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One-Year Organizing Plan + Free Printable

By |January 16th, 2015|

I recently blogged about how to achieve goals by breaking them into small chunks and tackling them a little bit over the course of time. This is the approach I’ve used the past two years to […]

One Out, One In.

By |September 30th, 2014|

If you’ve been around simplify 101 for a while then you know I believe there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all organizing solution. This is why it can be incredibly frustrating if you try to follow […]

5 Organizing Ideas You Can Do Today

By |September 12th, 2014|

Around here, fall is in the air today. If the same holds true for you, this means soon we’ll be spending even more time inside our homes. If your home isn’t as organized as you’d like […]

Should you hire a professional organizer?

By |August 29th, 2014|

One of the nice things about being a professional organizer is that you have friends who are also professional organizers. This can be incredibly handy. My friend Janine Adams and I have been swapping organizing services […]

Saying Goodbye to an Old Organizing System

By |August 26th, 2014|

I once saw a musical called I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. It was about romantic relationships, but the title came to mind recently when I decided to modify one of my favorite organizing systems, […]

Organization Tips: How to arrange your spaces to make life easier

By |July 22nd, 2014|

A few years ago, I hit on an idea that remains one of my all-time favorite improvements to my living situation. Every time I take advantage of this innovation, I’m grateful that I made the switch.

What […]

Organizing Tips: Two Questions to Ask While Sorting

By |July 1st, 2014|

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to work on a team organizing project. Our mission for the day was to organize a garage, which included a very large collection of tools. This project gave me […]

How to Make Peace With a Less Organized Partner

By |May 27th, 2014|

The first time I went to my husband’s house, long before we were married, I marveled at his CD collection—or more precisely, at how much it overlapped with my CD collection. I took that as a […]

7 Ways to Get Organized (Even if You Have No Time to Organize)

By |February 4th, 2014|

Last week, via my contact form, I received a message from Adrienne, a time crunched mom looking for organizing ideas. Maybe you can relate to her story…full time job, a child with three weekly activities, helps […]

14 Ways to Get Organized in 2014

By |January 23rd, 2014|

Last week I created a list of 14 reasons to get organized in 2014. Today, we’re going to talk about how to do it! That’s right—I’ve pulled a list of 14 ways to get organized in […]