Eliminate the Chaos of Home Office Clutter

The home office has slowly become the foundation of the modern day household. We pay the bills, organize recipe files and photo albums and develop calendars and schedules on our computers, and some of us make a living from here. With so many different activities happening here, it’s easy to see how it can easily […]

Feb, 07

Baby Steps to Getting Organized

The truth is, you can possibly skyrocket your productivity at least 100% by simply organizing your belongings around your home and office. Here are some tools to help you when first embarking on your goal to organize your life. Baby Steps to Getting Organized Formulate a plan. There is nothing that is more potent to […]

Jan, 30

Listing Your Way to Efficiency

You know we are big fans of checklists here! Checklists are the greatest way to get organized for any occasion. Most of us make a grocery list before going to the store, why not make a list for everything else in our lives? The benefits greatly outweigh the time that it may take to make […]

Aug, 10

Summer Organizing Tips

Between higher gas prices, wedding presents, graduation parties, 4th of July picnics, summer activities, and vacations, who has the time or money to organize? It may seem like a bad time to get it all done. But it can be done! Organizing doesn’t have to take forever or cost you a lot of money. Don’t believe […]

Jun, 29

Chemical Free Gardening

Without even thinking about it, we are pouring thousands of chemicals and wasting millions of gallons of water needlessly. How? Gardening! But you can make a difference just by changing your gardening practices. Take the lead from large agricultural producers and apply these tricks to help your own garden and the planet! Pick appropriate plants. […]

May, 04

5 Quick Gardening Tips To Save You Money

It’s easy to spend a fortune every year creating a beautiful yard. These five tips can help save you money in both this, and future gardening seasons. 1. Start a neighborhood co-op! Plan your vegetable garden according to what your neighbors are planting so you can share your vegetables when they’re ready for eating. Often […]

Apr, 26

How to Add a Pop of Color to Any Room

Decorating in neutrals can be a great idea for many reasons. It can feel overbearing and a little scary to decorate an entire room in bright colors, or a wild pattern. Browns, grays, beiges and taupes make excellent base colors. At times, though, a fully neutral room can become boring and you may crave something […]

Apr, 20

Can Your House Be Too Clean?

We all want to avoid disturbing memories of the pizza-encrusted couch cushions that haunt us from our college days. But is it possible that we go too far? Can your house be too clean? Maybe. Here are some things to consider next time you’re ready to scrub the counters with anti-bacterial magic. Back in the […]

Apr, 19

Gardening Ideas For Kids

You don’t have to have a green thumb to have a beautiful garden. Not only is growing a garden an enjoyable experience, but with these gardening ideas for kids, you can also spend quality time with your children while you create something in your garden! Supplies Needed potting soil flower pots or boxes seeds, saplings […]

Apr, 13

Conquer the Household Mail and Paper Clutter

Households are bombarded with paper on a daily basis. Bills, statements, pay stubs, calendars, schedules, menus and permission slips seem innocent enough individually, but when joined with the other piles of unattended paperwork, they can form an army that overwhelms even the best defenses. But you shouldn’t feel defenseless against this persistent warrior. With an […]

Apr, 12

Storage and Organization Ideas for Your Garage

If you are like most people, there are two places in your home that are the catch-alls for everything: the dining room table and the garage. The only good thing about the dining room table being cluttered is that eventually (like when you’re expecting company or before a major holiday) it gets cleaned off. However, […]

Apr, 06

How to Get Your Kitchen in Order

Your kitchen is the hub of your home. At any given time (even a midnight snack gathering), you will find the kitchen is where the action is. But, let’s face it, if the kitchen is a disorganized mess, it will no longer be the most popular place in the house. The kitchen should be warm […]

Mar, 30

Cleaning Hacks That Cut Time and Grime

At times, cleaning can seem a lot harder than it has to be. You don’t have to spend hours every single day maintaining your clean house. With proper planning and organization, you can keep your home clean and guest-ready at all times. Clean the Dirtiest Thing Last. Work top to bottom, inside toward the center, or […]

Mar, 29

Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom Can Be Fun

If you have a child, you know how easily their bedrooms can get out of control. Toys are everywhere. Clothes are all over the floor. Books can be found anywhere but the book shelf. Walking into your child’s bedroom can be a true hazard. But getting your child’s room organized can be rewarding and fun, especially if […]

Mar, 28

Speed Cleaning Tips

Anyone who has ever cleaned a home knows it takes time and energy. You can greatly reduce how long it takes to clean by following these speed cleaning tips. Speed Cleaning Tips Play upbeat music. Music can do so much to give you the energy you need to clean. The music should be upbeat, full […]

Mar, 23

5 Easy Wall Organization Ideas

Even if you have smaller rooms, you may just be able to maximize your wall space and make the most out of it for storage purposes. With families growing in leaps and bounds, and their stuff growing along with it, there is always a need for more space. 5 Easy Wall Organization Ideas Use the […]

Mar, 22

Kick your Pack Rat Tendencies to the Curb

Most people who define themselves as a packrat usually hate to get rid of their belongings because they might need it down the road.  The main problem for a pack rat is what to do with all the stuff they accumulate. Being a good organizer does not necessarily mean you have to get rid of everything you […]

Mar, 21

Cleaning Problem Areas

Sometimes you find scuffs on your floor, stains on the upholstery and mildew that you may not know how to clean. Avoid using chemical cleaning supplies. Instead, use homemade cleaners that are healthier for you and the environment. Quite often, you can get the same results with products that are not hazardous. Cleaning Problem Areas […]

Mar, 15

When to Hire a Professional Cleaner

Obviously, some house cleaning tasks you can do on your own. For instance, washing your curtains is something you can do. You take the draperies down and, unless they are an unusual fabric, toss them into the washing machine to clean them. Pressure washing your home, on the other hand, may be something you want […]

Mar, 15

Commonly Overlooked Cleaning Areas

Unless you have a master Spring Cleaning list of everything that might possibly need to clean in your home, it is possible you will overlook some items. For instance, people with pets often overlook their pet’s bedding. Rather than leaving the bedding alone, it will need to be removed from its area, the area vacuumed […]

Mar, 14

Six Common Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Cleaning. It drives us crazy but it is a necessity, right? We put it off as long as we can because, well, we just don’t want to tackle the chores. It takes time and lots of elbow grease. Some products just don’t work like they claim and that means even more work for you. Cleaning the […]

Mar, 09

Spring Cleaning on a Budget

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to break the bank! If you’ve been working on sticking to a budget this year, you don’t want all that hard work to go out the window! Doing simple things, like deep cleaning, may cost more than you want to spend. Luckily, there are ways to thoroughly clean your home on a […]

Mar, 07

The Best Times to Sift Through Your Stuff

There are times throughout the year and our lives where it makes the most sense to clean hour and get rid of our stuff. You can fall into two camps when it comes to these times: those that take advantage of the time and those that let that time pass them by. Take advantage of […]

Jan, 06

Five Steps to Get Rid of Clutter and Organize Your Home

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get organized! I mean who couldn’t use a little more organization in their life. A major hurdle when it comes to organization is clutter. From mail piles to your child’s schoolwork to that package that you’ve been meaning to take to the post office, it’s […]

Jan, 04

Top Four New Year’s Resolutions for Home Decorating

It’s the New Year! Have you made any resolutions? Do any of those resolutions involve home decorating? Sometimes, the best way to get a project completed is to resolve to do it! Consider putting some home decorating goals on your list of resolutions this year. Rather than listing the projects and vowing to get them […]

Dec, 29

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