This Back-to-School Item Cures Clutter
By jamie August 31, 2015

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Something about a back-to-school display inspires me to organize. All those folders and pencil pouches and boxes of markers! And of course those 3-ring binders! Those binders can be a simple solution to a big clutter problem. My binder solution is an easy (and portable) way to keep all your important stuff together! 3 Steps to make your binder: Click >>>

Catch Up on Clutter
By jamie August 25, 2015


Has your pile of laundry gotten out of control? Do you have multiple half empty bottles of laundry detergent? This is your week to catch up on clutter and take control of your laundry area. (Note: these ideas work whether you have a dedicated laundry room, a laundry area or if you use a common laundry room or use a >>>

36 Days to Declutter
By jamie August 18, 2015

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This cute little acorn bounced off my kitchen window today. And do you know what I thought? I thought: autumn is literally knocking at my window. Then I thought where did the summer go? This summer was going to be MY summer. I had BIG organizing plans. When the weather started to warm up I made a list of everything >>>

What’s in My Party-in-a-Box
By jamie August 10, 2015

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Have you ever done this? Opened a drawer to grab something you need only to find a handful of out-of-season party napkins. Like my Giving Thanks napkins that appeared today. In the past I’ve found myself debating out whether or not the few leftover items like handful of napkins are worth saving. Like the nine St. Patrick’s Day napkins: Will >>>

The Best Way to Spend 5 Minutes Today
By jamie August 3, 2015

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Do you find summer dinners easier or more difficult to plan? I am a planner but surprisingly I’m not a big planner of meals. I’ve tried but honesty I don’t know if I’ll be in the mood for lasagna next Wednesday. Although I don’t have a super specific plan I do one thing that has made my life immensely easier. >>>

What to Pack in a Summer Fun Bag
By jamie July 28, 2015

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Has a fun and relaxing day trip ever turned into a stressful can’t-get-ready-to-get-out-the-door event? That’s exactly what happened two times this past week! At the last minute I saw a Facebook post for a concert on the beach. But to make it on time we’d have to walk out the door right then! And I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have >>>

Catch Up Before It’s Clutter
By jamie July 21, 2015


I enjoy lazy summer days – how about you? The bright sunshine, the smell of a neighbor’s barbeque, and the splashing in the pool. The sound of the ice cream truck ringing his bell as he drives down the street and the fireflies lighting up the evening sky. My luggage from a weekend trip that I haven’t unpacked yet – >>>

What to do when no one wants the good china
By jamie July 14, 2015


Any ideas? No one wants the good china… (or the crystal candlesticks or my costume jewelry or the heirloom dining chairs) Sound familiar?  Passing things down connects generations.  So if you are asked to take an item it might be that person’s way of asking you to not forget them when they are gone. And if you are trying to >>>

Storing Important Documents (Part 2 of 2)
By jamie June 29, 2015


Last week I shared a list of important documents I have in safe storage. If you missed it you can check it out here.These important papers, like a Social Security Card, are difficult to replace but in most cases they are replaceable. This week I want talk about the items that are impossible to replace. Like this letter written by >>>

Storing Important Documents (Part 1 of 2)
By jamie June 22, 2015

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You know how sometimes you can be a little disorganized in some areas while being uber-organized in another? That’s how I am about my important documents – you know all those papers that are difficult if not impossible to replace. My kitchen counter might have stuff on it and my clothes might sit in the laundry basket longer than I’d >>>