Organizing Tips

The team at Life Simplified shares organizing tips you can use in your home or office. Find easy to do things that will help you get your home, garage, attic or office under control and organized!

Live Life Simply

Here we are again…our first week into the New Year! Maybe your Christmas tree(s), decorations and new gifts are all put away in their “homes”? Or, maybe you haven’t found time to put everything away yet?

Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year. However, truth be told, the first few weeks after Christmas feel a little empty in my home without the lights and decorations in every room. What I love about the New Year is the “new” feeling. It’s a time to restart, begin again, and get back to good basics.

During the holidays (as I was leaving Hobby Lobby (for the 26th time since November), a picture hanging in the entrance jumped out to me. It said “Live Simply”. Amen! Those words embody my vision for Life Simplified since its creation nearly 10 years ago. They are a reminder of what inspired me create a new business that provides services that truly helps people.

I want to help my clients, every one, to live a simpler, better life. Even though sometimes, well, often times, that feels out of reach in this fast-paced, ever-changing, instantaneous society that we live in.

So, I encourage you to live your life more “simply” in 2018. Step back and take a good breath. Look at the basic order in your life. Is it where you want it to be? Are you dealing with bigger piles of laundry every day, dishes that are not being washed and a bed that doesn’t get made? Sometimes, so many daily things that never end can feel overwhelming to us all. Yes, Lord help us all, the struggle is real! Just know nothing is ever perfect all the time for any of us.

My New Year starts with acknowledging reality. I am a professional organizer and I help people every day gain or restore order in their home. I love creating systems for my clients that work for their lifestyle and their family. I love organized living. But, my house is not perfect all the time.

In my home, everything does a home to live in when not in use. Then I too, get busy and don’t take the extra two seconds to put everything away where it goes every single day. Sometimes my makeup is still on my counter when I get home from a long day at work. Yes, this drives me a little crazy, but sometimes, it is what it is.

I need to regroup sometimes too just like everyone else. Wisdom says to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. At times, I too, pass up some “do it now” moments that would make my bathroom neat and orderly the next time going in. Honestly, our modern lives are often hectic and even seem non-stop much of the time.

I encourage all of us to accept “good enough”, instead of only perfect. Take one step at a time, one room, one closet, one cabinet, one drawer, even one shelf at a time.

You can do it! When you need help, taking the first steps, that is why Life Simplified is here. We will help and enable you to restore order, conqueror messes, and live simply!

Basic Bathroom Organization

Our bathroom should be our Zen place…a little get away where relaxation and a spa like feel come together. That sounds great, but what should I do to get the bathroom organized? Start with decluttering your drawers and underneath your sink. Discard old shampoo and lotion bottles that you don’t use. Make sure if you… Continue Reading

Crowd Control-Simplified

Crowd Control-Simplified Have you ever walked into your favorite store and felt an immediate sense of calm?  How about walking into a thrift store, where the strangely displayed items and hectic placement of what you need has you bee lining out the door?  The placement and visual stimulation of items in our home have an… Continue Reading

Garage Sale Season!

Garage Sale Season! Spring and summer months are usually a time of cleaning out garages, tending to clutter and replacing the old with new.  It’s also a perfect time for a garage sale!  Whether you are planning on having a garage sale on your own or with a neighbor, you can make the experience easy… Continue Reading

Let Go of the Lego Battle

Let Go of the Lego Battle Legos…are they taking over your home??? They are one of the most painful toys to step on in the dark! Some floors look as if a volcano of Legos has just erupted! This problem is common, create an eyesore and is a safety risks. With toddlers and babies, Legos… Continue Reading

Staying Motivated in the Chaos

Staying Motivated in the Chaos We all know it’s easy to say “I need to get organized.”, but when it comes to actually getting started, it can seem overwhelming. Think about the sense of accomplishment you will feel when everything in your home is organized. As yourself this, what area of my home is driving… Continue Reading