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
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
Come take a look at seven of my favorite Christmas home tours! Be inspired! One of my absolute favorite things to do this time of year is take a virtual tour of the homes of my favorite home decor bloggers. They never cease to amaze with the way they all add sparkle, magic and joy via home decor every year, each in their own unique ways! As a little Christmas gift to you, I put together this round up of breathtaking Christmas home tours from around the web. So cozy up by the fire, grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit… Read More
When it comes to organizing holiday decorations, I thought I had it down to a science. But I’ve found a way to level up my decoration storage method and can’t wait to share it with you! I’m excited to partner with Sortly on this home organizing project. Although I received compensation and a complimentary subscription to the Sortly Plus app, my favorable opinion of this product is 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you… Read More
You DID IT! You made it to the final week of the 10-Week Digital Photo Organizing Challenge…and I’m so proud of you. Photo organizing can be a daunting project for sure. It involves lots of tedious, repetitive tasks, as well as a pretty good dose of “stick-to-it-tivess”. But it’s so, so worth it, as you are about to see when you embark on this week’s assignment: CELEBRATING & SHARING DIGITAL PHOTOS! 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, which helps… Read More
So how did the tagging and rating assignment go last week? If you’re weird like me, tagging and rating photos is kinda fun. I’m all about mindless tasks that I can accomplish while watching t.v., and this task is one of those. We’re moving on…this week, you’ll create a digital photo organizing maintenance plan. If you’ve completed all of the weekly assignments up to this point, congratulations! You’ve succeeded in organizing the collection of digital photos that you’ve amassed over the years. But what about the images that are yet to be captured in the coming months and years?… Read More