How to Fold a Fitted Sheet (The Simple Way)

I know, I know. This is one of those organizing subjects that lacks a certain pizazz. Folding sheets? Yawn. Although this chore tends to be uninspiring and downright boring, the end result can bring so much satisfaction. Please, don't tell me I'm the only who feels giddy at the sight of a perfectly squared stack of linens.... Continue Reading →

Thrift Store Secrets: Get Organized for Less Than $5

I love to hunt for treasures. Garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets. Nothing beats the thrill of unearthing a diamond in the rough. It's my tamer version of skydiving. My home is filled with secondhand finds that just needed a little TLC. A repainted, thrift store china cabinet. Rehabbed chairs from Craigslist. Vintage bottles that shined right up after a thorough scrubbing. I... Continue Reading →

31 Kitchen Items to Purge Right Now

  Today, we're going to tackle step two of the kitchen overhaul. If you missed the first post in this series, start with 3 Simple Steps to An Organized Kitchen. By this stage, you should be armed with a plan of attack and some handy organizers. The boring prep work is done. Now, it's time to... Continue Reading →

3 Simple Steps to An Organized Kitchen

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the cabinets and drawers are the arteries that keep it pumping. And if you want an efficient, robust kitchen, you must keep its arteries unclogged. (Am I taking this analogy too far?) Here's what I'm getting at: Your kitchen should function like a well-oiled machine. When you're in the middle of frying,... Continue Reading →

So I Married a Neat Freak: An Interview with My Husband

It's funny how much you can learn about a person by living with them. I'm talking about those little idiosyncrasies that surface only when life is truly shared...when the "on your best behavior" veil of dating is peeled away and replaced by filter-free marriage. I firmly believe every marriage counselor should cover these kinds of topics at length with their... Continue Reading →

Tidy Tip #1: Something Old, Something New

I have loads of tricks and tips in the cleaning/organizing realm. However, not all of them warrant a lengthy post. That's where my...drum roll, please...Tidy Tips come in! Please hold all applause for the end. Tidy Tips will be like quick sprinkles of cleaning/organizing glitter onto your day. So let's get to the first batch... Continue Reading →

A Peek into My Pantry: My Ode to OXO

  Today's post is proof of my utter devotion to OXO food storage containers. That's right...today, we tackle the pantry. I have two pantries: one for snacks (i.e. chips, granola bars, sandwich stuff, cereal, etc.) and another stocked with ingredients for meals and baking supplies. Today, I'm going to walk you through the latter...my "Cook's Pantry," if... Continue Reading →

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