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How to Get Into the Game Idea #2: Declutter | simplify 101

If you’re a parent like me, you probably spend a fair amount of time on the sidelines, cheering on your kids while they participate in their favorite activities. I stand on the sidelines to cheer on my daughter at her cross country meets, and sit on the bleachers cheering on my son at his basketball games.… continue reading…

Use hangers to create limits in your closet and stay organized.

Do you keep waiting for a “free weekend” or a week off work to start your organizing projects, like organizing your closet? If you’re overwhelmed by clutter or you’d rather not dedicate an entire weekend to organizing your home, here’s a simpler approach:

Take a bite out of clutter 15 minutes at a time.… continue reading…

This week’s quick tip is a snippet from the online workshop The FUNdamentals of Getting Organized. It’s like a little taste test that you can put into action today to begin seeing more order in your home.… continue reading…

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…you’re more likely to use it.

When getting organized, go the extra mile and select organizing products and storage solutions you love. When you do, you’ll find it easier to maintain order because you’ll enjoy—and stick with—your new organizing systems. 

So splurge on the cheerful, colored file folders instead of settling for plain vanilla manila.… continue reading…

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“You’ve come too far to quit now.” These were the words of our 14-year-old son to my husband Jay, who was staring blankly at his computer screen. That computer screen showed that simplify 101’s web server was still down, seven hours after crashing as we tried to take our new website live.… continue reading…

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Are you excited about the New Year and all the possibility it holds? Whether you like to call them wishes, dreams, resolutions or goals, if you’re serious about making change in your life, try these five ideas.… continue reading…

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Right around the month of August each year, I begin to crave change. I’m ready for a fresh start, a change of scenery, a new routine. And perhaps more than anything…I’m ready for a change on the thermostat.… continue reading…

When things aren't adding up in life start subtracting

If you’re active on Pinterest, then you may have seen this popular quote recently.

The right storage solutions are an essential component to any organized space. Primary storage pieces such as bookcases, desks, shelves and drawer units allow you to perform the tasks that the space is designed for and give homes to the items used and stored in the room.… continue reading…

Whether you’re in the northern hemisphere and are heading into summer, or you’re in the southern hemisphere and your winter is just beginning, now is a terrific time to organize a creative space for your kiddos.… continue reading…

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