December 5, 2018

When you think about getting organized, clearing clutter, and creating a smooth schedule for yourself, the word creativity doesn’t always pop into your mind. But I’ve come to learn that creativity and organization can go hand in hand, especially when your life needs st...

November 29, 2018

 *Guest post courtesy of Jefferson Chandler

There’s no doubt about it – the kitchen is the hub of every home, and one of the most important appliances in any kitchen is the fridge.

Fridge space is valuable – and if you have a family with a hungry teenager or two, you kno...

January 23, 2018

Chalk paint is fabulous, but does it survive kids? Find out how this leather ottoman did after 2 years of wear and tear and if you should try it for yourself.

November 8, 2017

There is a lot of overlap among my clients because I work with families, small businesses and especially families that run small businesses. That sweet spot, right in the middle of both, is where I'm happiest. If I can teach organizing skills to someone that will help...

July 31, 2017

It's almost back to school time, which may or may not sound like a big relief to you. But no matter how you feel, the best way to head back to school is by being organized. No worries because you've still got plenty of time to be proactive. So let's talk about setting...

March 30, 2017

One of our sayings at Organized Joy is that “we help you organize your home, your small business and your life.” So it’s only appropriate that we venture outside of your home as well and tackle that mobile home of yours – the car.

If you are anything like me, a mom & bu...

October 31, 2016

Halloween is finally here! Let's simplify the chaos and make room for more fun in our lives during this holiday, shall we? Here are 8 great tips for an organized Halloween:

Make A Date Specific List

You've still got time to plan out your last minute food/candy/costume sh...

August 11, 2016

If you do nothing else to prepare for back to school, I urge you to at least give this a try: set up a School Zone.  Doing this now (before school starts) will ensure a less stressful first week, create good habits for both kids and parents, and de-clutter your main ho...

June 16, 2016

 (my little guy enjoying the bubbles I buy by the gallon)

Organizing your summer with the kids can feel like preparing for battle.  I'd rather have them remember a happy mommy instead of a frenzied stress monster.  Any pre-planning and organizing I can do to get to happ...

June 2, 2016


It seems to me you have 3 options for a successful summer home with your kids.  Schedule everything.  Schedule nothing.  Or find a middle ground.


I've done the schedule everything.  For a while it was quite successful when the kids were younger.  I got nap t...

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