Get To Know Vali Heist

Vali Heist

This week I'm introducing you to another Certified Professional Organizer (and great friend), Vali Heist.  Take a peek at her website at www.cluttercrew.com. 1. What made you decide to become a professional organizer? I was an administrator at a local University and was going to work uninspired for the last two years and found myself praying for inspiration each day for what I would do for ...

5 Ways to Create a Sleep Sanctuary

A comfortable sleeping environment can take your bedroom from being a so so room to being the best room in your home. After a tiring day nothing can make us feel better than a good night’s sleep. Therefore it’s pretty important to make your bed comfortable, warm and cozy so that your body is able to rejuvenate overnight, while you sleep. However, if you are unable to get adequate zzz’s at night, ...

Three Women, Three Planners

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Today's guest post comes from our friends at the Triple Knots blog, which is written by three women on a journey toward a healthier, happier lifestyle. Happy New Year! Do you feel like you're ready to hit the ground running? Or, do you feel like your mind is still too cluttered with post-holiday things to do, yet you're not sure how or when you're going to get it all done? If it's the latter, ...

Easiest Way To Organize A Kids’ Party

How To Organize A Kids' Party

Lilly enjoys hanging out with parents and swapping funny stories about their kids. She actively writes about her experiences as a mom through websites like Madfun and this one. We’re always glad to welcome her contribution to the site and in this article, she talks about preparing for awesome children parties! Organizing a kids party requires the tactical precision of a general in the army ...

Organizing and Essential Oils~A Guest Post

Essential Pils

Organizing and Essential Oils For me, the two go hand in hand. I love organizing. I don’t need any prodding to go through my closet on a regular basis or let go of items I no longer use. However, many of my clients don’t feel this way. They like the end result of organizing. They just don’t like the action they have to take to get to the end result. My new clients often have mixed feelings ...

Reorganize Your Beauty Bag: Going Cruelty-Free ~Guest Post

Cruelty Free

There are many reasons to buy cruelty-free beauty products (products that aren’t tested on animals). Animal-tested products are often found on drugstore shelves and are usually full of filler ingredients, harsh preservatives, and other suspicious substances. Animal testing is a cruel and unnecessary practice that you can discourage by buying cruelty-free products. What is a cruelty-free ...

Holiday DIY From Happy Is A Verb

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Hello! I'm Becky from happyisaverb.blogspot.com, where we love a unique craft, give family life our level best, and share tips on mental & emotional health.   I am delighted to be a guest here today! Thank goodness there are people like Bonnie (and her amazing site) to help us get our lives in order.  Especially for creative types, who usually can find the glue gun, but not the glue ...

Washers and Dryers – Four Things to Know Before Shopping

Stacey Vogler

When a washer or dryer breaks it can throw a family’s routine off schedule, since everyone needs fresh clean clothes. Parents need work clothes. Kids need to look sharp for school and to get the mud off sports jerseys. Picking the right washer and dryer can be a daunting task, especially since the newest complicated models can cost upwards of $1,500 each. Consider these four tips before you ...

How to Have Your Way With Washi Tape! (A Guest Post)

Washi Table

Ah, the wonders of washi tape. It hit the US craft scene just a few years ago, but washi has been a longstanding type of Japanese handmade paper. Washi is made with fibers and bark from various trees and plants found in Japan and is typically more durable than regular paper made with the usual wood pulp. Washi is used in many traditional Japanese art forms, like origami and shibori, as well as in ...

Reorganize Your Beauty Bag: When to Toss Makeup ~ Guest Post

Mascara

Whether your makeup collection is comprised of a few favorites or bursting out of your bathroom drawer, it’s a good idea to sort through it periodically. Some products are easy to toss, such as a dried-up mascara or a shattered powder, but others might carry sentimental value. Below are some good reasons to trash your cosmetics. Expired Products Many cosmetics aren’t marked with ...