Spring Cleaning Party: Tackling the Kitchen

Today we're finishing off the first week of the Spring Cleaning Party with Day 2 in the kitchen. Be sure to link to your before and after pictures in the comments of Tsh's post so we can see what you've accomplished! Organizing and Cleaning the Kitchen Tsh has some great before and after shots today…

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Spring Cleaning Party: How Many Small Appliances Does a Person Really Need?

Can I tell you a secret? I'm a terrible cook. I'm getting better the more I practice, but the truth is that I over think everything and have no gut instincts when I'm cooking, and I have this uncanny ability to ruin any meal. Kind of pathetic. But what makes it even more pathetic is…

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Decorating to Declutter: Creating an Organized and Beautiful Space

I'm excited to share this guest post from Angie at The Creative Mama with you. Angie and I are lot alike in our quest for organized and simple homes, but there's one big difference between us – Angie's ability to make anything beautiful. I've shared before that my focus is almost always on function, with…

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Spring Cleaning Party: Deep Cleaning Your Living Room

How did your clean sweep go yesterday? Are you ready to get down to the nitty gritty details and tackle your home room-by-room now? Don't forget to take before/after shots of your living area today to share over at The Art of Simple! When it comes to spring cleaning, I think our main living area/family room…

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Spring Cleaning Party: Choosing Your Cleaning Supplies

Will you be joining the Spring Cleaning Party at Simple Mom next week? I'm excited to deep clean my house and continue my mission to declutter before our next baby arrives later this summer! If you plan to participate, it's important to spend some time this weekend gathering the supplies that you'll need for the…

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Maximizing Your Kitchen Space: The Power of Creating Zones

If you ask a group of organizing experts what their number one recommendation for having an organized kitchen is, chances are a good percentage of them will tell you about the importance of zones. In fact, as it happens, I did ask a group of organizing experts for their recommendations, and that is what many…

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Question of the Day: What Kind of Food Storage Containers Do You Use?
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Question of the Day: What Kind of Food Storage Containers Do You Use?

In the six-and-a-half years that I've been married and managing my own household, I've never owned nice food storage containers. I've used the "throwaway" Glad containers (without actually throwing them away!), a cheap set from Ikea and most recently, old sour cream, ricotta cheese and yogurt containers. They've all worked just fine, and I figured…

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Maximizing Your Kitchen Space: Thinking Through Your Needs

It's the week many of you have been waiting for, the start of our series on Maximizing Your Kitchen Space! Having an organized kitchen makes cooking – and even cleaning up – easier and more enjoyable, and we'll be looking at a lot of different strategies and ideas to make the most of whatever space…

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Organizing Your Purse: A Step-by-Step Plan

We've thought about the role and function purses play in our lives as well as looked at different products that make organizing your purse easier, but if your purse is currently a mess, what are some steps to not only clean it out, but actually get it organized so that it stays that way? 1.…

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Question of the Day: How Do Your Organize Your Clothes in Your Closet?

I've been wondering this since our Rotating Seasonal Wardrobes series: How do you organize the clothes in your closet? Do you hang them by style? By color? In whatever order they come out of the laundry? Are you happy with your system? Can you find what you're looking for most of the time? What would…

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