Aspiring blogger? Grab your favorite beverage, hunker down with your laptop and let me show how to start a blog using SiteGround on the WordPress platform (and why you want to!) Today, I’m straying a bit from from what I typically write about to answer a common question that I get from readers, friends, and even people whom I just met who learn about my blog. The question is: How do you start a blog? When I first started out on my blogging adventure a few years ago (which coincided with the start of my professional organizing biz), I really… Read More
Obsessed with Halloween decor, but limited on time (and money)? Download these fabulous free Halloween printables to scary up your abode this year! Oh Halloween. How I adore thee! Believe me, my love for Halloween runs deep. I have bins and bins full of Halloween decor to prove it. The trouble is, these days, I simply don’t have the time this year to drag all of the bins up from basement storage and sift through the contents. So what’s a Halloween-loving, time-crunched Girl to do? Well, I headed over to Pinterest to do a quick search for free Halloween printables! Today,… Read More
Today I’m sharing the wisdom of my dear friend Heidi, who recently completed an extensive home renovation project. Her family of four lived in their home during the renovation process, which brings with it certain…um…challenges. I asked Heidi to share her home renovation survival tips with all of us today. Got a home renovation project in your future? These tips are sure to save your sanity! 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… Read More
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
UPDATE: Starting 12/18/19 through early February 2020, all Elfa storage systems and installation services are 30% off — woot woot! 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… 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.