Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New York City - Organized!

We had such an amazing month of May and had the privilege to travel quite a bit, including a trip to New York City! I have always wanted to go there - I'm a true city girl and love to visit the hustle and bustle of cities like that. My husband has a particular conference that I travel with him each year where the location changes each year, too. This year it was in New York City - so I was very excited to get an opportunity to see NYC. The best part, now that my daughter is homeschooling online, is that she got to go with us! We got to see SO much of NYC and do so much! But, I wanted to share some tips that we used to keep organized and see as much of NYC as you can while visiting, for your future trip!


NYC Visit Organized

Monday, June 12, 2017

Organizing Those Awkward Small Spaces in an RV + Giveaway

I was give product and compensated by
Tidy Living to share my awesome organizing experience. 

We have been vacationing again in our RV/motor home {have you seen our incredible made over RV?}, and  I can't wait to show you some great ideas for small space organizing in THERE, but also in your own small space at home that you can get ideas for! PLUS, I've got an amazing giveaway that YOU can enter to organize your own space! 


BEFORE: RV hall closet


Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Secret to Naturally Clean Laundry

Let me tell you, I am sort of finicky about what I use around my house - it's got to be natural, safe, and scent-free. I've got a couple of important people who live in this house that absolutely can't have scented anything! 

Truly CLEAR  and unscented laundry that's naturally clean!


Monday, June 5, 2017

The Organizing Itch


This post was sponsored by Formica Corporation
I've got that organizing itch again and so I've been busy trying to work out a few areas in my home to fine tune and get re-organized. I've noticed, and I'm sure you have to, that many of the areas around my home need an organizing update - kinda like my schedule as the kids get older and more independent. I no longer need the big command center area that I once did, but I still need that entry dresser and I wanted to make the space even more functional for our lives now.



BEFORE: Command Center needs an update

I decided that things weren't looking so well and my friends at Formica Corporation told me about a few amazing new products that they wanted to show you, in a normal, everyday environment like mine! So, I agreed - let's do this!

First, I needed to figure out what was the problem because lately our command center area was piling up with more and more stuff. So, I went through and cleared out the clutter on the top of the dresser and got rid of a lot of unnecessary stuff. 

Second, I went through the dresser and determined that I had too much in there, also - surprise! It didn't take me very long to do this process, maybe 20 minutes.

Third, I decided to make this area function a little differently. Instead of having so much stuff on the wall, I wanted something functional yet pretty! This is where I decided that using the Formica® Writable Surfaces came in! I decided that using these surfaces both on top of the dresser and also writeable panels for the wall treatment would be exactly what would work for this area! Formica® Writable Surfaces come in six colors and designs, giving you the opportunity to make lists, jot down inspirational quotes or even doodle. These surfaces, like all Formica® Brand products, are budget-friendly and durable.

  Command Center ready for an update

Now, I can't wait to show you the surfaces I chose and how the project came together....but, you'll have to wait just a little longer before it's ready!

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bathroom Cleaning Essentials From Grove Collaborative + Mrs. Meyers

To be fair, the bathroom is not most fun place to clean, but a fresh bathroom is essential to a stress-free day. Fortunately, the right products and tools can make bathroom cleaning so much easier. I absolutely do not like chemical, bleach smell in our house ever! It's bad on my family's allergies and

Bathroom Cleaning Essentials


Right now, Grove Collaborative is offering my readers these bathroom cleaning “must haves” for free with your first order of $20 GO HERE:

  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Lotion
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Tub & Tile
  • Free Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges
  • Free Shipping & 60 Day VIP Trial

If you’re already a customer, you’ll receive a Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap for free. I consider a nice hand soap a “must” for a clean bathroom, and Mrs. Meyer’s soaps are my favorite.

Bathroom Cleaning Essentials


Of course, the one bathroom cleaning product I can't live without is Mrs. Meyer's tub & tile cleaner. I used to hate cleaning our tub and shower because the fumes from traditional cleaners always gave me a headache. At the same time, I'm not a fan of scrubbing, so I need a cleaner that really works. Mrs. Meyer’s tub & tile checks all the boxes! It works so well on our hard water buildup, plus it smells amazing.

Paired with effective natural cleaners, the right tools are a game changer for your bathroom cleaning. I never thought of sponges as a bathroom cleaning necessity until I started using these Grove Collaborative walnut scrubber sponges. The scouring side is made from crushed walnuts and is great for cleaning grout, while the soft side is perfect for wiping down sinks and shower glass. I always keep a couple of these in my cleaning kit.

Bathroom Cleaning Essentials


Since I’ve started using Grove Collaborative, I can simply add those items to my next shipment and they arrive at my door, on my schedule. So easy! Grove has saved me countless trips to the drugstore for an overpriced roll of recycled paper towels.

Plus, my Grove VIP membership helps me save even more with free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales, and personal service. When you use my link to get your Bathroom Basics Kit and submit your first order, you’ll be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial.

This offer truly makes bathroom cleaning so much easier, so don’t miss out. The offer ends April 9th, and supplies are limited.

  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here HERE. You will receive the:
    • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap
    • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Lotion
    • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Tub & Tile
    • Free Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges
    • Free Shipping & 60 Day VIP Trial for free when you sign up!
  2. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive your first box within a few days.
  3. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.

Make sure your grab this offer right away - whether you want to sign up for the first time OR if you've already signed up and want to get your FREE hand soap. Hurry!!

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Training Little Ones to Keep a Schedule

Training Little Ones to Keep a Schedule

If you have been reading OMF for long you know one of Becky's top organizing tips is to keep a schedule!  Whether its her own weekly cleaning routine, or her kids Schedule, she keeps much of her home and family running by being consistent about her schedules.  In this post I will share a few ideas for how to train your preschooler to be more independent in keeping their daily schedule.  

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Essential Kitchen Cleaning


Essential Kitchen Cleaning

I LOVE my new kitchen, but I'm going to be completely honest, it's more work to keep this kitchen clean than my old kitchen! I think it's a combo of surfaces that need cleaning, new pots and pans with different care, and the fact that I actually care that it looks spotless most of the time!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Organizing For A Medical Emergency: Your Personal Health Record

If you have ever had to go to an emergency room you know it can be quite stressful.  When I worked as a patient advocate in a local emergency room I got to see all sorts of personalities in all kinds of emergency situations and I’ve learned a few things that can help you be a little more organized for your next medical emergency.  Creating a personal health record for yourself and your family is the single most helpful thing you can do to be prepared for a visit to the ER.   

There is nothing more stressful than getting to the ER while applying pressure to your child's bleeding boo boo, your child  in tears and then you realize you don’t even have what you need to get registered! Being prepared will help you to focus on comforting your family member rather than fretting in the heat of the moment.     


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Step 4 - Find a Faithful Friend: The Mom's Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free

Last week, I shared the third step of getting your home organized and clutter free, which was letting go of clutter. You might be thinking, "letting go of clutter might be easy for some, but not me." I'm here to tell you that if you struggle with hoarding and/or are a clutter bug, I've got the fourth step directed especially for you. Find a faithful {organized} friend. Yes, this is very important. You need to find a friend {or if you really can't, hire a professional organizer} to come and help you to let go of clutter.


Step 4 - Find a Faithful Friend: The Mom's Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free


Look at your home with fresh eyes this week - WALK THROUGH your whole home and start looking at the piles of things everywhere. Actually look at it - pretend you are a visitor in your own home. Are you horrified? Or is it pretty good? Look around carefully. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Quick Tip: Cleaning Cast Iron and More

One of my recent discoveries in the kitchen has been cast iron. I have found that cast iron is probably the longest lasting and most efficient types of pans to cook with. Cleaning cast iron can be tricky, as you can't just throw it into the dishwasher or let it soak in the sick since it will easily rust. 

Degrease cast iron with lemons

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Step 3 - Let Go of Clutter: The Mom's Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free

Today is the day. Are you ready to start looking at things differently? In the Mom's guide to getting your house organized and clutter free, we started by simply getting into the habit of sitting down each evening and planning out our schedule and routine each week. Second, we started meal planning. Those two things are vital habits to form in your home in order to get your whole life/home organized and clutter free. And, did you start these habits? How are you feeling about them? Is it making a difference?  Today, I want you to start looking at your stuff differently.

Step 3 - Let Go of Clutter: The Mom's Guide to Getting Your House Organized and Clutter Free


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Quick Tip: Make Lettuce Last Longer

This is a quick tip I wanted to share with you to keep your lettuce fresh and lasting longer - it's a trick I've learned all on my own. You ready? Here is a photo of my lettuce that was in the back of my fridge for TEN DAYS. I just took it out and cut it up and put it into my salad - honestly, it was forgotten in the veggie drawer! 


How to Keep Lettuce  Fresh for Up to 2 weeks!


So, how to I keep my lettuce SO FRESH for so long - up to two weeks?

OK, here it is - it's super simple. 

1. Wash the lettuce and get it nice and dry.
2. Get a clean, dry terry towel  - I got mine at Costco or here.
3. Wrap dried lettuce tightly in terry towel then put into a gallon-sized ziptop bag. 


Keep Lettuce fresher, longer


That's it! The terry towel keeps the lettuce from getting soggy and still keeps it fresh. So, if you like to make a little salad everyday or don't get to it right away, it keeps it fresh! 

Do you have a great way of keeping vegetables last longer? Please share!

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