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10.05.21

Moving and Packing Tips That Will Make Your Next Move Easier

It’s been a while since I’ve moved to a new home, but over …

It’s been a while since I’ve moved to a new home, but over the last decade, I’ve lived in 5 apartments, 1 condo, and 1 house, so I know a thing or two about moving. I don’t have any plans to move in 2020, but since this week marks 11 …

Organization

09.21.21

Habits to Keep Your Home Clean and Organized

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time …

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time (almost three years) to get into a groove that had me feeling like my home is clean more than it’s not. That’s not to say that my home is always clean. Toys are scattered and stuff piles …

My Home

08.10.21

The 10 Cleaning Essentials Every Home Needs

When my home is clean, I feel a sense of peace. That might …

When my home is clean, I feel a sense of peace. That might sound like a bold statement, but I really thrive in a clean and organized environment. Once I became a mom, staying on top of the messes proved more challenging than I anticipated, but over the last few …

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07.13.21

Our Ikea Pax Entry & Coat Closet

I love our little house, but one of the things it’s missing? A …

I love our little house, but one of the things it’s missing? A real coat closet. The previous owners installed this IKEA system in our entry and it’s served us well the last three years. Long coats and bags go on hooks at the top of the basement stairs, but …

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07.12.21

How to Declutter, Organize, and Store Toys

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to …

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to take over your home. During a pandemic or long, cold winter, you might even find yourself making a few too many purchases to try to keep things fun while you hibernate. Pikler climbers, bounce houses (why yes …

Organization

07.05.21

How to Organize a Refrigerator Part One

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, …

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, closet, and room. The refrigerator is one of those things I’ve wanted to implement one of my “organization systems” for, but I honestly didn’t know where to start. But today, it happened. I needed to return something …

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06.29.21

The Container Store’s Top Organization Essentials

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been …

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been a work in progress the last few years. I was very pregnant when we moved and life, work, and babies took over. As much as I thrive when things are organized (I’ve always been that way) I …

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04.13.21

How I Organized My Small, Seasonal Closet

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had …

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had in mind. I thought we’d end up with something a little bigger but loved our house and figured we could make it work, and we did. I’ve come to love my little closet – being able to …

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02.23.21

12 Things That Help Me Feel Like I Have it Together (When I Don’t)

Disclaimer: I do not have my sh*t together. Instagram shows you glimpses – …

Disclaimer: I do not have my sh*t together. Instagram shows you glimpses – usually the good ones – but most of my days are unstructured and all over the place. When I was working full-time, I almost always felt like I was scrambling. I was never the get up at …

Living

01.21.21

Reduce Waste With The Best Eco-Friendly Products of 2021

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wary of harsh chemicals, …

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wary of harsh chemicals, and have opted for cleaner, safer products. Since becoming a mom, I’ve thought a lot more about what I want around my girls, and how I want to care for our planet. Last year, I made the …

Organization

01.14.21

The Best Organization Essentials from IKEA

I’ve been on a bit of an organization bender and ordered a few …

I’ve been on a bit of an organization bender and ordered a few things from IKEA for curbside pickup. It was so easy and everything was ready next day. From the basement and junk drawer to the playroom and office, you’ll find IKEA storage solutions throughout our home. You can’t …

Organization

01.03.20

The Best Ikea Finds for an Organized Home

In preparation for an upcoming trip to Ikea to look for some home …

In preparation for an upcoming trip to Ikea to look for some home organization and storage solutions, I decided to take a look at Ikea’s website to make note of the items I want to check out in store. I am in the market for baskets, boxes, bins, and shelves/cabinets …

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06.14.18

How to Get Settled in Your New Home

We recently went from a small 1 bedroom condo to a 3 bedroom, …

We recently went from a small 1 bedroom condo to a 3 bedroom, 2 story house – a huge change for us. This is my seventh home in almost eight years so I’m no stranger to moving and getting settled, but this time around, I went into the move almost …

Home

09.19.17

How My Home is Always Clean

It only takes getting ready to head out the door to take your …

It only takes getting ready to head out the door to take your house from mostly clean to a complete disaster. Between makeup on the bathroom counter, pile of laundry on a chair, dishes in the sink, and skipping making the bed, it’s often the case that we return to …

Organization

02.15.17

How I Stay Organized

Most of us went into the new year with a plan to get organized …

Most of us went into the new year with a plan to get organized 2017. We wrote lists, made goals, and for the most part, felt really excited about them. But a few weeks in, it’s often the case that we go back to the same old things we did last year.

Organization

11.18.16

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new …

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new puppy, travel, and working on holiday content, things have felt pretty up in the air. In order to simplify things, I’ve pared down everything else from kitchen tools and beauty products to clothes and cars. And knowing …

Organization

08.18.16

Making a Photo Book with Blurb

It's no secret that I love photography. I'm always shooting something with my iPhone, Fuji …

It's no secret that I love photography. I'm always shooting something with my iPhone, Fuji xT1, Canon Mark iii, or Polaroid Instax. A few moments make it to instagram or facebook, most sit on my iPhone until they need to be deleted, and the really big files get stored in Dropbox.

Organization

02.08.16

How to Organize Your Home

Capsule wardrobes. Minimalism. The life-changing magic of tidying up. Chances are you’ve heard someone …

Capsule wardrobes. Minimalism. The life-changing magic of tidying up. Chances are you’ve heard someone talk about one if not all of these ideas at some point over the past year. Well, up until very recently, my home looked clean and organized, but it was mostly surface level. Closets were full of boxes …

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11.16.15

Moving 101

It’s taken some time to adjust to the move, lack of internet (thanks, …

It’s taken some time to adjust to the move, lack of internet (thanks, Comcast) and hiring our first full-time employee, but I think I’m ready to blog again. I thought I should write a post about moving since I’m now in my 5th Chicago apartment (in a 5 year period).