Thursday, December 18, 2014

Big Bear Shelving Solution + Giveaway

Big Bear Shelving Solution asked me to try out their shelving brackets. We have already done our whole garage in shelving and did not have another area to use them in our home. So, my assistant, Tiffany, had an opportunity to try out these shelving brackets and is sharing her experience! THEN, you'll get a chance to win a set for yourself - just in time for the new year and getting organized! So, click over and enter and learn more about this great shelving system for your garage or space!

Big Bear Shelving Bracket Giveaway ::

Monday, December 15, 2014

Homeowner Woes!

Well, as much as I absolutely LOVE living in an older home, it DOES come with some problems from time to time. We got to experience that recently. I thought I'd share this with you as we are getting ready to make some changes and I hope to blog more about the DIY and updates on that, too. 

We are hoping to purchase  a used RV this year. In anticipation of this, we are putting in an RV "parking area" in our backyard. We have the perfect spot - the kids play area. Now that the kids are older, they aren't using that anymore. So, we decided that this would make a great place to park our future RV. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

FIVE Ways to Feel Good about Clean this Christmas

Every year I spend the week after Thanksgiving scrambling to get all our Christmas decorations up before we have all our company over the next weekend - since we are gone the whole Thanksgiving weekend. We frequently have people over, but Christmas time we have even more over than usual. So, I've come up with five #CleanFeelsGood moments that I've used to stay on top of having my house clean and organized when all that company shows up.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Transitions in Organization

My assistant, Tiffany, is here to show you how to help your toddler more organized! Don't have a toddler? Maybe you have a teenager? She does too! I'm sure if you don't, you know of someone who does -- share this post with them!

Have you ever stopped and realized that something around your house is suddenly a disaster? You used to have a very orderly system that keeps you moving along quickly and all of the sudden you can't find what you need, you find yourself tripping over things and feeling irritated every time you are in that area. You think to yourself "What happened? How did I become so disorganized?" I am here to tell you it may not be you! You may just be in transition. Parenting children from 1-18 years old has shown me the need to continually manage the transition times of life if I am going to keep everything running smoothly in the long run.

Transitions in Organization - for kids from 1-18 ::

Thursday, December 4, 2014

11 Ways to Get Organized at Christmas!

It's the time of year when Christmas starts and you need help with all that Christmas stuff - organizing, packing, labeling, you name it! I've got you covered. For the past four years, I've been showing you all kinds of great Christmas ideas, and I've got a collection of them all here to keep you motivated through Christmas! Click on any of the links so you can find all kinds of inspiring ideas for Christmas organizing!

12 Ways to Display and Organize Christmas Cards ::

Monday, December 1, 2014

November's Thanks

This Thanksgiving I am so thankful for each of you who read and follow Organizing Made Fun.  
We've had a great November and are looking forward to even more excitement next month! 

November Thanks and full of organizing ideas ::

Friday, November 28, 2014

Where Do I Begin?

I asked Jill Annis, of Simply Organized, to help answer some of your tough questions! One of the most asked questions I get is "Where do I begin?" So, she is going to help answer that question, from a professional organizer's view!

Monday, November 24, 2014

"Help My Shelf" Giveaway

I have been compensated by Help My Shelf to 
promote and giveaway one of their products kits. 

I have a fun giveaway today for a new shelving system - something unique that I haven't even seen before! If you have wire shelving in your kitchen pantry or maybe a linen closet, and you find that things fall through all the time, there is an answer for you - the Help My Shelf! An organizer's dream!

Help My Shelf Giveaway - Before and After of wire shelving ::

Thursday, November 20, 2014

15 Easy and Simple Ideas for Organizing!

Sometimes I realize that my organizing is simple for me, but for others it's not as easy to think about doing it. I've simply walked around my house and have posted things from here and there on my Instagram feed that show how simple things can be organized. I want to share 15 of those ideas with you today, that are not hard. You don't have to have that "organizing gene" in you to do these, just some inspiration from somewhere {that would be me} and the desire to try it in your own home. 

15 Easy and Simple Ideas for Organizing ::

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Amazing Essential Oil Giveaway

As some of you know, I'm passionate about natural living. I go out of my way to seek alternative ways to live {green living} and to have a healthy life. I discovered essential oils over two years ago. I learned about them, talked about them, and studied what they did. I asked my blog friend, Toni  about hers because she had been using dōTERRA and I wanted to find out about having a Medicine Cabinet Makeover Class at my house. A wellness advocate came over, and my nearly 30 friends and I listened in amazement about what essential oils were capable of doing and how they had transformed lives - getting people off of medications, helping those with depression, and helping with painful ailments. And now, nearly two years later, I have seen some of those same friends with auto-immune diseases now living much fuller and pain-free lives using essential oils. I have witnessed their ability just in our own home in our son getting off all his asthma medication and inhalers and allergies dissipated, and my migraines that I can cure without any medication! Am I still skeptical? Yes, and every time I'm amazed that they work! Now, on to the amazing giveaway...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11 Ways to Organize with Baskets

I love baskets! They are inexpensive and come in all kinds of sizes for organizing. I've come up with 11 great ways to organize with baskets, but honestly, there are a lot more ways! Here are my favorites...

11 Ways to Organize with Baskets ::
Don't forget to enter to win a FOOD Saver. Go HERE!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Organizing the Freezer and a Food Saver Giveaway!

I was compensated and given product from Food Saver Vacuum Sealing system. All opinions are my own! And as a bonus, YOU get to enter for a chance to win one, too!

I'm always looking for ways to save money and get organized in the process. I recently was given a Food Saver Vacuum sealing system to try out AND give one away to a reader! 

The Food Saver Vacuum Sealing System Giveaway!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Colorful Home Updates

If you recall, I shared with you our native, drought tolerant front yard landscape six months ago. It was a bit sparse - since it was newly planted. Our drought here in Southern California has only gotten worse, so it has already proven to be a smart decision for us to "go native" and we've seen a ton of growth in our front yard in the last six months! I've also added more color to the front yard and other places around our house I'd like to share with you...

Front house curb appeal and drought tolerant six months apart ::

P.S. If you're an essential oil enthusiast or just want to learn more, I've got a new Instagram for essential oils HERE and I'm having a giveaway going on that ends today, so go HERE now and enter! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Top Organizing Blogger Home Tours - Family Room

We spend a lot of time in our family room because, well, it IS the FAMILY room! I've teamed up with the Top Organizing Bloggers to bring you our family rooms this month -- and we want to motivate and inspire you, give you some ideas, on how to get your family room organized and stay that way!

Top Organizing Bloggers Family Room Organization::

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.