The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


-+*I have an unhealthy relationship with housework. Sometimes it is my greatest pleasure, while either times it is my worst nightmare. Despite my reputation for sequined lunacy, deep down, I am very orderly person. Nothing makes me happy than walking into an environment where I know where everything is. That doesn’t mean it needs to be […]

My Anti-Medicine Cabinet


-+*  I’d like to take this moment to come out against medicine cabinets. Okay fine, I’m not against medicine cabinets like I’m against the holocaust, but I really dislike them. Sure, they made sense back in the day when people milked their own goats and a family of five shared a single toothbrush, but nowadays, even for […]

Mercury Retrograde


-+*  Want to see an impressive eye roll? Start talking to me about astrology. Look, I know Yoko Ono won’t get her hair cut unless the stars are aligned in her favor, and that is a valid opinion, but I do not share it. Not even for Yoko. Not long ago I heard someone on […]

DIY Dry Erase Board

-+*This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents Some women are crazy about shoes; I’m all about the school supplies. Give me a pencil sharpener and a box of crayons and I’ll show you a […]

Postcard From a Hoarder: Hanging Necklaces

-+*Last week I posted this tip about getting knots out of necklaces, to which Maggie replied in the comments, “What I want is a way to store them without them getting all knotted together.” Good question, Maggie. And while I am no organizing guru, I have a serious case of sparkle tooth, which gives me […]

Efficiency, you Jerk

-+*I read somewhere that chronic list-making is one of the most common attributes among successful people. (You know the type – so  annoying). It’s because they get an odd thrill out of crossing items off the list, thereby spurring them onto the next item on the list, thereby making them super productive and efficient and […]

Paper Bag Organizers

-+*I’m a bag lady. No really. I have a tendency to collect paper bags. I tell myself I’ll use them to haul stuff, and I do, but they accumulate faster than I would like. With this is mind, I finally found a good way to put them work! Just fold down the edges. Two folds […]

Glittered Clothespins

-+*One of my goals of 2013 is to be more organized. More focused. More strategic. I am working towards achieving this in three ways by 1. Avoiding distractions (like EXTRA CUTE SLOTH VIDEOS) 2. Writing down weekly and monthly goals in my phone (my fav app) and filo-fax, and 3. Snazzing up my paperwork in […]

Organizing with Can Caddies

-+*I had plans to do stuff this weekend but then a three-part, 12 hour Anne of Green Gables marathon came on TV. Well, there went my day. Since my butt was glued to the couch I made use of my time by sorting out some bins and boxes that only required partial attention. Because, I […]