Category: Organize

How to have a Well Ordered Kitchen

How to have a Well Ordered Kitchen

Some homemakers have a magic touch when it comes to organizing their homes and especially their kitchens. If you are like me, not a great homemaker, then we need tools to help us fake it. Like the Well-Ordered Kitchen Planner. If your kitchen is anything like mine, it may look like this: Piles of paper – books, newspaper, magazines, coupons, junk mail – ugh Printed recipes from various sites that you sometimes remember to look through Kitchen supplies that you confiscated from the toddler (stolen from the kitchen drawers you can’t easily lock) laid around up high where he can’t reach […]

Posted April 19, 2017 by Julie in Home, Organize, / 4 Comments
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How I streamline my busy life as a working mom with these time-saving tips

How I streamline my busy life as a working mom with these time-saving tips

Work, take care of your family, sleep (yea, right), repeat. Wearer of many hats, and not all that fit just right, moms are busy. So busy. But we have to get it all done, whether we like it or not. Whether our mommy brains cooperate, or not. Easy, time-saving tips for working moms But we can make things easier on ourselves and our busy schedules by finding ways to streamline and simplify our tasks. Read on for some of my time-saving tips and how I streamline my busy life as a working mom.   Streamline your busy mom life: Automate all the […]

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Learn to Create a Monthly Budget Like a Boss and Grab Your Monthly Budget Workbook

Learn to Create a Monthly Budget Like a Boss and Grab Your Monthly Budget Workbook

The more you make, the less you seem to keep. Do you have this problem, too? Why is money so hard to hold onto? It certainly requires being organized, planning ahead, and having a good budget in place. But do you know how to create a monthly budget? Many of us make an attempt at a budget, but then unexpected things creep up or holidays and birthdays happen, and our good intentions go out the window. There’s always something that is getting our attention and wanting us to buy it, take it home, and live with us. We live in […]

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Organizing for Your Lifestyle, Bust Clutter Once and for All

Organizing for Your Lifestyle, Bust Clutter Once and for All

Organizing and decluttering – that’s been on my goals list for a while, and yet life keeps coming at me and making that goal slip on the priorities list. I’m sure you’re in the same boat, because if we were all super organized with decluttered, magazine-quality homes, there wouldn’t be so many books about organizing and decluttering. Organizing for your Lifestyle Review I was given the opportunity to receive a free copy of and share my honest review with my lovely readers, so here we go, all honesty. The book has a lot of golden nuggets, but they are not […]

Posted January 24, 2017 by Julie in Home, Organize, Reviews, / 2 Comments
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Mindful Decluttering [Infographic]

Mindful Decluttering [Infographic]

With the new year starting, I know many of us have some goals to make our homes look nicer. We accumulate stuff and it just sits around making the world look cluttered. I know I have a huge issue with this and after a while I get blind to it since focusing on it is overwhelming. If you have any decluttering goals, give this infographic a read. This infographic is totally on point. Why do we hoard? How much we hoard? Great information and something to think about. Declutter your mind Infographic by FLEXiSPACE. Declutter your Home Once and for All If […]

Posted January 16, 2017 by Julie in Home, Organize, / 3 Comments
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How To Organize a Kids Room With Too Many Toys

How To Organize a Kids Room With Too Many Toys

Dealing With Kid Clutter Through Toy Rotation In case you didn’t know it, kids accumulate stuff like nobody’s business. Kids’ meal toys, gifts from the grandparents, birthdays, Christmas… the list goes on and on. They also spread said “stuff” from one end of the house to the other faster than you can blink, but that’s another story for another day. As much as I dread it, the pile of toys has to be dealt with. Now, I’m not a neat person by any stretch of the imagination. I have “creative brain,” often leaving plenty of evidence of where I’ve been […]

Posted September 28, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Organize, Parenting, / 23 Comments
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Get Organized for Tax Season

Get Organized for Tax Season

The first few months of the year have come and gone, giving us the opportunity to recover from the holidays. Next comes another stressful time of the year. It is a time of gathering documents and counting up your children. It is a time when Mothers who gave birth in early January may wish they had given birth on December 31st instead. Do you know what time it is? If you’re in the US, I’m talking about tax season. This could either be a painful time or a time to celebrate – depending on whether you owe the IRS money, […]

Posted March 1, 2016 by Julie in Finances, Organize, TopPosts, / 15 Comments
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Blogging and Taxes – Free Income and Expenses Workbook

Blogging and Taxes – Free Income and Expenses Workbook

If you earn an income from your blog, you’ll have to claim that on your taxes. (In the US, that means if you earn more than $400 from your blog, you should include it on your taxes.) The best way to keep track of everything relating to blogging taxes is in a spreadsheet. You know me, I’m an Engineer and I love spreadsheets. Formulas and summary tables and visibly displayed data, oh my! So because I’m so awesome, I decided to provide my lovely readers with a Blogging Income and Expenses workbook to use in keeping track of your own blog’s data. General […]

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‘A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization’ Review

‘A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization’ Review

Raise your hand if one of your new years resolutions (every year) is to declutter and organize your home? Well, me too. As I’m working on a review of my goals post, I realize how little I got done this year (being a new mom who works full time will do that to you) so I was thrilled to have a chance to read and review a book on home organization. I received the book in exchange for my honest review. What I liked about : This book contains some practical ideas that are simple to implement but would really […]

Posted December 1, 2015 by Julie in Home, Organize, Reviews, / 0 Comments
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How to use Google Drive as an Editorial Calendar

How to use Google Drive as an Editorial Calendar

WordPress has a great plugin that shows your draft and scheduled posts on a calendar, and you can drag and drop as needed to move things around. This editorial calendar is incredibly useful. However, what about your list of ideas? I keep reading that creating a draft post for each idea you have isn’t the best practice. Well, I probably have 10-15 idea drafts just floating around my WordPress – and they’re not even legit drafts, just subject lines and a blank post. I decided to instead try to organize and plan my ideas elsewhere, instead of creating a draft […]

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