The best questions to ask yourself when purging those items with lots of emotional attachment. From a real person in real-life circumstances. And you know what?…I made this video as much for me as I did for you. 🙂
I posted this fridge organization video, and many of you asked to see how I organize my freezer. You ask, and I try my best to make it happen!
These are my favorite fridge organization tips plus a super sweet free printable for you guys. YOU CAN SAVE SO MUCH MONEY BY FREEZING FRESH FOODS! Since we’ve purchased our chest freezer, I’ve gotten really into maximizing it’s use. Over the past couple weeks I pulled together this Freezable Foods list about what are the best items to freeze. Print it. Share it. Tack it on your fridge…er…freezer? These are just my experiences with freezing items and how they’ve worked for us. This list is by no means exhaustive, so I would love to see what works for you!
If you are looking to freeze veggies (it will change your life) check out this list from the wonderful people of Canada. (I heard Canada.) I’m not kidding. It’s my favorite one online. And I really do heart Canada and their love of Tim Hortons. <3
Before Carson was born I implemented an easy system in his closet that would make folding clothes and the hassle of constant clothing transition things of the past. A favorite are these closet dividers…plus I love how they are LESS THAN $5!
Lots of you have asked to see an updated closet tour. Did it actually work??? That was one thing I found when watching YouTube videos of moms. You would see “great systems” implemented, but never find out if they stood the test of time (as many things don’t with kids).
So, here’s how his room looks today. It’s not perfect (and far from perfectly decorated!) but it is such a functional and easy to maintain space in our house. Here’s what I do to keep it easy peasy.
Also, here are the Closet Organizers that I love so much. They are perfect for those first years of so much growing and transition!
Would love to hear your favorite tips!
I get a lot of emails and questions for video requests from you. And I want you to know that I have a list of all of them, and I really try to address issues that you want to hear about. I’M SO FAR FROM PERFECT, AND MY ADVICE IS NOT THE BE-ALL-END-ALL (I mean please, lol), but when I have something on my heart, I like to pass it along to you.
This video addresses what to do when you have a messy spouse who destroys all of your organizing systems like crazy, or isn’t on board with changing your home and purging.
My approach is love and logic based (yes, that’s the teacher in me…in fact all of these tips are the same things that I do with kids, too!). I mention in the video, this book– The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, and I truly feel that is is applicable to not just organization, but every aspect of your relationship. It was a “thing” a few years ago, but I truly love it so much.
So, here you go…my rambly, goofy self…
In this video I take you with me to Dollar Tree and show you my favorite organization products it has to offer this season (Fall 2014)…I know it’s still summer, but they are gearing up for back to school so there are lots of super-sweet scores! Woot. Seriously.
I hope you enjoy touring the store and seeing some of my new organization systems at my house (I love seeing how people end up using what they buy!)
Don’t forget to watch my latest tag video here on all things YouTube (and some of my favorite YouTube channels) if you are interested. Love this community <3
Want to see a list of my favorite Dollar Tree and organizing products? Click here!
I loathe laundry… I feel like it never ends. I like to have my drawers organized, though. It’s oddly very important to me. It stresses me out to have a disorganized drawer.
I know they sell these…
They are nifty (although expensive) contraptions–this one is called the MiracleFold— that allow you to fold your shirts perfectly. But I have a few tricks up my sleeves that have made putting away clothes at our house a breeze.
Here are my four favorite tips for laundry and t-shirt organization!
Going anywhere this summer? Here are my favorite BUDGET travel organization tips for making your luggage–and therefore vacation–experience easier. And I’m all about the CHEAP!
Featured in this video are these travel tubes for your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash. They are the most economical and best quality I have found (perfect for in-flight, too as they aren’t supposed to leak!) They also come with pre-made labels. Yes, please!
WATCH MY 10 TRAVEL TIPS!
I know. So unlike me. But I’m talking about your photos.
There have been so many times where going through my phone, I would delete pictures to make space. I’m sure you do it, too. Eliminate most of those rapid-fire shots you took 80 of to get the right one.
If you have kids you know what I’m talking about 😉
We instinctively go through pictures and find smiles to save, because surely those are the moments of most joy and worth remembering. And then we delete the photos where we aren’t looking at the camera, it was slightly out of focus, somebody was in the middle of a sneeze, or the moment wasn’t what we were intending to capture.
But life is made of those in-between moments.
And when strung together, they somehow capture it better than those “look over here” smiles anyway.
Today, I’m thankful that I stopped myself from hitting that delete button on these guys. Sometimes we just move so fast and we are looking for “the shot.” I was moments away from deleting all of them…and then I stopped and hit the black and white button 😉