Sunday, May 24, 2015

Last Chance for FREE offer from ePantry!

There is only a short time left to get in on the amazing offer from ePantry that I told you all about! It's ending TODAY in just a few hours! {at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time}.

Get the Kitchen Clean Kit from ePantry ::

I just want to add that I honestly LOVE and use both Seventh Generation and Mrs. Meyers products and I also love saving time and shopping online. This is such a great company and they have organic and natural products that I just can't find in stores - and for such reasonable prices, too! In fact, I've "tested" out all kinds of laundry detergent brands that say "free and clear" and Seventh Generation is THE ONLY ONE that is actually clear. If you've seen my laundry room, I have two beverage dispensers for my vinegar and laundry detergent and can clearly SEE that the "others" are cloudy and not really as clear as they say! I am a loyal Seventh Generation lover! 

All Natural Laundry Cleaning ::
See this? That's NOT Seventh Generation and I regretted buying this "clear" detergent that is CLEARLY not all that clear or natural - just a clumpy mess!

As far as Mrs. Meyers, ummm, my whole house smells like that beautiful smell from cleaners used here! But, there are SO many more great cleaners and things. I even snagged some organic tampons and maxi pads on there...I've been looking for some for awhile but they were so expensive at the health food store and they are WAY less on ePantry! So, go HERE, check it out for yourself {or click on any of the pictures}! Get your FREE gift and $5 off your first order and FREE shipping!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

15 MORE Simple and Easy Organizing Ideas

Organizing Ideas are so much fun to share and to see! Aren't they? It's like the most simple things sometimes just spark motivation, knowing you can do something simple, like these ideas I've posted on Instagram, that you can do to organize your home and life.

20 SUPER easy organizing ideas ::

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How to Save Money on Natural Cleaners - Mrs. Meyers and Seventh Generation {+FREE Printable}

So, if you've read my blog for any amount of time, you'd know that I am pretty passionate about using non-toxic and organic products to keep your home and family well and organized. I'm also not big on cleaning - that's no secret either. But, it's important to me to have a CLEAN and environmentally safe home - and, of course, clutter free too! 

ePantry offer for FREE dish soap and Mrs. Meyers Clean Soap and more ::

Friday, May 15, 2015

Left-over Food Container Organizing

Plastic food storage containers are used daily in my home because they are lightweight, and inexpensive.  Besides holding leftover food the containers are handy for organizing craft supplies, school/office supplies and as dividers in junk drawers.

Left-over Food Container Organizing - is yours out of control?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time for an Update: Teen Boy Room

As with everything in this house, after a few years I'm ready to redo a room again. Maybe it's the ADD in me or maybe I just love to change things up. Nonetheless, I've noticed my son's room is ready for an update. The last time I did something in there, he was in elementary school and he's turning 16 in a few weeks and I'd like to give him a more updated, grown up look in there.

Before: Boys Red Wall in Bedroom ::

Friday, May 8, 2015

Beauty Products Storage and Expiration Dates Printable

My sweet friend, Leanne, of Organize and Decorate Everything, is not only an amazingly organized and creative blogger, but is genuinely kind hearted and fun to be around! I have known Leanne for several years and she has been gracious enough to share her tips on beauty product storage with you today. 

A lot of times we forget to clean out our make-up and continue buying more and more, adding it to our ever growing stash. I'm saying this from personal experience. A few years ago I had way too many beauty products, some I had never used and some that had been expired for years. Once I cleaned out my stash I vowed to keep it that way. I have a few things I do to keep my beauty products in check so I'm not wasting money and space. So today we're going to talk about Beauty Products Storage and Expiration Dates.

  Beauty Products Storage and Expiration Dates Printable 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How Do You Organize Light Bulbs?

Am I the only person who struggles trying to keep my lightbulbs in a somewhat organized manner? I mean, they are a mess. You feel obligated to keep them in the most odd shaped boxes and containers and then they just spill out all over the place, right? At least, that's what I've experienced.

Lightbulbs in a utility closet spilling all over ::

Friday, May 1, 2015

An Easy Way to Organize in the Laundry Room - Vertically!

Hi fellow Organizing Made Fun readers! I'm Rachel from Useful Beautiful Home and am here to show how I organize using vertical space. I wanted to share something today that was relevant to summer organization and my thoughts immediately went to the laundry. Whether washing up outdoor play clothes or returning home from vacation with suitcases full of dirty clothes, my laundry room is a busy place this time of year!

Vertical Laundry Organization ::

Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 2015 Wrap Up

This month we have been busy organizing and updating getting ready for Spring and summer.  We have been fixing up the play house and redecorating the deck as well as getting the simply  junk mail under control.   I hope you have been inspired to have fun working on your own projects be they big or small. 

If you missed any of the fun this month you can find the links here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How to Handle Paper Clutter

Today, I'm so excited to bring you a guest post from a sweet lady. Mary is a professional organizer and mother of four. She loves to organize, create, decorate and then blog about it at MaryOrganizes. Mary doesn't chase after perfection, her goals are a healthy home and happy life. She has amazing organizing skills and is here to help me out with all my back and forth traveling I've been doing. Now..let's handle that paper clutter before it controls us!

How to Handle Paper Clutter :: 

 If paper is your problem, you are not alone! 

Laundry and Paper are the monsters of homemaking and are more similar than you realize. A good strategy for laundry maintenance can teach you a lot about how to solve your paper problem. Your dirty clothes go in a hamper until its time to wash it. It would be a waste of time and energy to wash each piece of laundry one at a time as it becomes dirty. I use my inbox as my paper hamper and I save time dealing similar types of papers (or loads) at the same time. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Mother's Day Organized Gift Guide

With Mother's Day around the corner, your kids {aka, your hubby} may need some helpful hints as to what Mom might want to have as a gift. Or perhaps, you have a special mom in your life and you can't figure out what to get her! So, I've come up with 10 organized gifts you {or your mom} might like to have for Mother's Day!

A Mother's Day Organized Gift Guide ::

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Hidden Cost of Clutter

I am going to be traveling quite a bit in the next few weeks. To help me fill in while I'm busy, I've got some amazing organizing bloggers who will fill in here and seriously amazing! If you'd like to see what I'm up to, head over to Instagram and follow me there. I'll be heading to a blog conference this week and then more fun after that...

Hi Organizing Made Fun readers! I'm Hilda and I blog over at From Overwhelmed To Organized.  I love sharing tips to help overwhelmed people declutter and organize their homes.

Thanks for having me here Becky!  I'm excited to share about one of my favorite topics... decluttering! Do you have clutter in your home?  Have you been wanting to declutter but just haven't been motivated enough to get started? Well I'm hoping today's post will give you a little push towards purging some things from your home!

There are several ways that having clutter in your home costs you - financially, non-financially, and when you're moving.  This posts shares some of these hidden costs of clutter and offers tips and support to help you start decluttering.

Did you know that your clutter is costing you money all the time?  There are some obvious ways... like making late payment charges due to overdue bills you couldn't find... or re-purchasing items that you already have but can't find when you need them. But clutter also has costs associated with it in other ways that you may not think of.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Our Cute Playhouse Updated for a Tween

Our backyard has been so much fun to have and use for all kinds of things - including entertaining of adults and kids. We recently got rid of our kids swingset, since they are now {almost} 16 and 11 1/2. They really didn't play on it anymore and we have a big RV parking pad there now! But, we DID keep the cute, little playhouse. I plan on keeping that around awhile. It's had a hard year, what with all the kids and people over that it sits under two large avocado trees that think it's fall in the summer and shed leaves all summer long...among other stuff. We never really finished the floor well when we made it over a few years ago. It shows!

Inside kids' playhouse ::

Well, I came up with a {cheap} idea to keep the inside a little cleaner and found another cheap way to make the floors look amazing. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Secrets to Making {Summer} Entertaining EASY!

If you've ever followed me on Instagram, you'd notice that we have people over - a LOT! Like, we have people over weekly, sometimes several times a week, depending on what's going on and what time of the season it is. And, we have people over year round on our outdoor patio. We can do that since we live in a place that has such great weather. But, no matter where you live, your can still get some ideas from me on how to make things easier when entertaining. Sadly, after asking on Facebook, many of my readers tell me they NEVER have people over! Oh, you are missing out on so much when you don't. It's so great to share your home with others. 

My Secrets to Making {Summer} Entertaining EASY ::

Friday, April 10, 2015

Easy, Inexpensive Nail Polish Organization

{Written by Tiffany}

One of our Facebook followers recently asked us to comment on how to organize nail polish.  This got me thinking about the messy nail-drawer in my bathroom that I have been meaning to organize.

Easy, Inexpensive Nail Polish Organization ::