365.com, to share how she plans her summer vacation! She's sharing how she does it! 

Every Sunday night I sit down and go through my Sunday Basket to plan my week and catch up on my mail. This week I am planning our summer.


  The Sunday Basket: Week 12 - Planning Summer Vacation | Organize 365 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Tour of Homes {Organized} 2015

Welcome, if you are new here! 

Today I have the privilege of joining a whole lot of amazing bloggers for home tours of all our homes - and you may have just come from seeing Donna of Funky Junk Interiorswho has such an amazing way of making rust look beautiful, and a big thank you to Gina of The Shabby Creek Cottage for hosting this awesome summer home tour.

I'd like to say that I feel that I have really created a home that is truly my style, after living in this home for nine years. I hope you enjoy my colorful,  slightly "modern with a vintage twist" decor. I'm not afraid of colors or patterns. Our home was built in 1947 and I love the character, the built-ins, the closets, and all the vintage that comes from having a home from that era. Hopefully you'll also gain some ideas for an organized home too!


Beautiful and bold blue home with yellow front door :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

I want to start with the front of my home and welcome you to our beautiful, Southern California yard - all native plants, drought tolerant {we're really into green living here, if you are new here}. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Reflection of Five Years

It's hard for me to really believe that I have been blogging for five years today. I remember a few weeks before I actually took the plunge to my first blog post, I kept wondering what a good subject would be. What wasn't out there that I was good at. Three things were in my mind - gardening, decorating, and organizing. 




Sunday, May 24, 2015

Last Chance for FREE offer from ePantry!

There is only a short time left to get in on the amazing offer from ePantry that I told you all about! It's ending TODAY in just a few hours! {at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time}.


Get the Kitchen Clean Kit from ePantry :: OrganizingMadeFun.com