November 3, 2016

Last week's blog post focused on the PRODUCTS and HOW-TOs of putting the memory box storage system together.  This post will address the PROCESS of establishing the memory box storage system as an effective storage system for you.

First, I'll address handling new school papers and other possible keepsake items as they enter your home.  Second, I'll talk about how to handle that backlog of memorabilia you've been stashing in piles and in boxes for years.

FIRST:  New Papers

TRUTH:  Even the most ingenious...

October 28, 2016

Okay moms!  This is a simple and affordable way to organize all your kids' (and your own!) precious pieces of artwork, certificates, letters, and papers that you value enough to hold onto for years.  This is not my original idea--Pinterest, slightly modified (www.simplykierste.com). 

In this post I'm going to cover the PRODUCTS and HOW-TO'S of putting the memory box storage system together.  In my next post, I'll walk you through the PROCESS of handling keepsake items from the time they enter your home...

October 22, 2016

The idea that disorganization is the result of insufficient storage space is, in most cases, a misconception.  However, having more stuff than you have space for must be handled if you are going to create a working, sustainable organizing system.

So, how do you handle it?

1.  GET RID OF STUFF!!  If you haven't read my last post, take a look.  

2.  Add more storage.  

3.  Stretch what storage space you do have by making better use of the space.

#1, in my opinion, is the be...

October 12, 2016

As much as I would LOVE to dive into some fun organizing tips and ideas, I really need to address a major issue at the heart of getting organized.  The issue is that most of us simply have TOO MUCH STUFF!!  All the organizational tips, tricks, and systems in the world are not going to help you get and stay organized if you don't REDUCE AND SIMPLIFY.

The 80/20 Rule of Organizing is the theory that we only use about 20% of our things 80% of the time.  That means that 80% of our things are used...

October 6, 2016

"I'm a magpie in my fiction, taking whatever looks shiny and curious to line the nest of my story."  -Walter Kirn

Today I add something shiny and curious to the nest of my story.  

My story.  For nearly the past two decades my story has consisted primarily of being a wife and a mother.  This story was created by design, both mine and God's.  I had the great blessing of being a stay-at-home mom to my 5 incredible children for 16 years.  I found complete purpose, satisfaction, and fulfillment in my choice....

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