Blog Posts - General Organizing



Dorm Room Decorating and Organizing

We just took our daughter to college and helped her move into her dorm last weekend. It was definitely bittersweet. We miss her so much already and know there are times when she will probably be homesick. So decorating and organizing her room is more...

Organizing Back-to-School Supplies

It’s that time of year again. Once you buy bags and bags of school supplies you need to get them organized by child and classes. That’s why I enlist my kids in the process of checking supplies off the lists, dividing the supplies up betwe...

Dorm Room Essentials

A few days ago I shared Dorm Room Shower Caddy and Bathroom Essentials. In this post I will be sharing Dorm Room Essentials for the kitchen, study area and sleeping area. I can’t wait to share with you the whole room and some of the really inex...

Dorm Room Shower Caddy and Bathroom Essentials

We’ve spent the past few weeks enjoying Summer but our daughter leaves for college in a week and it’s time to get serious. This next week is going to be about gathering everything she needs to make her dorm room feel like home. One of the...

Kitchen Cup Organizer

Most of my organizing ideas come out of necessity and many times frustration. I made this Kitchen Cup Organizer a few years ago and we still use it everyday. It has been a lifesaver from having a sink full of cups, especially in the Summer. It doesn&...

Easy Tips for Organizing Fabric

Recently I’ve developed a fabric obsession. There are so many absolutely gorgeous colors and prints of fabric. I find that I want to collect every one of those lovely fabrics. Hi, Susan from Organized 31 here. My newly developed love of fabric...
by Ask Anna on Jul 29, 2016

Planning Kids Clothes for the Week

I was on a local morning show sharing Back to School Organization ideas and Planning Kids Clothes for the Week was and still is my favorite organizing idea to use during the school year. This was one of the ideas I shared about planning your kids clo...

DIY Office Organization

I’m a big fan of using repurposed items for organizing. They’re free and better for the earth. I also really enjoy the creative challenge of repurposing an item and finding a new use for it. Hi, Susan from Organized 31, and this month I&#...
by Ask Anna on Jun 22, 2016

10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

I love shopping yard sales, but I have to admit some are more enjoyable than others. I don’t think there’s anything more annoying to me than when I approach a yard sale and don’t see one price tag in sight. I’m not super outgo...

Kid Packing List – Printable

We take a lot of 2-3 day trips during the Spring and Summer. With hubby working out of town it’s usually all we can squeeze in. It’s a lot of fun but the packing and unpacking can be taxing. My kids are old enough to pack for themselves b...

Papers Papers Everywhere!

Do you ever feel like there’s papers papers everywhere? What do you do with all the paper, mail, and school work coming into the house daily? Jessalyn wrote in and especially wanted to know how to deal with all the papers coming home with her k...

Packing For a Trip

Travel season is upon us so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite packing tips. These ideas are beneficial whether you’re going away for the weekend or 2 weeks. I try to pack light while packing for a trip but there have been a few tim...

How to Keep the Refrigerator Clean

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We bought a new refrigerator recently. You would think I had a new house by the way I’ve been acting. Apparently new appliances make me really...

10 of the Best Kitchen Organizing Ideas

Between the first of the year and before school gets out for Summer I like to get most of my organizing, cleaning, and decluttering done so I can have some free time with my family. Here are some of my Best Kitchen Organizing Ideas to help you get yo...

Creative Storage Ideas for Every Room of Your House

I think we all like our homes to be unique, to tell a story or to showcase something we have created. We also all have stuff we need to store so why not do it in a creative way. I have gathered some of my favorite Creative Storage Ideas for Every Roo...

Cleaning Schedule Printable

I love this time of year. In most places it’s warm enough to open up the windows and let the cool breeze in. There’s just something about being able to air out your home that already makes it feel cleaner. I do a little Spring cleaning bu...

Great Ideas for Organizing Kids’ Stuff

Over the years I’ve shared some Great Ideas for Organizing Kids’ Stuff. I thought it would be easier for you to find these ideas by placing them in one post. Some posts have just one idea but some have several ideas in one post, so be sur...

2016 Craft Room Tour

Welcome to my 2016 Craft Room Tour! I’m so happy you’re here. I love looking into homes and seeing how other people live and what is special to them. Homes should tell a story of the person who lives there. I hope my home tells the story...

Tips to Keep Clutter Away

The best way to keep clutter out of your home is to never let it enter. That might be easier said than done but with practice it becomes easier. Obviously you can’t keep all clutter out so I am sharing my favorite Tips to Keep Clutter Away befo...

Organizing a Small Linen Closet

We’ve lived in this rental for 2 1/2 years and I am finally getting around to organizing the Linen Closet. It’s not that it was in bad shape but Organizing a Small Linen Closet can be a challenge. The closet is a little less than 23″...


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