31 Days of Real Life Organizing

2 Oct

{Update 9/25/2014: I originally published my 31 Days of Real Life Organizing series here on TechnicallyOrganizedMama. Since it has begun to grow, I’ve moved everything over to it’s new home at Homeology.co. You can refer to the updated post and links here.}

Last week I posted about whether or not your organizing measures up to what you see & read in magazines, blogs and on Pinterest. I feel strongly that you deserve to have a home that is organized, warm and welcoming for yourself and others who live and visit there. In addition, I am just as convinced that you can have that without putting the rest of your life on hold. There are lots of simple ways to start making progress towards that goal. I’m sharing what I’ve learned on my journey as a professional organizer and in organizing my own home.


I just learned about TheNester’s 31 Days Annual Writing Challenge and I thought it would be a good way to push myself to write more on the topic. I realize I’m a day late but I figured it’s better to get started late than not to do it at all, right? {a bit of foreshadowing into my second post…}

So for the next 31 days {well, 30, since I’ll post two today}, I’m going to share insights, projects, tips and tools on Real Life Organizing.

You can follow my blog in your RSS feed or follow the 31 Days of Real Life Organizing on Pinterest or you can even pin this post so you can refer back to it throughout or at the end of the 31 days.

Once it’s published, I’ll link up each day’s post in the list below:

1. How to Get Started Organizing at Home

2. Perfectly Organized

3. Oops! 9 Most Common Home Organizing Mistakes

4. Get Organized. Get Inspired.

5. How Long Will It Take to Get Organized

6. RA-RA For Organizing Paper!

7. The Four Step Foundation for Real Life Organizing & Free Printable

8. Redefining The Inbox

9. Are You a Perfectionator?

10. Get Organized in 15 Minutes or Less?

11. My Top 10 List of Organizing Myths

12. Get Organized. Get Inspired. {Useful & Beautiful}

13. 11 Reasons Your Home Organizing Projects Fail

14. Create Clutter-Free Holiday Decor: Halloween Edition

15. How To Organize Product Manuals & Warranty Information

16. What Organizing Isn’t

17. How Long To Organize a Room?

18. 10 Steps To Organize Any Room

19. 10 Steps To Organize Any Room- Part I

20. 10 Steps To Organize Any Room- Part II

21. My Favorite Containers- The Basics

22. Organizing Rules For Results

23. 3 Reasons To Think Outside The Box {Or Bin or Container}

24. Get Organized. Get Inspired.

25. Take Action On Your Paper Piles

26. Loathing Laundry?  4 Reasons We Love to Hate Laundry

27. Organizing Quickie in the Closet

28. Baby Steps for Tackling Paper Clutter

29. How Do I Get My Spouse Organized?

30. Organizing Solution for Kids Activities and Gear

31. Simplify For The Holidays

Ciao for now!


5 Responses to “31 Days of Real Life Organizing”

  1. Nicole Stanley October 8, 2013 at 6:30 AM #

    Home organization is very rewarding, but also need bit of work. If you are aware of what needs to be done and how you should go about it, you could improve your living space. I agree with you that reducing clutter and downsizing stuff really help the home to be more well organized. Just keeping your stuff contained in certain spaces can help you find stuff faster and it can help it from spreading all over your room.Thanks for sharing insightful and interesting post indeed.


  1. Get Organized. Get Inspired. | Technically Organized Mama - October 4, 2013

    […] favorite quotes with you. And, since I shared my feelings about perfection with you on day 2 of my 31 Days of Real Life Organizing series, I’m going to take a little liberty with it. {See original in the image above.} […]

  2. 11 Reasons Your Home Organizing Projects Fail | Technically Organized Mama - October 13, 2013

    […] day #3 in my 31 Days for Real Life Organizing series, I listed the 9 most common mistakes people make in execution of organizing around the home […]

  3. What Organizing Isn’t | Technically Organized Mama - October 16, 2013

    […] consulting site 2OrganizeU.com in July and I wanted to share it here as I think it belongs with the 31 Days of Real Life Organizing series. I’ve expanded a bit and added notes on each item […]

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