Did you hear? September is the new January! With the kids going back to school, and the summer heat finally relenting to cooler temps, September is usually accompanied by a burst of organizing energy. Capitalize on that energy and pick one of these four fall organizing projects to tackle this season! It’s official! Fall has arrived. O.K., not officially. But in my book, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and the beginning of my absolutely favorite time of year (queue the falling leaves, mums, and pumpkins!). Every year during this first week of the new season, I choose… Read More
For those of you who are lucky enough to live within driving distance of a Container Store, you may be familiar with Elfa storage systems. For the rest of you, allow me to introduce you to this fabulous resource for home organizing! 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. Elfa is The Container Store’s brand of customizable modular shelving and drawer systems. It can be used in… Read More
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! Image Credit: © Depositphotos.com / @alexeys 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… 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
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