April 29, 2015

VLOG: Magazine Files

One of my favorite topics to chat about here on the blog is when I share easy, inexpensive, simple organization solutions with you. I've shared many products over the years here on the blog...products that have all been tried and tested by me and my clients. Recently I shared an easy solution used in my own home office...magazine files!...

I can't express enough how much these magazine files have changed my office space. Everything that was once taking up priceless drawer space is now organized vertically in these little gems. Love. This.


April 28, 2015

Simply Done: A Garage for Him - Part 1

Most of the clients I work one-on-one with are women, but occasionally I get so excited when the man of the house offers some input. This tends to happen in just a few spaces, mainly the garage. So when this absolutely adorable family hired me a few weeks ago to help change their home for the better, the husband was all in (right away!) and begged me to start in the garage.

Now, typically I leave the garage for last. During our process together, the garage ends up being the space where questionable items go to live until we're done with the complete interior. During the weeks we work together, items may go out and come back in if we find a new spot or use. But he was desperate to start in the garage and here's why. These are images I snapped from my cell during our consult...again, no judgement allowed. This family is lovely and very dedicated to their extended families and children...

Yup, after first glance I agreed with Dad - let's begin here!

April 26, 2015

Pantry Organization with Eye-D Bands + A Giveaway!

Happy Monday, friends! Welcome to a new week here at Simply Organized. Monday's are always awesome for me when I can share a new organization product and giveaway with you...my sweet readers. And that's exactly what's happening today. So let's not waste another breath and get to it.

I'm especially excited about this product / giveaway...not only has it changed my pantry, it's a product I guarantee each and every one of you will love and appreciate as well.

Meet Eye-D Bands...

April 24, 2015

Simply Done: Smart(er) Home

Welcome to the home of my new weekly client! Have I mentioned I love my job? Well, I do...so there's that. ;-) But what I love even more is meeting new people with new challenges and helping them get organized. Simply. 

Recently, this precious family of 3 renovated their home and not only is it stunning, it's a smart home.  But with Simply Organized, it's about to become even smarter. This is a classic case of undergoing a renovation, moving a couple times while the work was being completed, and then unpacking quickly to get everything out of boxes...because you were desperate to get settled at home again. Then, add on top of that...no systems or solutions in place. 

No one is to blame here. We've all been in this spot. Sometimes we move into a new house and suddenly morph into deer in headlights. You don't know where to begin or where to put items because you haven't lived in the new space yet. In time those defined spaces and routines become evident...but you're already buried and don't know where to start...how to dig out...how to get organized. 

That's when you call in a professional for help...and a whole bunch of fun too!

April 18, 2015

One Day I'm Going To Get More Organized - More Office Tweaking

Bet you thought I forgot about this little series, didn't you? Ha! My friends, have faith in this lady. I got you. I'm so grateful my business took off as quickly as it did, but while I'm busy helping other people...spaces in my own home are being neglected. My blogging time may be limited in this stage / transition...but you should see my list of blog posts. This series is still near and dear to me and it will go on.

And it is - today!

April 11, 2015

Organized Special Needs Paperwork + A Giveaway!

Popping in on this beautiful Saturday to share an organization idea as well as a generous giveaway! You guys know I love talking about organization and sharing a giveaway with you....but this giveaway is a special one. One near and dear to this mommy's heart.

April 10, 2015

Simply Done: Organized Garage - Phase 1

The garage.

The spot where everything goes until you figure out what to do with it. Or as is the case in my professional experience, the spot where items go until they end up getting donated. So I thought it was particularly funny the other day when I saw this comedy bit by Jerry Seinfeld...

"Garage may just be a form of the word garbage.". 

And I pretty much fell over laughing when he said "once you're living in the same room as the garbage cans, well...it won't be much longer now.".

He's too much!

All jokes aside, do you notice how most of the stuff you bring out of the house and into the garage doesn't end coming back in? Does it simply end up being donated when you finally get around to it? I think his little bit is a perfect example in making a conscious effort to think through a purchase before actually making it. 

Garages are a huge issue when it comes to organization. It's essentially a large room in your home where a car (or two, if you're lucky) is supposed to live along with other random things like tools, bikes, and misc home products that don't have a place to live inside. These days a lot of us park outside and use the garage as an extra room, work space, workout space, or play area for the kids. But mainly, what I've been seeing lately (whether I'm working for someone or not - you know you've driven by and seen "those" garages!) is that garages are super unorganized. This isn't anyone's fault - most people struggle with where to begin to get organized in a garage. Fact is, it took a while to get to this point...and that means it will take a little while to sort it out. But IT WILL get sorted out - don't be down about it!

Like every other area in your home, I love to see a garage that is organized and a space that makes it easy to find what you need when you need it. So, if you're lucky enough to have a garage, make it work for you! This is easy if you create zones.

March 30, 2015

Simply Done: Pretty in Pink

Another precious little girl, another organized girly bedroom! You'd be hard-pressed to find me unhappy any day of the week. Especially when I'm blessed to work with awesome clients, in fun spaces - like this one! Sure this room may have started out a little unorganized...