No Cables Needed…Just BUMP IT!

I am an iPhone user and I take lots of pictures.  I take pictures of my children.  I take pictures of my organizing projects.  I take pictures of things I'm selling on Craigslist.  I take pictures of things I think will work for clients.  I take pictures of things I think are beautiful.  Lots.  I share those from my phone on facebook or instagram but I always want them on my computer too.  There are many many ways to do that but one way that I found is especially helpful ...continue reading

Laundry Horror to Laundry Haven

We live in a 1960's ranch house.  Evidently when they built my house noone thought it was important to put the laundry room inside the house.  Instead they thought it would be fun to put it in a storage room off the carport.  So yes,  I have been known to run half naked out to the laundry room to grab a pair of jeans that are still in the dryer...you know you do it to! It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter...no one wants to put on their winter coat to go fetch ...continue reading

No office? No problem!

So you don't have a dedicated space in your home for an office...you're not alone.  So often those spaces get taken over my the little humans we have created.  I used to have an office...now I have Scarlett.  Ha! But seriously...just because you don't have an office doesn't mean you don't have office stuff.  Printer paper, staplers, tape, file folders, extra checks, rubber bands, etc.  In my house I decided to dedicate a hall closet in my house to be my office supply ...continue reading

The Great Toy Purge

I had a reader ask me recently "Julie, how do you get kids to purge their toys? We are moving in the next month and I NEED to get my son's toy area reduced!!"  Such a great question. It's usually easy for us mother' to purge toys.  Things that relatives have given our children that we hate or are too noisy.  Toys that we don't see our children enjoying and playing with.  Large toys that take up lots of room.  These are easy for us...but what do you do when your child is ...continue reading

Double Up!

Have you ever considered that having two of an item might make your life a little easier?  I know doubling what you have wouldn't be called decluttering or simplifying but it might really make life easier if you don't have to go hunting for that one item.  Here are a few items I was thinking of that might be a good idea to duplicate: 1-cleaning supplies - Having a set of cleaning supplies on each floor of your house (or maybe in each bathroom) would make it easier to do ...continue reading