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Thursday, October 30, 2014

An Orderly October

It has been an orderly October here at Organizing Made Fun.  I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration and give aways we've had so far.  From Pop's of orange to getting  your tween out the door in the morning, there has been a little something to encourage your organizational creativity each week this month. 





Monday, October 27, 2014

How to Get your Spouse to Keep Organized: Advice from a Professional Organizer

I want to introduce a new helper to Organizing Made Fun! She's going to be such a big help because she's a professional organizer and amazing at helping all my organized and organized-wanna-be readers to answer some of the questions that I just can't answer! Beginning this month, and once each month, she will answer a tough question from one of you! Jill is the owner of Simply Organized and she's amazing!


Jill Annis, Professional Organizer :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Stay Organized and Work from Home

Last month, I had the privilege to write a post for Hometalk about blogging. I've been in the business now for over 4 years and I really enjoy it. It has it's ups and down. Mostly ups, but I've been learning to manage things even better over the last year or so. I had another blogger ask me a question recently, and it turned into an entire post! So, blogger or not, I think you may enjoy this peak into my world. If you are a work from home mom {or hoping to be in the future}, this will definitely apply to you, as well.

I really admire how you run/manage your blog. I know you've said in the past that you view your blog as your business and you take that very seriously. You've also mentioned that you schedule Pinterest months in advance. I'm wondering if you have any tips for managing your blog, keeping on schedule, staying focused on your business, staying on top of social media...



Work Smarter, Not Harder -- help from a work from home mom/blogger :: OrganizingMadeFun.com


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reglazing Update on Kids' Bathroom

Before: Kids Bathroom with old style peach and rose colored tile :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

It's been about two years since we updated the kids' bathroom by having all the outdated, original tile professionally sprayed white. It's gorgeous in there now -- as nostalgic as I am about our 1940s home is, their bathroom was just ugly. The white has refreshed and brightened it up in there ten fold! But, as promised years ago that I would let you know, how is it holding up? 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Early Christmas Gift for YOU!

Call this an early Christmas gift or just something fun to look forward to...but, I have teamed up with a group of wonderful ladies and we've got an amazing giveaway for those of you who are on Instagram! It's TWO $500 Amazon Gift Cards - one for you and one for a friend. That's $1000!!! All you have to do is go below and enter!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fun Favorite Things to Try!

Fun Favorite Things to Try -- stainless steel straws, crockpot, cartwheel app, essential oil travel case, and FB purity :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

I love sharing things with you that make life easier or more fun or are just plain cool! All kinds of things...and this month I found some more great things to show you that you might not have realized are there or have tried! Can you guess what they are?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Getting a Preteen Out the Door Faster!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Goody, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GoodyGorgeous


How to get your preteen out the door faster :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

What in the world does having a hair brush have to do with getting your kids out the door faster? Well, stay with me...I have a plan! You see, getting the kids out the door for school or church or wherever you have to be, can be a big pain in the neck...add in a preteen girl who's nearly 11 going on 16 and wants to "look her best" and spends countless amounts of time in the bathroom brushing her long, thick, wavy hair, and you have my dilemma. Am I the ONLY one?

P.S. I've changed my Instagram name to: organizingmadefun - 
Find me there if you haven't already followed me!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gray and Orange Master Bedroom Makeover

If you knew me personally, you'd know I like to change things up when it comes to decorating my home. After four or five years, I'm ready to change it up! It may not be drastic, but it must look different and feel different! That's how I felt about our master bedroom recently. It was decorated so lovely - in blue and brown. Very much something that five years ago was pretty hip and nice. But...my taste and decorating style is constantly changing and I'm learning to find my true style. I think our bedroom truly reflects my style now -- and my colorful side. So, I left our blue walls and decided to add gray and orange to the bedroom to mix it up. 


Gorgeous gray and orange master bedroom :: OrganizingMadeFun.com



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pinterest and Facebook Telling YOU What to See

I'm hear to share with you a little of frustration as a blogger and to share with you about how you can make sure you are seeing what you want to see via your social media. Maybe you don't even like social media...well, that's fine. But, it's an important way for me to let many of you know new things or share older posts that you may not know about, etc. Pinterest has now caught on to the ways of Facebook and are giving you a "smart feed". In my opinion, it's not so smart! So, let me show you how you can follow on Pinterest and Facebook and be SURE you are seeing what is posted from those you like or follow.


Do you realize that you don't actually see the people you want to follow on Pinterest and Facebook? Well, here's how YOU can see them instead of having that decision made for you :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Monday, October 6, 2014

11 Ways to Organize with Binder Clips

If you want an easy, cheap way to organize -- try binder clips! Not kidding -- they are easy to change by using paint or washi tape and come in all kinds of sizes! I've found 11 ways to use them to organize! 



11 Ways to Organize with Binder Clips :: OrganizingMadeFun.com
{Click on source below each picture 
for more detailed information}

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Perfect Way to Eat a Snack and Stay Clean and Organized

I have been compensated by Snack Spout to share a 
fun new product and give one to you, too!

Today I have a treat for you - no, seriously, it's REALLY a treat!! I received this amazing organizing product that also keeps things a bit sanitary in the snack department! It's perfect for using for everyday or when you have a big group of people over!


Snack Spout Giveaway :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top Organizing Blogger Home Tours - Kitchen Pantry

Myself and 6 other organizing bloggers are so very excited to start sharing our homes monthly with you. We want to focus on one area so that you can get some great ideas monthly from different styles of organizing. Today, we're heading into the kitchen to get you inspired to get your kitchen organized. I have the privilege of sharing my kitchen pantry. It's one of my favorite places in my kitchen! It's cheery and it's fun - not to mention total functional! 




Monday, September 29, 2014

September Synopsis

When most of the country is enjoying fall leaves and the joy of fall fashion week,  the worst of the  summer heat has threatened to melt us all out here in LA!  September leaves us longing for lovely scarves and a cup of hot tea, but we will just have to wait a little longer.


Lots of organizing ideas for the month of September :: OrganizingMadeFun.com


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fighting the Drought in California - Grey Water

{More organizing posts coming soon, but I want to share 
with you about a project we are working on in our home}

Having lived in California my whole life, I've learned the words "water conservation" and "drought" many times here. It's something I remember my parents talking to us kids about when I grew up in Northern California. I remember that we only flushed after going "number 2", otherwise, you just left it in there and flushed at the end of the day so we wouldn't waste water. We couldn't run the water while brushing our teeth. It didn't seem horrible - just being careful with water. Now I live in Southern California, where we have even less rain than Northern California, and a drier climate. This year, they are saying is the worst drought in recorded history in the state of California - which may not bother you, but guess what? You probably get a LOT of your food from California. So, our decision to "go native" and plant a drought tolerant front yard couldn't have come at a better time! But, we've recently discovered something else - grey water. Do you know what that is?

{The winners of the Hands Free Tote Giveaway have been announced. 
Go HERE and scroll to the bottom of the post to see if you won}


Drought Tolerant Front Yard Landscape :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

Monday, September 22, 2014

Procrastination: Organization's Enemy

{This post written by Tiffany, my wonderful assistant}. 

This week I am doing battle against one of my biggest foe's: procrastination.  When I'm overwhelmed with all there is to do and behind on my work and when the house has become a stopping-off point and ceased to feel like home, then I know it's time to tackle this all-too-familiar enemy.


Procrastination: Organization's Enemy :: OrganizingMadeFun.com