One Room Challenge Office Makeover {Week Three}

Amanda Teal Home Office Desk Du Jour

I'm a bit late getting my office makeover post up this week for the One Room Challenge, but preparing to host Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend seemed to take precedence. As mentioned on week one, my goal wasn't to totally transform my office, but to tackle those smaller projects that seemed to be taunting me on a daily basis. With that being said, I think I'm still on track.     After tackling my desk drawers last week, I … [Read more...]

Finding it Hard to Let Go of Clutter?

Clutter-free garage with clever storage

Over the weekend I was visiting my husband's aunt and noticed she had a large stack of boxes and bags in her mudroom filled with items she wanted to donate. For the past few weeks she's been going through each room with a fine tooth comb, culling the stuff she felt she no longer had a need for and was taking up unnecessary space in her home. I have to say I was a bit surprised at the change since she has always been someone who liked to hang onto … [Read more...]

New Kitchen Storage and Mabel’s Labels Giveaway!

Mabel's Labels Giveaway on Satori Design for Living

Since mid-January, I've been going through closets, cabinets, drawers, and our pantry to weed out anything we don't use, give everything a thorough cleaning, and re-organize as necessary. It's always a big job, but I love how fresh and airy everything feels when it's done. Although our pantry was fairly well organized, I was tired of food in bags and boxes falling over and going stale when they weren't properly closed (not pointing any … [Read more...]

Organizing Tips on Living Savvy

Hey everyone! Today I'm soaking up the sun with my family (Hallelujah!), but I wanted to pop in to let you know my friend Tiffany is hosting Organizing Month once again. As you may recall, I participated in last year's and I'm back again to share some of my best ideas and tips for organized living. This time I'm focusing on how to stay organized after you've gone through all the effort to get there. While you're at Living Savvy, also be … [Read more...]

Back to School {Everyday Made Easy}

Organizing Kid's Clothes for the Week {IHeart Organizing}

It's that time of year again when the kiddos are heading back to school. My son is in grade 12, so he's pretty self-sufficient. Over the years, I've stepped back more and more, allowing him to share a bigger portion of the day-to-day responsibilities that come along with getting to and from school and everything else in between. Basically, if I keep the fridge and pantry stocked with healthy food, he's good to go! Although we're at the far end … [Read more...]

Playing Catch Up

Running Task Sheet

This week I spent hours getting organized and playing catch up. With back to school around the corner, I was feeling the need to shift into high gear. Between our basement renovation and summer holidays, paperwork, recycling, mending, gardening, and other to-do projects have really piled up. I dedicated this week to tackling most of everything, but I underestimated how far behind I really was. Does this ever happen to you? To keep from feeling … [Read more...]

Rearranging for Simplicity {Everyday Made Easy}

Tea Station

I was reading Julie Morgenstern's book Organizing From the Inside Out and I came to the realization that, although my home is quite organized, there were many changes I needed to make. I've always had the idea that 'like' needed to be grouped with 'like'. Julie challenges this notion with her smart, but obvious suggestion of putting things away where you need to use them. Sounds simple enough, but when I thought about the daily tasks and … [Read more...]

Favorite Home Organizing Tips {A Curbly Feature}

shop4furniture

How is your day going? I'm knee deep in boxes and covered in drywall dust, primer and paint. I'm working on getting my office put back together after a week of interruptions. It turns out that I needed to add a little more support to the existing shelving in the closet and my simple paint freshening has become a bigger project than first anticipated! I'm taking a quick break to let you know that this week, along with some of my favorite bloggers, … [Read more...]

Organizing With Living Savvy + Project Crunch Time

tulips-on-the-table

I have a lot of pep in my step. Today we're supposed to hit the double digits (in the 50's for my southern readers) and that's a big deal. I equate warm temperatures with snow melting, bulbs finally having a chance to start their growing process, lightening and brightening my decorating, and being one step closer to turning my project focus to the outdoors. I know that old man winter will still have a few kicks at the cat, so until he finally … [Read more...]