It's beginning to look a lot like… one of the most stressful times of the year.
Who doesn't love Christmas? It's a time of good tidings and joy, but with those come a whole lot of clutter! That's the reason why so many people make their New Year's Resolution: "Get organized."
But here is the problem; by the time the new year comes, it's already too late. Your already disorganized home is now literally overstuffed with new decorations, presents, clothes, and everything else that comes with the winter holidays. By January 1st, the vast majority of homes in the United States are beyond bursting!
It's almost the spookiest time of year, and I couldn't be happier!
While some people complain about the cooler temperatures of the fall, I kind of love them. Why? Because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love dressing up and going trick or treating with the kids! I also love decorating the home with cobwebs, spiders, and tombstones! And I love/hate all of the candy that they bring home!
Can you believe that fall is finally here? Boy, summer moved quickly this year!
I've always loved the fall. One of my greatest joys of the year is watching the trees turn all shades of wonderful colors. Fall brings up so many happy memories from my childhood, from jumping in leaf piles, carving jack o' lanterns, and picking apples to hayrides, bonfires and watching the local football teams. It's a tradition that, around the start of fall, my family begins to plan out all of the DIY Halloween projects we will tackle this season too (I can't wait to break out this crafts bag!) It's a fantastic time of year!
What happens when you love to shop BUT hate to organize? Or you don't have the time or the energy to deal with what you buy?
Nowadays, the internet is packed with "great deals." Every few months, there is a Prime Day, or Black Friday, or Boxing Day… These never-ending sales offer a parade of fantastic and enticing products with prices that can't be beat. And, of course, our instinct is to snap them all up before the sale is over, or they sell out.
Who feels like a sitting duck right now? All this rain is great for the yard, but it sure can make you feel tired and depressed! If it was April and not September, I might be a bit more tolerant.
Even though September often brings chaos, it also brings fall—one of my family’s favorite seasons! I love autumn, especially watching the trees turn all shades of wonderful colors. Fall brings so many memories every year. From jumping in leaf piles and apple picking to hayrides, bonfires, and watching the local football team...it’s all a blast!
Got 30 minutes? It’s time to stop, drop, and finally organize the junk drawer!
Every house has got at least one (or four) junk drawers that are stuffed to the brim with miscellaneous cords, unnecessary nuts, nails, and bolts, dried out pens, and bills, old and new.
These drawers might seem innocent enough, but after a while, don’t you just want some order in even the tiniest spaces in your home? Whether your drawer is home to expired coupons, old Christmas cards, or an ancient VHS manual, it’s time to clear the clutter.
Time sure does fly when you’re having fun—bringing back love to cramped, cluttered, chaotic spaces for lovely families of all sizes! This month, Life Simplified turns six...can you believe it!?
It feels like just yesterday, this business was merely a dream. As a critical care nurse, I worked to keep masses of paperwork in the office neat and organized so that our team could focus on treating our patients.
The stress, the anxiety, and the nerves—are you ready for the dorm daze? That’s right parents! Schools almost back in session and while kindergarten parents are wiping tears as they drop their little ones off on the playground for the first day of school, you’re about to embark on an even bigger adventure!
If you have a recent grad who is about to start their freshman year of college, you’re probably experiencing all the feels! You’re excited about their new chapter, yet sad they’ll be leaving the nest...after all, no matter where they go, they’ll always be your baby!
Hot dogs and hamburgers, family by the pool, games in the front yard, there is so much left to squeeze in before the end of the heat—don’t you just love summer?
As summer comes to a close, enjoy special time with your family, but be sure that your celebrations don’t turn your home into a clutter pit for the weeks to follow, especially with back to school right around the corner. With single-use party decorations and all the extra food, plus hordes of family members coming in and out of your home, the last thing you want is to head into a new work week spent cleaning up after your weekend mess.
This summer, my family will be entering entirely new territory—Boy Scout and Girl Scouts’ sleep away camp! You could say the excitement and nerves are taking over my home for my 9 and 12-year-old.
The Girl Scouts sent over a packing list which was tremendously helpful for a new sleep away camp mom. Fortunately, we were also able to ask a friend who went last year, what were the top items we should be bringing?
So for the past month, I have researched and ordered large roll away duffel bags for each of the kids. The cheapest bags I could find were the big plastic footlockers. But in my mind, all I kept thinking about was where I was going to store these huge pieces, so instead, we bought the “body bags” as my kids like to call it.
Annie Kilbride is the CEO of Life Simplified, LLC a professional organizing business. Visit www.lifesimplifiedpo.com for more information.