wow. my house is perfectly organized now!….said no one ever.
Hi, I’m Kathryn! Otherwise known as Doitonadime on YouTube. I’ve vlogged for 8 years sharing my best organizing and frugal living tips and uploading them every week. Over one million of you are now sharing the journey with me on YouTube!
I’m a wife and mom of two little boys: I embrace that life isn’t Pinterest-perfect. I share with you what organization and budget living is for a REAL person. Me, my video camera and real systems that work for me to make your life better and easier.
Join me on this journey as we find creative ways to use what you already have, discover systems that work WITH you instead of against you, and have a whole lot more FUN living a REALISTIC version of organized. Believe me– if I can do it, you can, too!
I’ve always been frugal and organized by nature. I grew up in a coupon-clippin’, penny-pinchin’ family in Southeast Michigan. I was one of the odd birds that knew where all of my Barbie’s shoes were and categorized my Beanie Baby collection by generation. 😉
When I graduated from college, I moved to North Carolina. Professionally, I spent 10 years teaching middle school in the south, so if there was a way to make a dollar stretch I did it. And if there wasn’t a way I invented one. Every year I taught 3-4 different preps (meaning separate lesson plans and curriculum), so I got really good at organizing my time, resources, and life in general. And I became super passionate about it. In 2011 I began to share my budget and organizing tips on YouTube and I’ve uploaded every week since.
Finding ways of stretching a dollar means I have more chances to have fun getting there. It makes me shop more thoughtfully, buy second hand, turn to more natural products, and eat healthier. I find systems that work. And I toss the ones that don’t. I live it by choice and do it intentionally. Dollar Tree? Yes please. Goodwill? You betcha. FREE? I’ll find it (and do my best to make it beautiful).
Organization shouldn’t be dreaded work. The best systems never are. For me, living on less and living organized is truly FUN.
Follow me–imperfections and all–as I live life on a dime.