It’s Time to Organize Your Closet!

Do you struggle with what to wear every day? Is it time to organize your closet? Me too! The process of eliminating the items in my closet that were simply providing visual clutter and no joy to my life allows me to choose my daily outfits FASTER and to feel more organized. These hangers have been the main tool that helped me organize my closet. Why? You see, prior to my decision to organize my closet, my clothing hung on a variety of plastic hangers. Because they varied in thickness, shape and colour, it made my closet look disorganized right … Continue reading

FREE 2016 Planners

FREE 2016 planners

Who wants to be motivated, inspired and organized? I don’t know many people who would answer NO to any of those things mentioned above. Motivation and inspiration are two things that keep us going, whether we realize it or not. AND being organized helps us to manage our day-to-day lives, achieve our goals, help make our dreams come true and keep us sane throughout the process. We are all different and as different people, we all thrive best using different “systems” to keep our lives organized. Some people are “paper and pencil” types and some are digital peeps. Some people … Continue reading

How We Get Organized for the Holidays with Office 365

Get Organized for the Holidays

It’s time to start thinking about how we can get organized for the holidays so we can ENJOY the holidays with our family! There are so many things to think about like presents, get togethers, parties, decorations, cards, baking, outfits and more! For me, it can get rather overwhelming, so that is where I like to sit down and organize myself using Microsoft Office. I have used Word to help my parents put together their holiday card insert with photos of the grandchildren and a little message and I use Excel to organize all of my “To-Do” lists and Gift … Continue reading

Let’s Put the FUN Back into Cleaning…Together!

Spring Cleaning Challenge

While some of you may say that you enjoy cleaning, the reality is, given the choice, wouldn’t you rather LIVE more? This month, I will be hosting a Spring Cleaning Challenge. I will be sharing some tips, some tricks and some fun challenges in a private group on Facebook throughout the month of April. If you would like to participate, please feel free to contact me to request an invite to the group. Everything is optional, this is simply meant to be a fun way to get some of those Spring cleaning tasks completed in your house while gaining new … Continue reading

FIRST Declutter THEN Clean with some HELP!

Basement Collage

As you likely have learned over the past month, I am in serious decluttering mode in my home! We have collected WAY too much “stuff” and it is time for me to sort and let go of the items that we no longer need. My biggest job is in my basement, as that is the place where items go when we don’t need regularly, daily access to them. Things have piled up too high down there and it is time for a serious PURGE! I can’t believe I’m about to show you these photos, but I guess the first step … Continue reading

3 Tips for Keeping Your Home Clutter Fre #40bags40days

Keeping Your Home Clutter Free

Keeping my home clutter free NEVER happens. Part of it is due to the fact that I have children and part of it is just ME. I have a very hard time keeping our home decluttered. I have many, MANY excuses for this (some of them more valid than others), but at the end of the day, in every room of our home, there is some form of clutter. And YES, it drives my husband nuts (which I feel terrible about)! This is why I am making 2015 the year of DECLUTTERING our home! It is a HUGE job and … Continue reading

Helping My Kids Learn How to Declutter and Purge #40bags40days

Helping Kids Learn How to Declutter

I think I was born a “pack rat” because for as long as I can remember, I have collected things, I’ve had a cluttered living space and I’ve had a difficult time letting items go. Unfortunately, I think I’ve passed that gene over to my daughter, as she is having a hard time letting things go as we clean out our house. A perfect example is when we sorted through her doll collection that she never plays with anymore. I remember my parents having a Garage Sale when I was younger and when I saw certain toys/games that I wasn’t … Continue reading

5 Tips for How to Declutter Your Basement #40Bags40Days


As many of you know, I am participating in a challenge this month called 40 Bags in 40 Days. I have been spending as much time as I can organizing, decluttering and purging items in my home. As I mentioned in my first decluttering post, one of my main cluttered areas is my basement. We have an unfinished basement where I store many, MANY things. Almost 10 years ago, I taught Kindergarten. As a teacher, and specifically, a Kindergarten teacher, I always kept things for my classrooms. When I had my daughter, I left my teaching career in order to … Continue reading

Decluttered – Feeling Lighter! #40bags40days

Declutter Dolls

Well, yes, I can share that I am feeling lighter! It is truly amazing just how much clutter weighs you down. You don’t realize it until you free yourself from it and the weight that gets lifted is incredible. Today is officially Day 9 of #40bags40days and I can’t believe how much I have decluttered already! This week, the major spaces that I tackled in my home were my basement and my office kitchen. As I have shared before, there isn’t one room in my home that I can say is clutter free, so instead of making a plan of … Continue reading

3 FREE Printable 2015 Calendars

free printable calendars

A new year, a fresh start. I always LOVE the way a brand new calendar feels, don’t you? There are so many uses for a calendar in the home and I often find myself printing off single months at a time to keep track of a variety of activities, countdowns, etc. Of course, we have one main, family calendar that is magnetic and stays on the fridge for all to see. I colour code appointments, events etc. (each family member has their own colour) in order to make it easier to read at a quick glance. I also use the … Continue reading