Toronto Corporate Event Planners

  The following article is for all my Toronto friends.  Enjoy! Why Toronto Corporate Event Planners Are a Must The job of a business owner is a hard one, but well worth the struggle and stress it can cause.  As a business owner, you will be responsible for keeping the morale in your office space high.  There are a variety of ways to achieve this and among the most effective is by planning an event.  Getting everyone in your … [Read more...]

How To Prepare For A Quick Move

Did you buy a house and end up with a great closing date? You know the kind; one month away, plenty of time to pack up and get everything ready to go. If so, GREAT! What happens if you get an email from your realtor saying you actually have ONE WEEK until you close on your new home?! Woah, going from one month to one week is a huge deal! Are you ready? Let me talk to you about it. The first thing you need to do is panic. JUST KIDDING! Get some … [Read more...]

Use Your “Special Stuff!”

Do you save things for a special occasion?  If so, this is how I gained so much clutter around my house.  Thank goodness I read a de-cluttering book that "woke me up!"  I saved everything instead of enjoying it.  For example, I used to sell Scentsy from 2012 -2013 so I have TONS of scent packs and the Scentsy sample kit shown above.  I never wanted to burn any scents when I wasn't in that particular room, so my Scentsy warmer only got used at … [Read more...]

Declutter Strategies

If you have been following along with my home remodeling, you know that I had to declutter a bit (remember all of those bags of things I got rid of?).   It can be hard to declutter once the clutter has added up over the years.  That is why I have come up with some decluttering strategies for you! First, you will want to put your first STOP clutter efforts where they will bear the most fruit.  Look for the places where you struggle the most and … [Read more...]

How To Defeat The Odds & Maintain A Clean Home

Article By Jason Roberts The very best way to win the battle of keeping your home clean, is to declutter it and get yourself organized.   A great deal of disarray not only causes your home to overwhelm you but it also clogs and clutters your thoughts.  The following will guide you through the most important decluttering principles so that you can defeat the odds while maintaining a clean home daily. Cease the flow of new items entering … [Read more...]

De-Cluttering Your Home: Living Room / Office

It’s time for Part 4 of our De-cluttering the home series!  Part 4 will cover the living room and office area. Books:  If there is one thing that collects dust faster than anything else, it’s a book sitting on a shelf.  If you have a bookshelf full of books, go through them and see which ones you are likely to read again. I f you come up with a stack that you will most likely never pick back up, consider donating them to the local library or … [Read more...]

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Do you feel that your kitchen is cluttered?  Do you have a designated "home" for all the items in your kitchen?  Is your kitchen in need of a good "clean out?" One type of item that takes up a ton of space in kitchens are the plastic storage containers that we put our leftovers in when we are ready to put them in the fridge or freezer.  I am not going to lie, I LOVE my plastic containers and I hate to get rid of them because you never know … [Read more...]

DIY Plastic Grocery Sack Storage

The kitchen, aside from the living room, is usually the central area of a home and it is the area that tends to get the most cluttered and unorganized since every single member in the household uses it.  We tend to keep a lot of items in the kitchen in case we need them later, but eventually we run out of space. If you are like me, you collect plastic grocery bags.  They are great for smaller trashcans that we keep in the bathrooms, next … [Read more...]

Organize Your Pantry

Are you ready to take your pantry to the next level?  If so, let’s get started!  Pantries are easy to clutter and keep unorganized due to the simple fact that most foods and cans are just thrown in there until they are used.  Whether you have a big or small pantry, this one simple tip applies to you! The first step is to assess the situation. In other words, open up your pantry and figure out which categories you store in there such as pasta, … [Read more...]

Combatting Clutter – Get Organized!

  Do you need a few tips on combating clutter in your home?  Spring is just around the corner, and it is time to clean out and clean up!  If you can add organization into that, your home will look great when you are done! If you have any jewelry boxes laying around (the flat cardboard kind you find at craft stores or dollar stores), insert them into your “junk drawer” and use them to organize pens, pencils, lipsticks or whatever … [Read more...]

Organized With Google Calendar On The Go

Are you one of those people who just LOVE to write everything down in your calendar and stay as organized as possible?  Me too!  Do you have a calendar that is just a little too big or heavy and you hate taking it with you everywhere because it weighs your purse down?  Guess what?  Me too! However, I have found the solution! I use Google calendar on my phone to keep track of appointments, reminders, ideas, play-dates, get-togethers, etc.  It’s … [Read more...]

Organize Your Desk Drawers

We have lived in our present home since 2008 and since then I have been shoving more and more into my desk drawer.  It has been time to clean this drawer out for some time now, but I just didn't make time for it.  My husband has been talking about needing desk drawers in his office and that made me think about all the drawers I was lucky enough to have, but couldn't even use because they were jam packed! Check out the picture above, those are … [Read more...]

Four Ways To Use Labels With Your Family

Do you use labels around the house?  I have a special drawer in the kitchen where I keep all my stickers and various labels.  My family is very active and I find myself using these labels on a regular basis.  Here are four of my favorite ways to use labels with my family. Use Labels For School My oldest son buys lunch at school, but during test week the kids are asked to bring their own lunches.  Since he is 13, he needs a plain label that … [Read more...]

Make Room, Organize Your Closet

Guess what I have been doing?  I am working on my New Year's Resolution.   Today I hauled out 3 more bags of clothing to be donated.  I quickly went through my son's and husband's tee shirt drawers, then moved on to the clothing in the closet.  Yes, I am a pack rat, but at least I can admit it.  Cleaning out all my unnecessary items will be hard on me so it is best if I do it a little at a time so it doesn't feel like I am parting with too many … [Read more...]

Labels Save the Day

Have I told you how much I love labels? As some of you know, I am a parent and a former teacher.  As such, I find myself needing to organize and keep track of hundreds of items every single day.  In at least one of my previous posts on my blog I professed my love of labels.  As far as I'm concerned, if it isn't moving, oily, or breathing, I just might try to label it! There are many reasons for a parent and teacher to use labels at home and … [Read more...]

Organize Your Errands With Orderly Chic

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, and husbands and children are searching for the perfect gift.  Kay McLellan is from Boulder, CO and has the perfect gift for this upcoming holiday.  Also being a mom/designer/entrepreneur, she  has come up with a clever organization solution with her line of (non-white) whiteboards from her brand Orderly Chic. Orderly Chic’s one-of-a-kind message boards help brighten up any locker, refrigerator or office … [Read more...]