DIY Book Ledges {Knockoff IKEA Bekvam}

DIY Book Ledges {Knockoff IKEA Bekvam}

My son turned three this week…and I really haven’t done anything with his bedroom beyond placing furniture. We have lived in three different homes in his short lifetime so it’s been a challenge. Anyway, I thought it was about time to make some updates. Room Challenges: A cube bookshelf that sat in front of the only window- ItContinue Reading

6 Solutions For Controlling Cord Clutter

6 Solutions For Controlling Cord Clutter

Does visual clutter bother you? It makes me feel unsettled. One of the most universal offenders these days are cords and cables. Even in this age of wireless we can’t seem to do away with the cords! Thankfully, it’s one of the easiest problems to resolve. As with most organizing challenges, there is an overabundance of solutionsContinue Reading

Unpack & Organize After A Family Road Trip

Unpack & Organize After A Family Road Trip

Do you sometimes feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? Tell me about it. We just had one of those. It can seem like a full-time job to transition your home and family back to everyday operations. Especially when you have suitcases still waiting to be unpacked. I’ve worked with clients who haveContinue Reading

4 Reasons Why Paper Piles Up

4 Reasons Why Paper Piles Up

In this Practical Paper Organizing post, I listed the three reasons why paper is such a challenge: overwhelming volume, we were never taught and perspective about what paper represents. Those reasons apply to most organizing challenges. But the list felt incomplete.   So, today I am officially adding #4 to the list: Our lives are oftenContinue Reading

The Simple (& Slightly Painful) Truth About Getting Organized

The Simple (& Slightly Painful) Truth About Getting Organized

If you really want to get organized, create order in your home and simplify your life, then listen up. I have something to share with you- it’s unsolicited, unadulterated, my opinion may probably will offend you, kind of advice. It’s time to stop hemming and hawing about it. You. Can. Do. This. If you really wantContinue Reading

How to T.A.C.K.L.E. Your Paper Piles

How to T.A.C.K.L.E. Your Paper Piles

Are you sick and tired of the paper piles? Have you tried every year (or more frequently) to set up new systems that just don’t last? In continuation of the Practical Paper Organizing theme here on {Homeology}, today I’m sharing how to T.A.C.K.L.E. your paper piles. In case you haven’t noticed, Professional Organizers love aContinue Reading

10 Tiny Tips for Practical Paper Filing

10 Tiny Tips for Practical Paper Filing

Here’s a quick and dirty list of tips for paper filing. It is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list, nor serve as a complete resource for organizing and managing all of your paper. These tips most likely will not resolve your paper clutter challenges. They are just tiny tips for making yourContinue Reading

Practical Paper Organizing Series

Practical Paper Organizing Series

Efforts to control your paper can eat up a significant portion of your day, slow your productivity to a halt, and just plain stress you out. Plus, if that’s not enough, searching for solutions will have you sifting and filtering through hundreds, if not thousands of books, articles, and blogs hyping the latest and greatest productsContinue Reading

Define, Design, Do! Quick Reference Card Download

Define, Design, Do! Quick Reference Card Download

Back when I wrote my 31 Days of Real Life Organizing series, I included a post on 10 Steps To Organize Any Room. I recently compiled that information into a Quick Reference Card so you can print it out and keep at your side when you tackle your organizing projects. It will help you applyContinue Reading

Make Any Organizing Project A Win With This Sorting Step

Make Any Organizing Project A Win With This Sorting Step

Last week I shared an alternative sorting approach to the popular “keep, toss, donate” method made popular by organizing television shows. Today I’m sharing an additional tip for sorting. You might think it’s not necessary to be so methodical about organizing. I’m not one of your more “type A” people so I tend to beContinue Reading

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