Wondering what to do with all that stuff that didn’t sell at your garage sale? I’m sharing some great online resources for garage sale donations that you’ll definitely want to check out! Where I live, we’re in the middle of a whirlwind of garage and yard sales. It’s that time of year where we all feel the urge to purge. I’m no exception! Garage sales are a terrific way to clear the clutter and make a few bucks while you’re at it. It never fails to amaze me that we have a decent amount of cast-off items each year to warrant… Read More
This free printable Spring Exterior Maintenance Checklist will help you plan out and keep track of all the tasks you need to do to prepare your home’s exterior for the warm weather! The birds are chirping! The flowers are (finally) blooming! At Chez Gallagher, that means it’s also time to dust off our spring exterior maintenance checklist and begin the process of checking off tasks, one by one. And when it comes to transitioning from the winter to spring season here in Northeast Ohio, that list of tasks can be quite daunting. It means breaking out the power… Read More
If you’ve been around here for awhile, by now you know about my love affair with binders. Yes, it’s true. I LOVE to organize with binders. In fact, I’d put my love of binders right up there with my love of clipboards, label makers and Elfa Storage Systems. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission, but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Click here to read my full disclosure policy. So why do I HEART binders so much? Ease of… Read More
The 2018 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle sale has ended. The good news is that the Ultimate Bundles Group continues to offer different bundles throughout the year (and occasional flash sales on previously offered bundles). If you don’t want to miss out on future bundles, click here to get on the notification list, and I’ll make sure you’re the first to hear when future bundle sales go live! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas? Nope. Back-to-school week? Nah. We’ve got a few more months until that celebration. I’m talking about the arrival of this year’s Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! This post… Read More
Feeling the Urge to Purge? Let’s capitalize on that urge with a new Challenge beginning tomorrow! Consider this your engraved invitation to join the 40 Bags in 40 Days Declutter Challenge. WHAT IS THE 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS CHALLENGE? It’s a declutter challenge where you commit to removing 40 bags worth of household clutter within a 40-day timeframe from your home. The Challenge started as a lenten challenge so it typically begins on Ash Wednesday and ends the day before Easter. If you did the math, and you’re thinking, “That’s more than 40 days,” you’d be correct! Apparently, we get a day… Read More
As always, my first piece of advice for tackling your decluttering project is to start for the low-hanging fruit. Well, it doesn’t get any more “low-hanging” than junk mail. In fact, my advice is to not even let junk mail come into your house in the first place. Set up a system for managing mail that includes a method for weeding out the junk mail and tossing it as the first step.
Happy New Year my Friends! I’m so excited to re-introduce The Organize and Refine Your Home Challenge! My goal with this year-long challenge is to serve as your guide as we organize, simplify, declutter, and streamline our households together. Whether your home needs some minor tweaking or a major reset, I invite you to join me on the journey to home refinement! Each month, we’ll focus on a particular space in your home or on a specific organizing project. Similar to previous organizing and declutter challenges, each monthly project will be broken down into a series of weekly… Read More
Hey Friends! I hope you’re enjoying a magical week filled with friends, family, and lots of baked goods 🙂 As we approach the end of the year and begin to prepare for a fresh new start in 2018, I thought it would be fun to look back on the past 12 months and highlight some of YOUR favorite blog posts. Today, I’m sharing the five most popular organizing posts AND the five most popular home decorating/DIY posts from this past year. So here it is…The Best of 2017 — the most popular organizing and home decor posts published on Refined Rooms… Read More