Our real-life, real-world playroom transformation. You can do this too, I promise.

This is a guest post from regular contributor, Natalie LeBlanc-Dawson, who blogs at www.becominggranola.com .  Our first official playroom! We’ve been living in our home now for more than 7 years. We definitely bought a bigger home than we needed at the time, knowing that we would, one day, fill it with children. And here we are,


16 Crucial Tips for Organizing in 2016

Is this going to be your year of Awesome? The year you finally get organized?

Time to get started! These 16 Organizing Strategies will keep you on track throughout the year, as you strive toward meeting your goals.


How to make the perfect (organized) mud room / entryway for YOUR home - step by step, real-world tutorial. No Pinterest smoke and mirrors.

How to make the perfect (organized) mud room / entryway for YOUR home – step by step, real-world tutorial. No Pinterest smoke and mirrors.


Tired of cleaning? Here are 6 awesome ways to make cleaning your house really fun.

You might be thinking there’s no way to make cleaning fun, but you’d be wrong. There are a lot of little tricks and games we can play to make cleaning really rewarding, and even relaxing. I really love when I get some time alone to clean my house, listen to podcasts or books, and make


Are you overwhelmed with all of your "to dos"? Declutter your hobbies and take back your joy!

Hobbies can be great, but they can also drain us. Here’s how to declutter your hobbies and take back the life you love.


The Crucial Information Every Babysitter Needs to Know - Get on this!

A few months ago, I ran into something rare, but was very welcomed and something I think every parent should be doing if they hire a babysitter at all – even if its just a relative. I showed up to babysit for the first time, and the parents had typed up a complete information sheet.


How Upside-Down Lists Can Save Your Sanity

There are days when you need to make a list to be organized and stay accomplished. There are also days when you need to write upside-down lists after your accomplishments.

And that is okay.


Our Emergency Laundry Catch-Up Game

Suddenly, laundry catch-up inspiration hit.

What if, instead of asking or forcing my kids to help me, I wasn’t the person telling us to get the job done?

What if I invited them to play a game with me and we used a timer instead? And what if the prize for BEATING the timer was exciting enough to make it fun??


The Glass Storage Containers that changed my (kitchen) life.

I thought I would be in kitchen bliss when I changed to glass food storage containers. I was wrong. The old ones I had were totally lame. Then I found the BEST glass food storage containers, and my (kitchen) life changed.


How to Have a Clean Home (Without doing any work at all)

Of course, if you want a clean home, you’re going to need to clean it… eventually. But how can you keep it clean the longest, in between? Here’s how to have a clean home WITHOUT doing any of the work.


15 minute tidy - how to organize kitchen spices and herbs

This post contains affiliate links. So, you’re in the kitchen, cooking, and you reach over to your spices to grab the garlic powder… and… can you grab it? Or are you digging through cinnamon, cumin, and coriander to find it? Do you have spices clogging up the works? Herbs you haven’t used in years? Bottles


Your Husband's Closet - How to Help Declutter & Organize It

Today, I helped to declutter and organize my husband’s closet – at his request. So much fun and we got it looking AMAZING together. Here’s how we did it.



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