Things we're celebrating today! .
1. I stuck to my goal of making my Instagram happen every single day in May thanks to @planoly and my business planner from the Resource Library .
2. Our new guide called Build Your Team launched today! Literally breaking down one of the scariest parts of growing your organizing business and making it fun & doable.... AMAZING
3. It's a new month with new goals and new stories to be told. So excited to see what this new page of the journey of 2017 takes you ALL in your business. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!
We are still adjusting to the time change over here, but that's not going to ruin my Monday. Tackling my to do list for business and personal today. Do you have an overwhelming to do list? Try choosing 2 personal and 2 personal tasks that must get done each day. Sometimes it's too overwhelming to look at your never ending list and know where to start. Think about what has to get done and start there. It will feel so nice to finally start checking things off of that list. 📷@photoashleyrose
What is your cleaning schedule like? Do you have one? I like to do a little each day to maintain instead of a big clean on the weekend. There are a few things I make sure to do each day to keep up with everything. I call it the Rule of One. That means 1 load of laundry (all the way through and put away), one load of dishes, and one other area in the home like bathrooms or mopping the floor). What type of cleaner are you?
This room is the perfect blend of style and function for our family. We transformed our unfinished basement into a playroom for the kids. They love it down there. They can run around and ride small bikes or they can hang out a watch a movie. A playroom doesn't have to be a room full of toys. It can be pretty too!
Do your kids love Legos? Mine do! This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get. How do you store Legos? Well more on how I store the little pieces later, but in the meantime, give them a place to store their completed pieces. We all know they aren't tearing them apart and putting them away each time (and let's be honest after all the time I spend helping I don't want to tear them apart either). I just use 2 small shelves about the Legos where the littlest one can't get to them! We switch out what gets stored on the shelves frequently.
Wake up buttercup and make that bed! I promise it will change your day. I know how I am. I wake up, roll out of bed wishing I could push the snooze but another 5 times. I get it, the last thing you want to do is make your bed, but do this...time yourself one day. How long did it take? Probably less than a minute. So why not take that 1 minute every day to make sure you are starting your day off right?
We are talking all about how to keep kids school papers and artwork organized this school year #ontheblog today. Set up your systems now so that those papers don't have a chance to pile up on your counters and take over the front of your fridge. #linkinbio#kidsartwork#paper#backtoschool
Raise your hand if you Pin tons of recipes on Pinterest that you know you'll "try someday." STOP! Use those recipes to meal plan for the month. What?! Yes, it's possible. Our organizing assistant, Allie, is sharing with you her tips for monthly meal planning using her BFF Pinterest. This is a serious life changer. You need to check this out. #linkinbio#ontheblog#mealplanning#healthyfood#pinterest#mealplan
Stuffed animals everywhere and driving you crazy? Grab an oversized basket and toss them all in. Make sure to go through them with your child first and have them pick out their favorites. Sometimes it is easier to put a number on it. Try saving, "You have 10 stuffed animals. Pick out your 7 favorites to keep." or " You can help whatever you can fit in this basket." #stuffedanimals#organizingwithkids#kidsroom
If you live in #cincinnati and you haven't checked out @bargainsandbuyouts yet you need to stop what you are doing and RUN there now! I got these chairs for our dining room a few months ago and they were perfect and a huge DEAL! I love waking up to this bright space every morning. Simple decor. Neutrals. Natural Light. The winning combination for any space. #simpledecor#diningroom#naturallight#bargainsandbuyouts
GO VERTICAL: this is my number one tip for almost any space. Especially under the sink. Make the most of the space by stacking 2 bins. These acrylic bins and drawers are from @thecontainerstore and are a perfect fit. #containyourself#undertheaink#bathroomstorage
Dress up storage.... a challenge for most moms. For a quick DIY solution grab a piece of wood and mount a few double hanging coat hooks then mount it to the wall. Most young kids struggle with hangers... With hooks they can clean up themselves 😉 I added a large basket underneath for all the accessories. #playroom#kidsroom#dressup
Quick tip: when you get home from the grocery, take all of your individually packaged items out and recycle the box. Toss everything into a bin like this one from @thecontainerstore Boxes are bulky and waste space and when there is only one item left you can't tell. Grab some air tight containers from @thecontainerstore to store loose items like crackers and nuts. These quick changes will make for easy snack grabbing and it looks pretty too 😉 #pantry#containyourself
GIVEAWAY CLOSED........GIVEAWAY TIME: The day is here. Head over to check out the new site and blog #linkinbio To celebrate, we are giving away a $100 gift certificate.
You have THREE chances to win!
ENTER THREE WAYS:
1. FOLLOW US on Instagram and COMMENT below
2. LIKE our Facebook page and COMMENT on the GIVEAWAY Facebook post @simplifyinstyle
3. Head to the blog and COMMENT on your favorite post
Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
GIVEAWAY runs until 8/24. Winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram by 8/26. Winner must redeem gift certificate by 12/31/16. Must be 18 years or older to enter. If you do not live in the Greater Cincinnati area you may apply the gift certificate towards VIRTUAL ORGANIZING SERVICES. #simplifyinstyle#giveaway#contest
YOU. GUYS. Tomorrow is the BIG day. The new website will be ready to launch to the world. Here is a sneak peak of the virtual services page. That's right. We can help you get organized wherever you are in the world. Check back tomorrow for more details and a fun GIVEAWAY 😉 #getorganized#giveaway
So many things happen at this table. I had so much fun planning this space. My goal was to create a space where I could work, meet with my team, and also let my kids make messes and create memories. Well, it worked. We love this space, and you can tell by the red "washable" paint stain on the curtains that they certainly make messes in here 😂 #creatememories#artroom#homeoffice
Clear the nightstand clutter. Use a small dresser or nightstand with extra drawers like this #ikeahack for extra storage. A small dish can hold your jewelry and the top drawer can be used for extra storage for those items that typically clutter the top. #cleartheclutter#keepitsimple#simpledecor
These easy DIY mason jar sconces were one of my first decor projects. So simple, and so easy to make. I love switching out the flowers for each season. They are also great for storage in the bathroom (think cotton swaps, cotton balls, makeup brushes), craft supplies, writing utensils, the list goes on. #masonjars#functionmeetsstyle
Not sure what to do with those toys that are taking over your living room? Add a couple of baskets for an easy easy to contain the clutter and easy clean up. Switch out toys as the kids get bored with what is there. #toys#toystorage#livingroom
Need help getting organized? Schedule a free consultation today! We would love to talk to you about your space and create a plan just for you. Not local to Cincinnati? No problem... We have virtual organizing services too #linkinprofile#cincinnati#pantry#kitchen