Organizing Tips

How to Stay Organized (Mini Series)

By |October 15th, 2014|

Today I’m kicking off a mini series about staying organized. (And the crowd goes wild.)

Okay, not really. The crowd is just mildly interested, and it makes sense. When it comes to organizing topics, staying organized definitely […]

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 […]

Five Rules I Break to Make Laundry Easier

By |September 23rd, 2014|

I recently read an article filled with tips about how to do laundry better. I decided to ignore most of them.

Why? Because they were just too fussy for me. If I followed the advice, I’d have […]

How to Use Evernote to Organize Back to School Paperwork

By |September 16th, 2014|

As you may have already guessed, I’m not a huge fan of paper. If you’re a mom though, you know that paper and school go together. (Okay, now I’m singing “We Go Together” from Grease…and now […]

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, […]

5 Tips for Keeping Your Family Organized Using a Digital Calendar

By |August 21st, 2014|

Would you like to go digital with your family calendar but aren’t sure where to start? Have you already tried a calendar app or software, but it hasn’t worked? Here’s what you need to create and […]

Clutter Hotspots: Organizing Photos and Memorabilia

By |August 8th, 2014|

This is my final post in a series on organizing clutter hotspots before school begins. If you’re just joining in, here are some handy links to the previous posts:

Organizing School Papers

Craft Supply Organization Ideas

Stuff kids leave […]

Back-to-School Organization Ideas: Stuff to Sell + Books

By |August 7th, 2014|

Today’s post is the fifth in my series about eliminating common clutter hotspots before school starts, so you can begin the school year organized, relaxed and in control. Sound good? (I thought so!) Here’s what we’ve covered so far: […]