Hey there! I’m Abby,

and I never in a million years thought that I would run a website about organization. 😉

More than a decade ago now, I found myself as a mom of two toddler tornadoes, frustrated by the constant chaos and mess of my home.

Though I am naturally pretty scatterbrained, I was so sick of living in the midst of clutter that I decided to figure out a different way for our family. I have spent years and years learning and creating systems and habits that have helped us stay organized for good.

And if I can do it, you can too!

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A tale of two houses…

From 2013 through mid-2016, this site chronicled the organizing and DIY projects my husband Donnie and I worked on in our little townhouse where we lived with our two sons, Connor and Caleb. Just when we got it exactly the way we wanted it, we outgrew it– of course!

In September of 2016, our family moved into a house we had built by a community builder (a Palermo by Ryan Homes) and have been working hard at making it our own ever since.

Tour the Townhouse

Tour Our Current House

Where you may have spotted us…

Along the way, we have been so honored to be featured in print in HGTV Magazine and Country Sampler, on the websites of Forbes, The Huffington Post, NBC News, Apartment Therapy, House Beautiful, in Marie Kondo’s newsletter, and more.

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My Organizing Philosophy

I firmly believe that organization is not about perfection. Sure, I love pretty bins and labels as much as the next person. (Okay, maybe a little bit more than the next person!)

But for me, organization is about eliminating clutter and creating smart systems that help to lower our stress levels, save us time, and allow us to truly enjoy spending time in our homes, no matter where we live.

  • WATCHING – Downton Abbey or The West Wing. Again.
  • MUNCHING – TruFru chocolate covered raspberries– yum!
  • READING – A sweet romcom. And probably ignoring the work I should be doing instead…oops!
  • DRINKING – I can’t seem to acquire a taste for coffee or tea, but give me a cherry limeade, and I’m a happy girl!
  • GOING – To the hockey rink or tennis court to cheer on my [not so] little guys!

Meet Donnie, too!

This site probably wouldn’t exist anymore without my brilliant husband, Donnie. He may prefer to stay behind the camera most of the time, but he is always working tirelessly behind the scenes.

Donnie takes care of everything on the technical side of the blog, does the grunt work for most of our DIY projects, and is the resident paperless guru and mastermind behind our course, Paperless Made Simple.

I’m so grateful to have him as my partner in life and in business!

These are a few of my favorite things…

Org to support

World Vision

Color

Aqua, always!

What’s next?

If you came looking for home and organizing projects, I can definitely help with that! Simply click on any of our categories below to find tons of strategies, ideas, and inspiration.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll visit again soon!

Have a wonderful day! <3

XO, Abby