Stop making organizing mistakes!

We’ve all been there.  Order turns to chaos and we wonder why.  In this video I share with you my favorite tricks for getting organized so you aren’t sabotaging your progress– most people end up not following these simple steps that could really turn it around.

Marie Kondo’s Book

Links to information and studies here:
Power of touch study
Pain of decluttering
Article that sums it up

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Complete kitchen organization makeover!

Lots of kitchen organizing ideas on a Dollar Store budget!  Many of you ask where to start organizing, especially when your kitchen feels overwhelmed.  I love this kitchen because it is multipurpose and in an older home.  You don’t need a brand new kitchen to love your space.  Here is how I took some disaster areas and made them super functional.  Easy tricks and tips anyone can use 🙂

This is my label maker that is a great price and I LOVE!

  1. DON’T GET STUCK IN A RUT–  Putting things back where you always put them is easy, but it isn’t always efficient.  Assess what you have by removing EVERYTHING and making sure you’ve truly found the best location for your items.  This will help you consolidate, too.  Time to get rid of multiple can openers! 😉
  2. DESIGNATE DRAWERS– Shop the Dollar Store for bins and create systems
  3. PRACTICE WITH BINS– See how the bins will fit in the space with nothing in them.  This will allow you to maximize the area and move as quickly as possible.
  4. DON’T OVER-STUFF!– Keep your bins simple.  There should be only 1 (maybe 2) types of items per bin and there should be at least 20% free space in each area.  It will help it stay organized.
  5. LABEL EVERYTHING–  This seems like overkill.  But I PROMISE it’s not in the kitchen.  This will help it stay organized no matter who empties the dishwasher.  Here is my label maker!
  6. LAYER BINS-Especially in high up or deep areas.  Pull out what’s in front to access what’s in the back.
  7. KEEP TUPPERWARE IN TWO SEPARATE BINS– One for the base and one for the lids.  Purge containers without matches.  Hello, organization!
  8. KEEP IT SIMPLE ON YOUR EYE– Especially in large zones like pots and pans.  The less your mind is fighting to see the better.
  9. UTILIZE THE DOOR SPACE–  I use Dollar Store command hooks to hand low profile items on the inside of cabinet doors.
  10. DOLLAR STORE BIN FOR SPICES–  These are easy to pull out and put away, and this system rarely gets messy, no matter how many people use it!
  11. ORGANIZED DOESN’T MEAN NEW–  Pinterest teaches use that pretty, new things are organized.  This is NOT true.  You don’t need a new home to love your space.
  12. GIVE SPECIALTY ITEMS A SPECIALTY HOME–  Kids’ sippy cups are so annoying!  Give things that take over a designated area so they stop ruling the kitchen.

I hope you found these tips helpful and enjoyed the video!

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Restoration Hardware shelf for $8!

In this Dollar Tree DIY I show you an easy shelf inspired by the high-end Restoration Hardware shelf you can make for just $8.  Hope you enjoy!
Supplies:
1x4x24 Pine
1x6x24 Pine
Wood Glue
Clamps
Gorilla Glue
Screws (and drywall anchors if necessary)
Sharpie (optional)

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Perfect kitchens are over-rated…

It’s another DITL VLOG!  Hang out with us, garden, grocery shop (with a little grocery haul), see what I eat in a day, and make a fly by the seat of your pants dinner (where I break all the rules…like always haha!).  Carson also has some things he would like to show you.  I also explain why perfect kitchens are over-rated.  Family first!

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P.S.  Here is my devotional!

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Amazing Dollar Tree Organizers!

Dollar Tree has some great organizational supplies currently in stock and awesome cleaning finds.  Here are a smattering of my favorite items and how I use them to keep my looking great and organized.  Hope you enjoy this haul and a little hello from Carson at the end.  🙂

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Cheap cleaning tips!

In this clean with me video, I’ll show you my favorite tips and hacks for deep cleaning your kitchen.  I use all natural items and supplies from the Dollar Tree to get the job done right!  Check out Brittany from VasseurBeauty to see some great tips to speed clean your home.

CLEANING RECIPES:

* Kitchen Cleaner:
50/50 Water-Vinegar Solution (Optional a few drops Essential Oil)

* Floor Cleaner:
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup vinegar
1 squirt Dawn
1 splash rubbing alcohol

* Clorox Mop (my exact model is discontinued)

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High-End Dollar Tree DIYS + Giveaway

Here are three simple DIYs using all Dollar Tree products.  I’ll share with you a DIY lantern using picture frames, a tiered succulent bowl, and elegant pillar candle holders that will make any mantle look complete.

mockup_w_white_logo-4I’m so excited that Keitha from The Bajan Texan is hosting this giveaway for a lucky subscribers.  Win a FREE Home Made Luxe box with a simple craft shipped to your door.

You can use the code DOITONADIME for 10% off your order

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Organize a nursery on a budget!

Here is baby boy Owen’s nursery room tour!  We were working with a really tight budget (I spent only a few hundred dollars out of pocket to make this space come together).  I’ll share how we keep the room organized, how to make your own crib skirt and mobile, toy rotation, and more!  Can’t wait to meet you, Owen 🙂

**Watch the closet tour here.**

CRIB MOBILE SUPPLIES:

BEDDING:

OTHER ITEMS MENTIONED:

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