Today, I’m touching base on a topic that is misunderstood by many: willpower. In particular, how it relates to home organizing. Every January, thousands, if not millions, of people make … Continue reading Learn How to Willpower Your Way to an Organized Home
As a child, I enjoyed organizing my closets by colors and use. As an adult, I’ve put my organization methods to use at my various jobs (organizing and inventorying a 3500 book library; organizing and labeling a large outdoor special event storage shed for a city’s recreation division; creating and organizing a walk-in supply closet for a summer camp). I also earned a B.S. from Texas A&M (WH08P!). In 2017, I quit my local government job to travel. I loved it so much, I decided to find a way to earn income that allowed me to continue traveling. During my time on the road, I stayed with various friends and family and somehow it worked out that many of them were in the process of moving or rearranging certain rooms. Conveniently, I was there to help. Thus began Status: Organized. I hope to bring my love of organization (and skills!) to people across the country.
How is your Toy Room holding up? You’ve been at the decluttering, organizing, and preventing stages for 1-4 weeks now. Do you feel better? No longer as anxious when you glance into the room? I hope so! As with any plan or life change, it takes a wee little bit of time before your actions and behavior become the norm. Give it time and keep trying. It’ll become second nature soon!
Today, I’m sharing some neat tips and tricks I’ve discovered on how you can store toys and keepsakes. Enjoy!
By this point, you’ve decluttered and moved all the toys into the Toy Room. Wahoo. But then you take a look around and still feel anxious. What now? Now, we plan and create organizing strategies.
Congrats on reducing the number of the toys in your home and decluttering so that all of the toys are located in one room. Great progress! But how do you prevent the numbers from skyrocketing at the next birthday or holiday? Let’s jump right in!
When the toys outgrow the limited space, it’s time for the adults in the household to implement a few changes (for the good of themselves as well as the child!).
Traveling is a frustrating experience for many. Add in time delays, airport security demands, crowds, the tiny metal carry-on luggage box, and frustration levels skyrocket. Even the most Zen of … Continue reading How to Stay Organized While Traveling: 15 Tips
The past few months have revolved around moving, moving, and more moving. Move #1: I personally moved in early September (resettled in Houston after 13 years away!). Moving into my … Continue reading 8 Moving Tips to Learn Prior to Moving!
With two wins under their belts, the Astros have started the postseason strong! In case you need an excused absence from work, school, or any function that’s not watching the … Continue reading Houston Astros – Please Excuse
One year ago today, I hopped on a plane to Phoenix, Arizona, to begin a life of travel. I had just quit my parks and recreation job (3 years, 10 … Continue reading All Roads Led to … Houston!?
Stepping foot inside a garage can be a treacherous activity. Tiptoeing past objects, trying not to slip or fall or slice open a foot. For some garages, escaping without dirt, … Continue reading 4 Steps to Organize Your Garage
How do you stay focused while working, sleeping, or living? What methods do you use to track the random thoughts and tasks that come to mind throughout the day and … Continue reading Befriend A Notepad
This week, I decided to attempt something a little different and make an organizing video. Many thanks to Heather at Thirty-One for this idea (side note: Thirty-One is having a … Continue reading Tips for Organizing a Junk Drawer (Video)