Stairway to Safety: 6 Reasons Why Balustrades Are a Safe Choice for Your Home

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Balustrades are a defining feature of the modern household. A stylish and safe way to encase a staircase, balcony, patio or garden, they can be a bespoke finish to homes old and new. From durable outdoor systems to elegant open plan balconies, putting safety first needn’t compromise the look of your home or garden. Balustrades are the ideal solution for any home. So when considering why you … [Read more...]

Organizing with Rubbermaid All Access

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Our laundry room is the catch-all room. I have a table in there with my sewing machine, my color printer and underneath is the storage of so many different things that it's hard to even say what it is other than a hodge-podge of life. I discovered the great idea of Rubbermaid® All Access™ bins at Home Depot and knew exactly where I was going to use them. Home Depot is a convenient place to … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Keeping a Craft Space Organized

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Thank you to the fabulous Tali Wee of Zillow for this great Guest Post... It’s all too common to have a cluttered craft room. Piles of fabric, spilled glitter, paper trimmings, dried up paint palettes and crusted glue flecks can make a mess in creative spaces. Sorting through these materials can optimize productivity. If the do-it-yourself (DIY) area is a chaotic mess, consider these seven … [Read more...]

The Fresh20 Makes Meal Planning Easy + #Giveaway

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I may be organized in many many ways, but meal planning I cannot seem to get my head wrapped around. I've tried method after method after method. I think my hatred of cooking may have something to do with it. I can cook, and I'm good at it, but don't like doing it. It doesn't take me to the zen place that so many claim to go, so of course meal planning just seemed like a chore. All of this stopped … [Read more...]

Create a Family Communication Center

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This last weekend I did an organization presentation at the local IKEA for their BYOF event. Here's a tutorial of what I did at IKEA. Supplies: - magnet board –SPONTAN magnetic board at IKEA - magnet tape - cup for holding markers – GRUNDTAL (w/out hook) at IKEA - file folders - magnets – SPONTAN magnets pack of 4 at IKEA - dry erase markers – MÅLA white board pens at IKEA - markers … [Read more...]

Best Multi-Purpose Labels at The Container Store

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My efforts to find the ultimate in organization has me at the best labels ever. Seriously! The Erasable Multi-Purpose Labels at The Container Store truly complete me. When I first got them I though they were really cool, but didn't try them. However, in the last 2 weeks I have been really trying to organize myself and my own paperwork for my business. Using my new favorite gorgeous Sweet Pea … [Read more...]

Backyard Makeover: Outdoor Seating

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This year I was determined to do a backyard makeover. I was tired of never using it for entertaining  because we didn't have a very enticing place to sit, or hang out. I wanted my backyard makeover to finally be somewhere we would want to go hang out. Right now it just looks like a junkyard with wood fences. We need color and organization right away. We already have a gorgeous teak … [Read more...]

From Zero To Organized: Keeping Receipts

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Many people have a very hard time keeping all of their receipts because they aren't sure what to do to actually keep them. At the beginning of the year we begin with resolve to save our receipts and keep them organized. However, now it's June, if you're having issues keeping the receipts together I have some tips on how to make it easier through the end of the year. I know it's been some time … [Read more...]

From Zero To Organized: You Can’t Remember Everything

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In our 2nd week of From Zero To Organized we are going to organize the things we are trying to remember. While that seems like a daunting task, so does trying to actually remember it all, and you truly can't remember everything. As a mom, full time worker, writer and social media consultant there is NO way I can possibly remember everything entailed in all of those things. I'm sure you wear many … [Read more...]

Getting Organized One Step at a Time: e-mail

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For the next few weeks we're going to work on getting organized. Not your kitchen or bathroom or bills, I'm talking about you, and your needs. I'll be posting every Wednesday (I know it's Thurs, but I promise it will be Wed next week) with your assignment for the week. The assignment is a baby step. Tackling one thing at a time. Too many times getting organized is too daunting, therefore hard to … [Read more...]

Organized Entryway for $300

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If you could spruce up a room for $300, what would you pick if given the chance? For me it was finally making our entryway somewhere where we would have a place to put our bags and jackets when we come in the door. Since we bought our house I wanted to make a whole built in wall right when we walked into the house. I measured, drew out what I wanted, and yet never had the funds to do it. I held … [Read more...]

Organizing a Small Office Space

Organizing a Small Office Space

Tackling organizing a small office space in your home, can be really daunting. By reusing bins and things you've purchased in the past, you'll be amazed at how much more organized you'll be. Last month I built a desk in our kitchen nook. You can see the full transformation in my post Built-In Desk Inspires Organization on The Centsible Life. Building that desk, has had  a transformative … [Read more...]

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